Learning Center Programs & Field Excursions

Join us at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center for hands-on learning adventures with the Pacific Northwest’s best naturalists, artists, scientists and writers.

In addition to world-class educational opportunities on topics ranging from birds to watercolors to mushrooms to photography, classes at the Learning Center offer comfortable accommodations in our guest lodges, delicious meals made from local, organic ingredients in our lakeside dining hall and naturalist-led activities in the Diablo Lake neighborhood.

We also offer Field Excursions away from the Learning Center that explore the natural and cultural history of Cascadia, including Mount Baker, the Methow Valley, the San Juan Islands, the Skagit Valley, Chelan Ridge, Seattle and beyond.

Registration is offered online or by phone. For assistance, feel free to call us at (360) 854-2599 or email nci@ncascades.org.


 

Winter Visitors: Birding the Skagit Delta

Winter Visitors: Birding the Skagit Delta

Feb 25, 2017
Instructors: Libby Mills

 

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Salish Seaweed Garden: Harvesting & Cuisine

Salish Seaweed Garden: Harvesting & Cuisine

Apr 29, 2017
Instructors: Jennifer Hahn

 

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San Juan Treasures: Exploring Yellow and Jones Islands by Boat and Boot

San Juan Treasures: Exploring Yellow and Jones Islands by Boat and Boot

May 06, 2017 - May 07, 2017
Instructors: Kevin Campion

 

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Spring Snake Search in the Methow Valley

Spring Snake Search in the Methow Valley

May 13, 2017
Instructors: John Rohrer, Scott Fitkin

 

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Hands to Work: Learning Center Stewardship Weekend

Hands to Work: Learning Center Stewardship Weekend

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Blockprinting and Watercolors

Blockprinting and Watercolors

Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
Instructors: Molly Hashimoto

 

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Summer Watercolors in the North Cascades

Summer Watercolors in the North Cascades

Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Instructors: Michele Cooper

 

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In the Company of Corvids

In the Company of Corvids

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Instructors: John Marzluff

 

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Night Photography 1: Washington Pass

Night Photography 1: Washington Pass

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
Instructors: Andy Porter

 

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Adventures NW Photography Workshop

Adventures NW Photography Workshop

Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017
Instructors: Alan Sanders, John D'Onofrio

 

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Urban Dragonflies

Urban Dragonflies

Jul 29, 2017
Instructors: Dennis Paulson

 

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Mount Baker Geology 2: Artist Point

Mount Baker Geology 2: Artist Point

Aug 05, 2017
Instructors: Scott and Marca Babcock

 

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Night Photography 2: Artist Point at Night

Night Photography 2: Artist Point at Night

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Instructors: Andy Porter

 

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Wildlife Tracking

Wildlife Tracking

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
Instructors: Marcus Reynerson

 

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Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence

Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence

Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Instructors: Holly Hughes, Kurt Hoelting

 

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Autumn Watercolors in the North Cascades

Autumn Watercolors in the North Cascades

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Instructors: Molly Hashimoto

 

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Wild Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures

Wild Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Instructors: Lee Whitford

 

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Mushrooms of the North Cascades: A Fungal Foray

Mushrooms of the North Cascades: A Fungal Foray

Oct 21, 2017
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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