Introduction to the Natural World Course - Seattle - 2022

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.

Info
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.

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 smartphone 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 for nature. Field trips will be organized with a mix of terrains and distances to accommodate all fitness levels.

The course includes four presentations over zoom (on-line), and four in-person 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 an 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 learn.

This course is for adults only, please.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Lecture 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Registration closed Jun 28
3 participants
13 instructors
Field Trip 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course
Spray Park
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
0 instructors
Summerland
Fri, Aug 5, 2022
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
10 participants
0 instructors
Berkeley Park
Sat, Aug 6, 2022
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
10 participants
0 instructors
Summerland
Sun, Aug 7, 2022
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
10 participants
0 instructors
Berkeley Park
Mon, Aug 8, 2022
Registration opens Jul 1; Instructor registration open now
10 participants
0 instructors
Scrambling Field Trip - Introduction to the Natural World (optional)
Yakima Peak
Sun, Aug 7, 2022
Registration opens Jul 1
5 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

a smart phone to use free apps

Course Materials
Name/Description
INW 2020 Course Materials