Happy November! It was great to see many of you last month at one of the many diverse events we offered around Cascadia: Chris Morgan on grizzly bears in Seattle, Jon Riedel and John Scurlock on the glaciers of the North Cascades at the Environmental Learning Center, Paul Bannick sharing his owl photography in Seattle and readings by Kim Stafford and Hob Osterlund in Bellingham.

16-11-Enews-InlineImageWe hosted more than 100 students at the Northwest Youth Leadership Summit at The Mountaineers in Seattle. This gathering brought together young people from our Youth Leadership Adventures and other programs for a day of networking, trainings and leadership skill-building. These motivated conservation leaders of tomorrow got to interact with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in a surprise visit! Over 25 organizations attended to connect students to jobs, internships and wilderness outings, and the students bridged their outdoor experiences to next steps in recreation, higher education and careers for a lifetime of connection with the environment.

We're hunkering down to prepare for an amazing 2017 and are so glad to have your support in our endeavors to inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative experiences in nature!


MBSSWe are gearing up for another great season of Mt. Baker SnowSchool this winter! In collaboration with the Mt. Baker Ski Area, Northwest Avalanche Center and US Forest Service, we’ll be taking middle school and high school students to the mountains for a fun, snowshoe-powered adventure exploring the winter landscape and learning about weather and avalanche forecasting, climate change, snowpack and watersheds.

We are currently registering school groups and recruiting for volunteer instructors to teach in the program. For more information and to see available program dates, visit ncascades.org/snowschool.


 Support North Cascades Institute this Holiday Season!

When you're ready to start thinking about holiday shopping, remember to select North Cascades Institute as the beneficiary of your "Shop for a Cause" offers like: 
  • OneHope Wine - Get 30% off retail pricing of Event Exclusive Offerings and 15% of each purchase will be donated back to North Cascades Institute
  • Fairhaven Gives Back - 10% of what you spend on Nov 17 will be donated to North Cascades Institute
  • Amazon - 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases are donated
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to support North Cascades Institute
Then watch for Bellingham Whole Foods Community Giving Day in January when 5% of that days sales will be donated to North Cascades Institute!

Learn about more ways to support transformative environmental education at www.ncascades.org/support.



Do you want more opportunities to adventure outside? Do you need service hours to graduate? The new Youth Leadership Ambassadors program is an opportunity to explore outside, fulfill service hour requirements, further leadership skills, gain college success and career building skills and even earn a stipend!

Ambassadors will meet for one Saturday field trip and one afterschool training session each month, January through June. Transportation may be available. Free food and fun will be provided at all events! Learn more at www.ncascades.org/youth.

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Robert Michael Pyle at Village Books in Bellingham, Sunday 11/13 Graduate Residency in the North Cascades ~ apply for 2017 Family Getaways 2017 ~ prices going up in Jan, register today!

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Photo of Diablo Lake by Christian Martin; Sally Jewell by Michael Telstad; Robert Michael Pyle by Benj Drummond; ELC by Lara Swimmer.

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