Activity Information


Introduction To the Natural World Course

04/15/14 (Tue) - 08/11/14 (Mon)

Seattle Naturalists

Gordon Swartzman

7:00 PM

Seattle Program Center

Member: $90.00 / Non Member: $120.00
Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 the "Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics" by Stephen Whitney and Rob Sandelin as a resource, 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 faster and slower paced groups to accommodate all fitness levels.

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). Participation in all activities is not required. To graduate, submit a list of 100 identified species. We will celebrate your success and get to know other naturalists at a potluck in September. The goal is to have fun and to learn.

The class dates for 2014 are Tuesdays April 15, May 13, June 17 and July 15. The first 2 field trips will be the weekend after the classes. The next two field trips, to the Teanaway area and Mt. Rainier will be in early July and August respectively, timing depending on snowpack levels.

This is no longer open for registration

31 spaces open

Registration closed on Mon, Apr 14 at 5:00 PM

Trip Data


Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics