October 7 – Gear for Gals in Pakistan and Beyond: Gender Equality in MENA region Through Women Mountaineers
Join Genevieve Hathaway, documentary photographer and Director of ArchaeoAdventures Women’s Tours, for an exciting discussion on how women mountaineering programs in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern and North African countries are bringing about greater gender equality through training local women as mountaineers.
Have an adventure you want to share? What trips would you like to brag about, laugh about, commiserate with other adventurers? It’s your turn to share your stories of classic climbs, gorgeous scenery, and epic fails with friends family and beer lovers alike. We are asking participants to share their 5-15 minute trip reports in a visual format (powerpoint, photoviewer) which should include a description of the area/route/activity, photography along the way, and any other ridiculousness that gets the point across. Owner/brewer/climber Kevin Klein will kick off the evening at 7pm sharp!
Puget Sound salmon are swimming upstream to spawn right now. They’re also swimming upstream against a changing environment that includes increasingly common drought conditions and one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the country. Why should you care and what can you do about it?
Join Washington Women of Cyclocross (WWCX) to discuss cyclocross!! Whether your question is “What is cyclocross?” to “How do I try cyclocross without becoming (too) addicted?!” we will share how WWCX is helping to promote and revolutionize women cyclocross in the Northwest.
August 12 – Mushroom foraging with the Puget Sound Mycological Society
Learn to identify and forage for your own wild mushroom while out on your next adventure. Josh Powell, with the Puget Sound Mycological Society, will talk about how to find good foraging habitats, how to forage safely, and how you can bring home a basket of tasty treats. We’ll cover some of the most common and popular mushrooms here in the Pacific Northwest and learn about the world of wild mushrooms. Feel free to bring your own mushrooms in for identification too!
August 26 – Wilderness Awareness School
Wilderness Awareness School is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self. Wilderness Awareness School offers courses for youths and adults in wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, bird languages, outdoor leadership and much more.
July 8 – Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
June 24 – Orienteering 101 with Cascade Orienteering Club
July 22 – North Cascades Institute
The unique environment of the North Cascades provides limitless opportunities to explore challenge ourselves. Learn about the fun ways North Cascades Institute promotes conservation by connecting youth, adults and families with the North Cascades landscape. They will share the unique characteristics of their field programs, partnerships, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center and ways you can enjoy this exceptional place.