Winter Ecology: the Subnivean Zone

Winter Ecology: the Subnivean Zone

Event Details

When
Mar 13, 2020 03:00 PM to
Mar 14, 2020 03:00 PM
Where
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructor
Institute staff
Triple Accommodations
$125.00
Double Accommodations
$170.00
Single Accommodations
$245.00
Cost with no Lodging
$115.00
Tuition Includes
One night of lodging plus organic dinner, breakfast and lunch. Snowshoe excursion (snow-dependent). Expert instruction on winter ecology and Quinzhee-building
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Do you think that animal and plant activity goes silent in the winter? Well, think again!

Mari Schramm and Evan Holmstrom are two well-known Program Coordinators who teach a wide variety of groups at the Environmental Learning Center. For this new overnight class at the Environmental Learning Center, they'll share their extensive knowledge of winter ecology in the North Cascades ecosystem on a spirited winter romp in the Diablo Lake neighborhood.

Join us to explore the hidden bustle of life under the Cascadian snowpack — the subnivean zone! We'll examine a cross-section of snow to observe the tunnels and chambers created by the denizens of winter, ideally via snowshoes (weather depending). We’ll also look for plants that thrive in the temperature-regulated zones above the soil. And, to show how humans too have found ways to thrive in a snowy world, together we’ll build a Quinzhee — a snow structure of Athabascan origin.

Winter Ecology: the Subnivean Zone

Come experience the as Winter turns towards Spring in the North Cascades — a place of profound beauty, peaceful quietude and, yes, animals and plants surviving in style!