Introduction to the Natural World Course - Seattle - 2020

Exploring Nature Course

Introduction to the Natural World Course

An introductory course for the outdoors person interested in learning more about the natural world they are exploring.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

*AS A RESULT OF THE SUSPENSION OF ALL COURSES/ACTIVITIES/EVENTS UNTIL 4/24/20, WE WILL BE CANCELING THIS COURSE. CURRENT PARTICIPANTS MAY RECEIVE A FULL REFUND, DONATE THEIR COURSE FEE, OR TAKE THE COURSE NEXT YEAR AT NO EXTRA COST. PLEASE SEE THE COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION*

 

An Introduction to the Natural World course is designed for hikers, climbers, photographers, scramblers, and conservationists who want to learn more about the mountains they enjoy. Using various smart phone apps, charts, and guidebooks, you will learn the basics of how to identify flowers, shrubs, trees, birds, mammals, butterflies and other forms of life. Instructors are volunteers, eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm of nature. Field trips will be organized with a mix of terrains and distances to accommodate all fitness levels. Field trips are scheduled a month to 2 months in advance, as we see what the winter snowpack and spring weather bring. 


The course includes four presentations at the Mountaineers Program Center at Magnuson Park Seattle, and four field trips (2 local and 2 in the mountains). The 2 local field trips are half day or an evening.  The 2 in the mountains will be a full day, including travel, and take place in the Teanaway region and in Mount Rainier National Park.  Participation in all activities is not required. To graduate, we will have a after-class exercise for students to turn in. We will celebrate your success and get to know other naturalists at a potluck in September. The goal is to have fun, meet some like-minded folks, and to learn.

This course is for adults only, please. No refunds after registration closes.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Graduation Potluck (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Registration closed Sep 22
80 participants
39 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

A smart phone or tablet to use free apps. If this is a hardship, please reach out to the course leader, and we will provide one for you to borrow.

Course Materials
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INW 2020 Course Materials

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