In the Company of Corvids

In the Company of Corvids
Program Series Learning Center Programs
When Jun 23, 2017 11:00 AM to Jun 25, 2017 03:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Single Accommodations $560.00
Double Accommodations $380.00
Triple Accommodations $285.00
Quadruple Accommodations $285.00
Cost with no Lodging $200.00
Clock hours 18.0
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Crows, ravens, jays, magpies and nutcrackers comprise the Corvid family, one of the most unique and intelligent groups of birds here in Cascadia. In our ever-popular annual Corvid class, visit Skagit forests, Methow meadows and the passes in between in search of the birds in their various habitats. Together we'll observe corvids’ habits and personalities firsthand and realize our part in the “cultural co-evolution” corvids and humans have long shared.

John Marzluff, professor of wildlife biology and foster parent to Mariana crows, will be your guide along with Kaeli Swift, University of Washington doctoral candidate researching impacts of urbanization on bird populations alongside Marzluff. Together, the two will bring to life concepts from Marzluff’s award-winning books, In the Company of Crows and Ravens, Gifts of the Crow and the Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife.

Tuition includes includes two nights lodging and six meals at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Single, Double, Triple and Quad Accommodations are for families and groups who wish to guarantee lodging with specific individuals during their stay. Triple and Quad Accommodations will require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-use ladder. Hostel pricing is the cost for sharing a room with up to three other participants. The number of occupants per room (1-4) will be determined based on the total number of hostel guests each night. We do not guarantee a room with your requested roommate under this option, and you may be lodged in a mixed gender room. Please do not select this if you have participants under 18 in your group.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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