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Wenatchee River Institute

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347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
509-548-0181 x4 www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org

September 2021

Red Barn Event – Homewaters: A Conversation About Connections

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Free

Author David Williams (Homewaters) together with author Iris Graville (Writer in a Life Vest) will create a conversation about Puget Sound that weaves the stories of people and place across more than 10,000 years of history. They will touch on warfare, transportation (canoe culture and mosquito fleet), and resource extraction; will dive into the realm of the salmon and orca, and will trace lesser known, but ecosystem-critical species such as rockfish, herring, kelp, Olympia oyster, and geoducks. Together they will… Continue Reading Red Barn Event – Homewaters: A Conversation About Connections

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October 2021

Autumn Amble

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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$5

Join the Wenatchee River Institute for a two-hour autumn amble with one of our knowledgeable naturalists. Walk with us through Waterfront Park as the air begins to cool and the leaves turn gold. You will learn about the natural and cultural history of Leavenworth with many scenic views along the way! What are plants and animals doing to prepare for winter? Can we find all 5 types of salmon that are spawning in the fall? Difficulty level: a ‘walk in… Continue Reading Autumn Amble

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Macrame Class

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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$42

Come learn how to make a macrame plant hanger with Merilea from High Mountain Arts! In this workshop you will learn a few fundamental macrame knots and how to use them to create a cute little plant hanger. Organic cotton cord, wood beads, and pots will be provided. Each participant will leave with their very own plant hanger. Cost: $42 non-member, $35 member Limit: 15 participants In light of new covid cases in our county, we will require all participants… Continue Reading Macrame Class

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A Class on Chanterelles!

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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$40

The fall season is a fabulous time to forage for Chanterelle mushrooms! Join our Community Programs Manager, Rachel, a class on chanterelles. We will start the day at Wenatchee River Institute, learning the basics of mushroom identification and safety tips for foraging. Most of the class will be spent in the field foraging for chanterelles and observing other species we find. There is no guarantee chanterelles will be found, of course, but you will learn what key habitat features to… Continue Reading A Class on Chanterelles!

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Red Barn Event: Beta Hatch – Insect Entrepreneurs

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Join us to learn about our valley's very own mealworm hatchery, combating our problem of food production and waste! By 2050, the world will need to feed 10 billion people. Today, 30% of crops feed meat, meaning feed production competes with food production. Feed markets are global while supplies are local. Beta Hatch is industrializing insect agriculture here in the Wenatchee Valley to solve these problems. Mealworms, we like to say, are a super bug, digesting waste that ordinarily has… Continue Reading Red Barn Event: Beta Hatch – Insect Entrepreneurs

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Fall Fungi Field Trip with Puget Sound Mycological Society

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Fall mushroom season is here! Wenatchee River Institute and Puget Sound Mycological Society are coming together to host a fall fungi field trip. The day will begin at the Wenatchee River Institute with a meeting to set the scene and provide a safety briefing. PSMS guides will take groups of people out to different locations for fungi foraging and collection. There is no guarantee you'll find good edible mushrooms, of course, but you will learn the basics and have an… Continue Reading Fall Fungi Field Trip with Puget Sound Mycological Society

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November 2021

Red Barn Event: Stories of People in North Central Washington

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Free

Join us in the Red Barn for an author presentation with Wenatchee Valley local, Rod Molzahn, on his book "What They Found: Stories of People in North Central Washington." People have lived in North Central Washington for at least 8,000 years and the land has provided for them. They have lived on the land and from the land. The land satisfied all the needs of the early people: food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons. The people were part of the… Continue Reading Red Barn Event: Stories of People in North Central Washington

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Red Barn Event: Orca – Shared Waters, Shared Home

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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Free

In Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home journalist Lynda V. Mapes explores the natural history of the orca and the unique challenges for survival of the Southern Resident group that frequents Puget Sound. These whales are among the most urban in the world, a focus of researchers, tourists, and politicians alike. Once referred to as "blackfish" and still known as "killer whales," orcas were for generations regarded as vermin to be avoided or exterminated, then later were captured live for aquariums… Continue Reading Red Barn Event: Orca – Shared Waters, Shared Home

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