2024 Fall Gathering

2024 Fall Gathering

2024 Fall Gathering

Event Details

Sep 07, 2024 04:00 PM to
Sep 08, 2024 12:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Institute staff
Quadruple Accommodations
Triple Accommodations
Double Accommodations
Cost with no Lodging
Tuition Includes
Overnight lodging, dinner with appetizers and bar, evening presentation, breakfast and Sunday activity
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Join us for a friendly gathering and overnight stay at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center Saturday, Sept 7 - Sunday, Sept 8.

Enjoy mingling with long-time and new Institute supporters while we transition from summer into fall programming at the Learning Center. We’ll have appetizers, beer & wine and a simple buffet dinner Saturday night followed by an engaging and fun presentation from North Cascades National Park biologist Roger Christophersen.


Roger’s “Room to Roam” presentation focuses on current and historical wildlife research and monitoring projects—including wolves, pikas, marmots, bats, wolverines, loons, bears, and fishers. He’s been on the frontlines of wildlife work in the Park for over 30 years and looks forward to sharing stories and highlights with you. 


On Sunday, we'll enjoy a delicious breakfast with the option to join an Institute instructor afterward to learn about animal adaptations and see our skull collection. You’ll get a great glimpse into some of the things we explore in Mountain School, our 5th grade program that restarts in mid-September. 

Additionally, guests can choose to register for the Diablo Lake Fall Morning Cruise with Skagit Tours at 11 am, $30-35. Find details about the cruise here. 


Roger Christophersen is a wildlife biologist at North Cascades National Park Service Complex with more than 30 years of experience researching and monitoring a diversity of wildlife species in the North Cascades mountain range. His primary emphasis has been on endangered, threatened, rare, sensitive and keystone mammal and bird species. Roger has developed a long-standing passion for the conservation of forest carnivores, bats, and climate-sensitive alpine species including American pikas and hoary marmots. His enthusiasm and skills as an avid mountaineer and backcountry skier are well-suited for the rigors of field research in rugged mountainous terrain.