Glacial Geology: Seattle to North Bend - Seattle - 2022

Naturalist Course

Glacial Geology: Seattle to North Bend

In this course we will learn about our local glacial history and go look at the resulting landforms. Students will enroll in an evening zoom lecture & then a field trip with several stops between Seattle and North Bend with a hike up to Rattlesnake Ledge to get a birds eye view.

Central Puget Sound has been shaped by mountain and continental glaciers. You can see the landforms all around you. In this workshop you will learn how these local landforms were created by glaciers - from Seattle drumlins to our major lakes and the many hills & valleys. 

The course includes an evening online lecture and a one-day field trip. The field trip will consist of a guided drive from Seattle to Rattlesnake Ledges with several stops along the way to view landforms. We will hike up Rattlesnake Ledges to get a birds eye view of many glacier formed landscapes. 

Please note that a link to the recording of the lecture will be made available to those on the waitlist soon after November 9.  We really can take only 12 people (9 students) per field trip!

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

A pair of binoculars is suggested but not required.   Participants are encouraged to view the Zoom presentation on a screen bigger than that of a phone.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.