2016 classes, holiday gift certificates, new video & more

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First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to our Year-End Giving Campaign, including those of you who donated on #GivingTuesday, a new global tradition of generosity. There is still time to make a gift to support North Cascades Institute; please visit www.ncascades.org/give.

We are fresh off our first-ever North Cascades Foodshed Summit, held at the Environmental Learning Center last weekend. This unique gathering of farmers, chefs and food advocates discussed current initiatives and needs within our local food system, as well as envisioned new partnerships and new perspectives on our local food system. The Summit was an important step towards creating the Institute’s 5-Year Foodshed Plan to be able to offer fresh, local, organic and sustainably-produced food for students, families and other visitors to the Environmental Learning Center.

Please note that North Cascades Institute will be closed December 24 - January 2. Happy holidays!


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Call (360) 854-2599 or email nci@ncascades.org to purchase today!

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2016 Learning Adventures: Now Registering!

Jan 10-11: Winter Night Photography with Andy Porter
Jan 30: Winter Ecology of the North Cascades
Feb 6: Birding the Greater Skagit Delta
Feb 7: Birding Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo
Feb 20 and/or 21: Winter Tracking Excursion
April 22-24: Ross Lake Revealed: Exploring the Drawdown by Canoe
April 29-May 1: Skagit Canoe Adventure
May 7-8: Exploring Yellow and Jones Islands by Boat and Boot
May 8: Snakes and Amphibians of the Methow Valley
May 14-15: Exploring Sucia Island by Boat and Boot


Many more classes, pricing and registration at www.ncascades.org/get_outside >>

Teacher clock hours, scholarships, student and military discounts and academic credit may be available >>


NOW HIRING! We are currently recruiting for five seasonal Naturalist Educators and one Lead Program Assistant to work beginning February 22. Priority application deadline is January 4, 2016. Job announcements are posted at ncascades.org/employment >>
 
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New video from the 2015 Youth Leadership Conference >> North Cascades books in our online bookstore >>  Mountain School students at Deception Pass >>

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Top photo by Andy Porter; middle banner features "Aspens in Winter" by Molly Hashimoto.
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