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Founded in 1986, North Cascades Institute a nationally recognized education nonprofit organization that empowers people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, enjoy and learn about the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest—so all will care for and protect this special place.

Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature.

During this time of coronavirus and closures, we have pivoted to create new online learning opportunities, so we can stay connected with you and you can discover new ways to connect with the natural world: Online natural history and art classesMountain School @ Home, Virtual Skagit Tours, Poetry in the Rain videos and Family Getaway @ Home activity boxes!

Check out our blog for stories and photo galleries from the North Cascades, sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to get the latest news on Institute programs, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inspiring images, conservation news, nature facts and much more. 

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