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Upcoming Programs

May 19-21: ELC Stewardship Weekend
June 16-18: Summer Watercolors
June 23: Night Photography @ Washington Pass
July 7-9: Adventures NW Photo Workshop
July 22: Mt Baker Geology Hike
July 29: Urban Dragonflies Seattle

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Welcome to North Cascades Institute

You're invited to join us in the North Cascades for hands-on learning & fun!

For more than 30 years, North Cascades Institute has connected people, nature and community through science, art, literature and hands-on exploration of Cascadia’s natural and cultural history. We offer a wide variety 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, Base Camp, 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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