Wildlife Classes & Trainings


Migration Nation: Birding Package (includes guided Field Trip at Montlake Fill)

Wednesday, Oct 1st: 7-8pm

Saturday, Oct 4th: 8am-11am*

*Meet at Montlake Fill

$20 for a 2 class series - Scholarships available

Ages 12 and up

In this fantastic combo of our classroom and field trip birding classes, you will meet these international vagabonds and learn how to support them. In the classroom portion, you will learn much about the park's climate, history and ecology in addition to bird behavior and migration. Hailed as one of the best urban birding spots in the state, the Montlake Fill makes an excellent venue for the Saturday field trip. Wandering the wooden walkways and trails of this avian wonderland, you will see a wide variety of birds and wildlife as they stop by on the fall migration south. Taught by naturalist Ed Dominguez this flexible learning class is customized to your abilities and skills, be you a beginner or veteran birder. This is expedition learning at its finest - outdoors, adventurous, wild, and fun! Binoculars and all supplies are provided. Register here

 

Pacific NW

Majestic Trees of the Pacific Northwest (includes guided hike through Seward Park's Magnificent Forest)

Wednesday, Oct 29th: 7-8:30pm

Saturday, Nov 1st: 10am-12pm

$20 for a 2 class series--Scholarships available

Ages 12 and up

Experience an explosion of color as you explore the Magnificent Forest, one of Seattle's largest stands of Old Growth Forest. Starting with an exploration of conifers of the Pacific Northwest, you will learn key identifiers and morphology necessary to impress friends and family with your native plant identification skills!  Also learn ancient uses and edible varieties of plants endemic to our misty region. Guided by expert naturalist Ed Dominguez, you will enjoy urban forests and backcountry wilderness with new appreciation for the Majestic Trees of the Pacific Northwest. Register here

White-fronted Geese at Tule Lake
Dave Menke/USFWS

Arctic Visitors and the Birds of Winter

Saturday: November 22

8:30am-11am
$10--Scholarships available

Ages 12 and up

Have you ever imagined flying south for the winter to a warmer and sunnier climate? For all our arctic visitors Seward Park is their tropical paradise. In this field-based course, you will meet international vagabonds such as water birds rafting up to protect from ravenous eagles. Most of the time will be spent outdoors and you will learn much about the park's climate, history and ecology in addition to bird behavior and migration. A fantastic introduction to our natural history classes with no previous experience needed. Binoculars and all supplies are provided. Register here

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