2020 Graduation

Please mark your calendar for the week of March 17-20, 2020 to join us as we celebrate the 18th Cohort of graduate students' completion of their Master of Environmental Education and Certificates in Leadership and Nonprofit Administration and Northwest Natural History!

In partnership with Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, North Cascades Institute offers a M.Ed. degree program that emphasizes teaching, curriculum development and residential program operations; natural and cultural history; and leadership and nonprofit administration. The Institute's campus is located on Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park, where students study during a five-quarter residency. They also complete two quarters of study at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

The week's events will commence with three days of capstone presentations by each member of the cohort at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. Students will present on a topic that has intrigued them throughout their graduate school experience, connecting their experiences within environmental education, natural history, sense of place and the future of education.

The week of festivities culminates in the graduation ceremony on the afternoon of Friday, March 20.

If you would like to attend the capstones and/or the graduation ceremony at the Environmental Learning Center, please contact our friendly registrar at (360) 854-2588 or .

2020 Graduation & Capstones Schedule

Tuesday, March 17
Capstone Presentations by Nicola Follis, Adam Brayton and Carson Yach

Wednesday, March 18
Capstone Presentations by Christine Sanderson, Chris Williams and Thumper Ormerod

Thursday, March 19
Capstone Presentations by Dianna Green, Spencer Gee and Matt Ferrell

Friday, March 20

  • 9 am Brunch
  • 12 pm Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 pm Celebration!

Questions? Contact us at (360) 854-2588 or .