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Register now for the fall Wenatchee Naturalist course

August 12 @ 1:00 am - September 23 @ 3:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2022


If you are looking for a way to deepen your connection to both the natural and human aspects of our collective home, consider becoming a Wenatchee Naturalist! Registration opens in mid-August for the next 50-hour Wenatchee Naturalist in-person course offered by Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Continuing Education, Sept. 21-Dec. 14, 2022. The course is designed to allow participants to meet new friends, discover lovely local places to visit again, and to gain new eyes for the natural wonders of North Central Washington. To date, over 225 people, ages 12-81, have completed the course and become Wenatchee Naturalists.
Instructor Susan Ballinger teaches the Wednesday evening courses at the Wenatchee college campus and leads four Saturday field trips on Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3. Field trips explore habitats along the White, Entiat, Columbia, and Wenatchee River corridors, guided by expert guest scientists.
The interdisciplinary course includes readings, lectures, handouts, guest scientists, labs, and nature journaling. Field trips explore three ecosystems (shrub-steppe, riparian, & dry forest) focusing on 100 common species of the Wenatchee watershed. Every class includes hands-on activities and practice using a science field journal. Tuition includes supplies, a field journal, and a loaned min-library and hand lens. Tuition is $385, with a 10% discount for people over 60 years old. Clock hours are available for teachers.
The course is offered once/year in the fall and serves 24 adult learners. If you have questions, contact the course instructor, Susan Ballinger ([email protected]; 509.669.7820). Visit the Wenatchee Naturalist website at http://www.wenatcheenaturalist.com/ and review the syllabus at https://www.wenatcheenaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2022-Syllabus-.pdf Registration opens mid-August for the WVC Continuing Education https://www.wvc.edu/academics/continuing-education/index.html .

Questions? Contact Susan Ballinger, Instructor, Wenatchee Naturalist course (509.669.7820) [email protected]


August 12 @ 1:00 am
September 23 @ 3:30 am
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Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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