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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

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    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 Winter 2018!

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    Conferences & Retreats

    Book your next gathering, training, reunion or celebration at our campus. 25% discount for group programs of 15+ people during January and February!


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    Family Getaways

    Plan ahead for family fun & learning in the North Cascades. Summer 2018 now open for registration!

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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. New Winter 2018 classes posted!

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    M.Ed Graduate Residency

    Establish your career in environmental education by earning a Master of Education degree in our residency program offered in partnership with Western Washington University. Now accepting applications for 2018!

  • Mt. Baker SnowSchool

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