Natural History Events in the Methow Valley

First Tuesday Lectures
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First Tuesday lectures were recorded to video.
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The Methow Conservancy sponsors a monthly “First Tuesday Lecture Series”. The lectures provide a forum to learn about the Methow Valley’s natural characteristics and natural resource issues. Generally "First Tuesday" Lectures are held on the first Tuesday of the month. 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 Mary at 996-2870 or mary@methowconservancy.org


First Tuesday Lectures Coming Up:

December 5th: " Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest " with author and photographer David Moskowitz, 6:00-8:30pm at the Winthrop Barn, FREE. The holiday party starts at 6pm with drinks, appetizers and awards. The program runs from 7pm–8:30pm.  Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest is a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world's largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. With the failure of agencies in the U.S. and Canada to regulate industrial resource extraction effectively, honor the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region, this film gives voice to First Nations, scientists, foresters, conservationists, and recreationists attempting to chart a new path forward before it is too late. 

January 9th: "WA Trust Water Rights” with the Methow Watershed Council. 7:00pm. Location TBA.

February 6th: “River of Hope: The Columbia River, from Source to Sea” with speaker Peter Marbach. 7:00pm. Location TBA.

March 6th: “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” with speaker David George Gordon. 7:00pm. Location TBA


Other Methow Conservancy Events

December 5th: Holiday Social & “First Tuesday” program "Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest " with author and photographer David Moskowitz, 6:00-8:30pm at the Winthrop Barn, FREE.  The holiday party starts at 6pm with drinks, appetizers and awards. The program runs from 7pm–8:30pm. Photo by Mary Kiesau.

January 5th: “Bringing the Outside In” Natural History & Nature Drawing class on winter birds with instructors Mary Kiesau & Perri Howard, 12:30pm-5:00pm, $65 or $240 for 4-class series (1/5; 1/19; 2/2; 2/16).  Space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.  

January 13th: Wildlife skull identification class with instructor Marcus Reynerson, 9:00am-4:00pm, indoor location TBA. $65, space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.  

January 14th: Snowshoe Wildlife Tracking Class with instructor Marcus Reynerson, 8:30am-12:30pm, $45, space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.  

January 19th: “Bringing the Outside In” Natural History & Nature Drawing class on animal tracks with instructors Mary Kiesau & Perri Howard, 12:30pm-5:00pm, $65 or $240 for 4-class series (1/5; 1/19; 2/2; 2/16).  Space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.  

Photo by Jason Paulsen.February 2nd: “Bringing the Outside In” Natural History & Nature Drawing class on winter plants with instructors Mary Kiesau & Perri Howard, 12:30pm-5:00pm, $65 or $240 for 4-class series (1/5; 1/19; 2/2; 2/16).  Space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.   

February 3rd: Snowshoe Wildlife Tracking Class with instructor David Moskowitz, 8:30am-12:30pm, $45, space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.       

February 16th: “Bringing the Outside In” Natural History & Nature Drawing class on mammals with instructors Mary Kiesau & Perri Howard, 12:30pm-5:00pm, $65 or $240 for 4-class series (1/5; 1/19; 2/2; 2/16).  Space limited, registration required. Click here for more details.


Events & News from Other Organizations

Dana Visalli, publisher of The Methow Naturalist, has an 8-session “Ecology of the Methow Watershed” course on Mondays at 7pm beginning November 6th and running through January.  The first session is free.  See more details at www.methownaturalist.com, or contact Dana at 509-997-9011 or dana@methownet.com.

Methow Valley Citizens Council & Audubon Washington are teaming up on Wednesday, November 8th to present the Citizens Climate Lobby program "Save our farms, forests and fish while strengthening the economy" at 7pm at The Merc Playhouse. Doors open at 6:30pm and the presentation is free and open to the public.

The Methow Watershed Council presents, “Wetter, drier and hotter. What’s in store for Methow waters?" with speaker Amy Snover (Director of the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington), Nov 21, 6-8pm at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp.  For more information, visit www.methowwatershed.com or email Greg Knott at gknott47@gmail.com.


*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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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