Discover Washington Lecture Series - Tacoma - 2014

Exploring Nature Course

Discover Washington Lecture Series

Thursday Evening Lecture Series at the Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

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Please join us on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the Tacoma Program Center for our Thursday Evening Series of interesting and informative classes.  This series is co-sponsored by the Tacoma Branch Hiking/Backpacking Committee and Kaynor Community Education.  Please note that REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR;  please see the information on each class below for the charge for each class; contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or drkaynor@live.com.  Unless otherwise noted the capacity for each class is 36.  

Programs in the Thursday Evening Class Series, all held at the Tacoma Program Center, are:

5/1/14 - 10 Great Geologic Features of Washington State:  A one-hour look at the 10 most impressive Geological Features in Washington State.  This class is a great starting place for longtime residents and newly arrived people who would like to explore some of the best Washington State has to offer.  Topics will incude locations, how each feature was formed and what you can expect to see.  David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America.  For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person. Registration limit of 36.  This program is part of the Thursday Evening Class Series  co-sponsored by The Mountaineers Tacoma Branch Hiking/Backpacking Committee and Kaynor Community Education.

5/22 & 5/29/14 - Spring Birds Identification:  Join us at the Tacoma Program Center for two evenings for a quick review of the over 200 bird species that are normally found in Washington State in the spring.  This class is a great starting place for novice bird watchers.  Topics will include tips on identification of spring birds in Washington State and the best places to find them.  The required text is the National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition, available at most bookstores or online.   This class meets over two evenings.  David Kaynor, the instructor, has been an active birder in Washington State for over 25 years and has been sharing his insights on how to identify bird species South Puget Sound Community College and other locations.   For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $50.00 per person for both parts of the Spring Bird Identification Seminar. Registration limit of 12.  This program is part of the Thursday Evening Class Series  co-sponsored by The Mountaineers Tacoma Branch Hiking/Backpacking Committee and Kaynor Community Education.

6/5/14 - 3 Great Floods of Washington's Past:  Join us at the Tacoma Program Center for a one-hour look at the 3 great floods in Washington State’s prehistory.  Vast amounts of liquids have swept across huge track of Washington State. In this presentation you will learn where these liquids came from and what triggered these epic floods.  Topics will include best places to view the formations left behind and what you can expect to see.  David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America.  For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person. Registration limit of 36.  This program is part of the Thursday Evening Class Series co-sponsored by The Mountaineers Tacoma Branch Hiking/Backpacking Committee and Kaynor Community Education.

7/3/14 - Volcanic Washington:  Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.  Please join us at the Tacoma Program Center for a one-hour look at the volcanic past of Washington State. This class will highlight not only the famous volcanoes of Washington State but also many lesser known volcanic regions and volcanoes that reach further back in time. This class is a great starting place for longtime residents and newly arrived people who would like to explore some of the best Washington State has to offer. Topics will include best places to view the formations left behind and how each feature was formed. David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America. For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person.

  • 7/24/14 & 7/31/14 - Summer Birds Identification, Parts 1 & 2 (registration limited to 12).  This is a two-part class, meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 and Thursday, July 31.  Join us at the Tacoma Program Center for two evenings for a quick review of the over 200 bird species that are normally found in Washington State in the summer. This class is a great starting place for novice bird watchers. Topics will include tips on identification of summer birds in Washington State and the best places to find them. The required text is the National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition, available at most bookstores or online. This class meets over two evenings. David Kaynor, the instructor, has been an active birder in Washington State for over 25 years and has been sharing his insights on how to identify bird species South Puget Sound Community College and other locations. For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $50.00 per person for both parts of the Summer Bird Identification Seminar.
  • 8/7/14 - Geologies Plate Tectonics - Thursday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m.  Join us at the Tacoma Program Center to see where our continents are going and where they have been, in this one-hour look at how the earth’s surface moves. This class is designed so the average person can understand the dynamic forces moving and reshaping the earth’s continents over the last 4.6 billion years. We will look at how the deep interior of our planet changes the part of the planet that we live on. David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America. For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person.
  • 8/21/14 - Cyclist's Guide to the Iron Horse Trail - Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.  Join us at the Tacoma Program Center for a two hour class to learn about the 110 miles of mountain biking that awaits you on this unique state park ride. This class discusses what it takes to make this historic trail ride on a bicycle. The class covers logistics, equipment, conditioning and the time of year to make the ride. We will also look at the history behind the trail and essential information that is not easily available for potential riders. If you want to ride the full trail this is an essential class to attend. David Kaynor, the instructor has been an avid road and mountain bike cyclist his whole life, clocking in well over ten thousand miles over the last 50 years. For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $25.00 per person.
  • 9/4/14 - Geology of the Puget Sound - Thursday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. See how the Puget Sound came into being in this one-hour slide presentation.  This class is designed so that the average person can understand the earth’s dynamic forces moved and reshaped our region.  We will look at how the Puget Sound trough was effected by forces both obvious and subtle shaping and reshaping our area.  David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America. For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person.
  • 10/2/14 - How Glaciers Carved Washington State - Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. Join us at the Tacoma Program Center for a one-hour look at how glaciers carved Washington State’s landscapes.  Washington State has a unique geologic past.  We will go beyond how our mountains were sculpted and look at fiords, kettles and more.  Topics will include best places to view the formations left behind and how each feature was formed.  David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America.  For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person
  • 10/23/14 & 10/30/14 - Fall Birds Identification - Parts 1 & 2 (registration limited to 12) -   This is a two-part class, meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 and Thursday, October 30.  Join us at the Tacoma Program Center for two evenings for a quick review of the over 200 bird species that are normally found in Washington State in the fall. This class is a great starting place for novice bird watchers. Topics will include tips on identification of fall birds in Washington State and the best places to find them. The required text is the National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition, available at most bookstores or online. This class meets over two evenings. David Kaynor, the instructor, has been an active birder in Washington State for over 25 years and has been sharing his insights on how to identify bird species South Puget Sound Community College and other locations. For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $50.00 per person for both parts of the Fall Bird Identification Seminar.
  • 11/6/14 - Geologic Basics - Geologic Time - Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tacoma Program Center.   Time is a difficult concept to comprehend.  In this one hour class we will look at time from the beginning of our earth to the present.  We will see how our plant’s atmosphere, animals and plants have changed over the last 4.6 billion years.  This class is designed so that the average person can understand the dynamic forces which have formed much of our planet’s rocky surface and atmosphere.  David Kaynor, the instructor, is a member of the Geological Society of America.  For more information about this class or registration, please contact David Kaynor at 360-688-6636 or e-mail him at dkrkaynor@live.com REGISTRATION IS DIRECTLY WITH DAVID KAYNOR; charge is $20.00 per person.
Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Geologic Basics - Geologic Time (optional)
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Registration closed Nov 5
35 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

The required text is National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition, available at most bookstores or online. 

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.