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From the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake in the heart of North Cascades National Park to the Skagit and Methow Valleys, Seattle, Bellingham, the Salish Sea and beyond, we offer a wide variety of transformative educational experiences in nature for people of all ages in the Pacific Northwest.

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Featured Programs

  • Base Camp

    Base Camp

    Stay at the Environmental Learning Center on your own schedule and enjoy outdoor learning adventures, comfortable accommodations and delicious, organic meals.
    Now booking Fall 2018!

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    Family Getaways

    Gather your family on Diablo Lake this summer for multi-generational fun & learning in the North Cascades. Named a "Top Adventurous Family Vacation You Can Afford" by Outside Magazine!
    Join us for a unique Thanksgiving Getaway!

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    Learning Center Classes & Field Excursions

    From one-day natural history excursions to weekend writing & art retreats, our classes connect people of all ages to the Wild Nearby.

  • Mt. Baker SnowSchool

    Mt. Baker Snow School

    Combining hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered exploration for grades 6-12 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area

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    Special Events

    Join us for events in 2018 to celebrate North Cascades National Park's 50th Anniversary and the Fall Nature of Writing Speaker Series