Upcoming events in Seattle, Bellingham; new classes online!

Whew! Over the last few weeks, we've launched more than 200 new programs for 2015, including dozens of Adult Classes, Family Getaways, Base Camps and Skagit Tours. We've also scheduled a slew of author readings and presentations, including the Nature of Writing Speaker Series at Village Books in Bellingham, an evening with climber Colin Haley at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center and a book tour to Orcas Island, Leavenworth, Winthrop, Seattle, Bainbridge Island and beyond featuring our Executive Director Saul Weisberg and his new collection of poetry, Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes! Read on for details or visit www.ncascades.org/get_outside.

Our friendly registration team is available to guide you through the many diverse options and to answer any of your questions. Contact Deb and Alaina at nci@ncascades.org or (360) 854-2599.

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2015 Learning Adventures with North Cascades Institute: now registering!

May 1-3: Watercolors in the North Cascades: Wildlife
May 9-10: San Juan Treasures: Exploring Yellow and Jones Islands
May 10: Snakes and Amphibians of the Methow Valley
May 22-24: Wilderness Photography: Into the Forest
May 29-31: Stewardship Weekend at the Learning Center
June 5-7: Wild Edibles from Land to Sea on Lopez Island
June 5-7: Songs of Spring: Birding in the North Cascades
June 12-14: Watercolors in the North Cascades: Landscapes
June 20: Urban Lichens
June 26-28: The Artful Map: A One-Page Journal
July 12: Geology: Cinder Cones and Crater Lakes of Mount Baker

We are also offering classes on dragonflies, raptors, poetry, wildfire ecology, nature journaling, night photography and more!
Class descriptions, pricing and registration at www.ncascades.org/get_outside >>

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Wolf folklore. Cordata Elementary's Mountain School video report. Nature notes from a mild winter in the North Cascades. A natural history retreat in the Methow Valley. Islandwood and Wilderness Awareness School visit the Learning Center. Alpinist Colin Haley on learning to climb on the West Ridge of Eldorado Peak.....

Take a virtual trip to the North Cascades via our blog at chattermarks.org!

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Colin Haley's "Shuksan to Cerro Torre" presentation in Seattle, April 10 >> Nature of Writing Speaker Series at Village Books in Bellingham >> Saul Weisberg's book tour for Headwaters: Poems & Field Notes >>

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Top illustration: “Robin and Berries” block print by Molly Hashimoto; photo credits: Colin Haley by Mikey Schaefer, Saul Weisberg by Benj Drummond, student on bus by Rick Allen.


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