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Natural History Events in the Methow Valley

First Tuesday Presentations
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First Tuesday lectures were recorded to video.
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The Methow Conservancy sponsors a monthly “First Tuesday Series”. The place varies so please check each event for the location. All First Tuesday Lectures are free and open to everyone. For more information contact us at 996-2870 or email us.


First Tuesday Presentations Coming Up:

posterFirst Tuesday on a Thursday: January 3: Citizen Scientists and Seasonal Snow Modeling with David Hill
The Merc Playhouse. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Presentation is from 7-8pm.
OSU Environmental Engineering professor and co-leader of the NASA-funded Community Snow Observation Project, David Hill will share more about this ongoing project to better understand mountain snow distribution using citizen science and satellite remote sensing. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn how you can get involved!

First Tuesday February Arctic Double Header:
Thursday, February 7th
The Winthrop Ice Rink Meeting Room. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-8pm
Mary Gallagher of the Alaska Wilderness League and Susan Ballinger Conservation Fellow at the Chelan Douglas Land Trust will share their photos and experiences traveling through the Alaska’s Arctic Coastal Plain and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Friday, February 8th
The Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-8pm
Join Seattle based writer of “Arctic Solitaire” and award winning photographer Paul Souders as he showcases his amazing photos and tells his incredible tales from a three year quest to photograph poolar bears in their Canadian arctic home.

February Special Feature! Melissa Arnot the Athlete, Advocate, and Adventurer
Tuesday, February 26th
The Winthrop Barn. Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation from 7-8pm
Winthrop-based professional mountaineer Melissa Arnot will share stories from her adventures and advocacy in Washington, Nepal, and beyond! This should be an amazing talk by a truly inspirational human being. You won’t want to miss it!


Other Methow Conservancy Events

January 8th: Methow GenNxt - Snowpack Outlook and Night Skiing Social, 6-8pm,
Join us upstairs at the Winthrop Ice Rink as local professional ski guide and avalanche forecaster Drew Lovell talks about the present snowpack and seasonal outlook while we eat pizza and then we will head outside to night ski on the Methow Community Trail! Methow GenNxt is a gathering of Methow Valleys future leaders ages (21-45) where we come together, have fun, and make lasting connections. Stay tuned for more details.

wtr trackingJanuary 12th: Winter Tracking with Nate Bacon - 8:30am-12:30pm, $45. Explore the winter landscape of the Methow Valley with professional wildlife trackers and educators.  Learn how to identify and interpret wildlife tracks and signs so that you can connect with the hidden lives of the creatures that share this land with us!  We are offering two separate half-day field-classes with extremely knowledgeable local wildlife track and sign teacher Nate Bacon. Snowshoes and good fitness are necessary.  Registration is necessary and space is limited.  Contact us at 996-2870 or email us  to reserve your spot.

January 16th: Big Valley Owling Adventure, 6 - 7:30pm Full with Waitlist!
We'll walk the Big Valley loop looking and listening for owls! To sign up, email us or call (509) 996–2870. 

February 9th: Winter Tracking with Nate Bacon - 8:30am-12:30pm, $45. Explore the winter landscape of the Methow Valley with professional wildlife trackers and educators.  Learn how to identify and interpret wildlife tracks and signs so that you can connect with the hidden lives of the creatures that share this land with us!  We are offering two separate half-day field-classes with extremely knowledgeable local wildlife track and sign teacher Nate Bacon. Snowshoes and good fitness are necessary.  Registration is necessary and space is limited.  Contact us at 996-2870 or email us  to reserve your spot.

Feb. 20th: Big Valley Owling Adventure Round 2, 7 - 8:30p, We’ll walk or ski the Big Valley loop looking and listening for owls! Full with Waitlist!

Feb. 25th – March 18th, 2019 Conservation Course: The Dirt on Soil Health - $95, or $30 per class. Location: Your Space @ Twispworks.

Feb. 25th: Basics of Soil Chemistry, with Jeff Bullock, Ph.D of Agricultural Sciences, Wenatchee Valley College
March 4th: Basics of Soil Biology, with Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Ph.D of Soil Science, WSU. 
March 11th: Carbon Cycling in the Soil, with Dr. Haiying Tao, Ph.D of Crop and Soil Sciences at WSU. 
March 18th: Applied Practices for Improving Soil Health, with local farming and garden gurus. 

Feb. 28th: Volunteer Appreciation and Spring Preview, 6 – 7:30pm,  Calling all Methow Conservancy volunteers! Come join us at Six Knot Taphouse for dinner and drinks while we regale tales from the volunteer field and get excited for the work yet to come!!


Events from Other Organizations
Biology Class: The Life Around Us  -- Dana Visalli of the Methow Naturalist is offering a 7-class winter course on “Life on Earth”--covering the 6 kingdoms of Life. That means Bacteria and Archaea through Animals. Classes are on the first 3 Wednesdays in December and the first 4 Wednesdays in January at 7 PM at The Cove II in Twisp. All are welcome, cost is by donation, $0-$100. Contact Dana for more information or call 509-997-9011.  

Check out a full calendar of Methow Valley community events here.

 


*Our Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel or leave a fee-based course for any reason:
Full refunds will be given if the request is received two weeks or more before the day of the program (class, workshop, field trip, etc.).  If the cancellation is made less than two weeks before the start of the program, the Methow Conservancy will give a full refund only if we are able to fill your spot.  If you cancel 24 hours or less before the start time of the program or after the class has started there will be no refund of the program fee.  Although we rarely need to do so, we reserve the right to cancel a program.  In this case you will receive a full refund.

 
 
 
 
 
 
315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870