Spring Snake Search in the Methow Valley

Spring Snake Search in the Methow Valley
Program Series Field Excursions
When May 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Methow Valley
Class Tuition $65.00
Clock hours 6.0
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At first glance, our snake friends get a bad rap, yet they become fascinating, even personable, once you learn about their special niche within our local ecosystem. These cold-blooded creatures need hiding spaces to take refuge from the hot and cold, while also needing places to bask in sunlight to warm their bodies, and the Methow Valley is a premier classroom for finding them in their natural habitats.

Join field biologists John and Scott for an intimate look at Eastern Washington’s reptiles in the magical Methow Valley. Located on the sunny side of the North Cascades, we’ll spend our day in the field searching sunny meadows and dramatic canyons while also learning about the latest scientific research on local populations.

Together, we’ll survey for snakes near active den sites, increasing the probability of finding a variety of species.

Our team will be recording snake observations for the Center for Snake Conservation’s nationwide effort to create an instantaneous snapshot of the continent’s snake populations.

Expand your intimacy with the animal kingdom in this small-group field excursion with two of our state’s leading field biologists.

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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