The Budding Naturalist 101

— filed under: ,

The Budding Naturalist 101
Program Series Learning Center classes and retreats
When Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:00 AM to Sun Sep 28, 2014 03:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructors Institute staff
Single Accommodations $510.00
Double Accommodations $340.00
Triple Accommodations $255.00
Clock hours 18.0
Add it to your calendar vCal

By popular demand, we’ve created a new introductory course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to learn about the dynamic natural history of the Pacific Northwest. This course will explore the local natural history of North Cascades National Park and surrounding areas.

The class, led by knowledgeable National Park staff and Institute naturalists, will offer an introduction to field journaling, plant keying and identification, life zones and the flora and fauna of the North Cascades. Our explorations will occur on the trail, by canoe, as well as back in the classroom,

When you’re not learning about wildflowers, geology, old-growth forest ecology and the famous Cascadian carnivores, you’ll enjoy dining on healthful, organic, delicious meals prepared in our lakeside dining hall and comfortable repose each night in our guest lodges.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

TO REGISTER, please choose one of the following options:
  • Click button above to register online
  • Call (360) 854-2599 with your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card ready
  • Download and mail a registration form with your credit card information or personal check
Field Guide to North Cascades Institute