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Upcoming classes: Artist Point Geology, "Beats on the Peaks" & "People & Places of the Upper Skagit" Ross Lake Excursions, Urban Lichens & more!

Last call for Family Getaways: August 19-21 and September 2-4

New publications: Read our 2015 Annual Report and 2016 Field Guide to North Cascades Institute



Welcome to North Cascades Institute

Celebrating 30 Years of Connecting People, Nature & Community!

Since 1986, North Cascades Institute has facilitated hands-on learning at the confluence of natural and cultural history, science, humanities and the arts. We offer a wide array of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and interests to get outside.

Whether it's a Family Getaway, art or natural history retreat, canoe or hiking adventure, youth program or a Skagit Tour, we're here to help you connect with your Wild Nearby in a lasting and meaningful way.

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