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Nature Center FrogBOSTON HARBOR ADULT PADDLE
Ages 18 and up
$65+ tax/participant; $58.50+tax/TNC Member participant

Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthous exploring the South Sound's Budd Inlet.  Meet at Boston Harbor Marina.
August 13        12:00pm-3:00 pm              79700
 

Nature Center FrogNATURE 101
Adults 16 and up
$100/person for the series, $90/TNC Member        82603
Individual classes at $20/person, $18/TNC Member

Discover Pacific Northwest plants and animals in this 7 part series.  While you learn about birds, butterflies, mushrooms and more, gain skills to share your newfound knowledge with others in a classroom, at summer camp, or on a family adventure.
      Sept. 21    6:30pm - 9:00pm       Trailside Teaching       82606
      Sept.28     6:30pm - 9:00pm       Insects                         82607
      Oct. 5        6:30pm – 9:00pm      Birds of the PNW         82608
      Oct.12       6:30pm – 9:00pm      Puget Sound Mushrooms    82609
      Oct.19       6:30pm – 9:00pm      Salmon                        82610
      Oct. 26      6:30pm – 9:00pm      Washington Geology   82611
      Nov. 2       6:30pm – 9:00pm      Mammals                     82612


Nature Center FrogBLAKE ISLAND ADULT PADDLE
Ages 18 and up
$65+tax/participant, $58.50+tax/TNC Member participant

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you paddle to this marine state park.  Stop for lunch on the island enjoying views of the Seattle skyline before paddling back to the mainland.  Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing.
September 10       10:00am -  1:00pm             79701

 

Nature Center FrogNISQUALLY DELTA NATURALIST LED PADDLE
Ages 18 and up
$65+tax/participant, $58.50+tax/TNC Member participant
Join us for a paddle in one of the largest saltwater estuaries in the South Sound. Learn about all kinds of birds, sea life and plants from an expert naturalist as you paddle. Meet at Luhr Beach Boat Launch.
October 8              10:00am -  1:00pm             82576

 

 

 

Adult Education available through Tahoma Audubon
Tacoma Nature Center's partner in education

Please visit www.TahomaAudubon.org for more information and to register for the following classes. The Tacoma Nature Center is currently NOT taking registrations for any of the classes listed in this section. Throughout the year, Tahoma Audubon offers various workshops and courses for teens and adults in partnership with the Tacoma Nature Center, University of Puget Sound's Slater Natural History Museum and the Falcon Research Group.

Spring Common Birds in Washington State
Monday, April 11(6:30pm) OR Wednesday, April 27(2:30pm)
David Kaynor          Fee: $25.00

10 Great Bird Watching Spots of Washington
Wednesday, April 13(2:30pm) OR Monday, June 20(6:30pm)
David Kaynor            Fee: $15.00

Volcanic Washington
Monday, April 18 6:30-8:30pm
David Kaynor        Fee: $20.00

3 Great Floods of Washington’s past
Wednesday, April 20 2:30pm
David Kaynor          Fee: $15.00

Bird Watching in Washington State
Mondays, April 25 - June 6 (no class Memorial Day) 6:30-8:30pm
David Kaynor         Fee: $120.00

Summer Common Birds in Washington State
Wednesday, May 25 (2:30pm) OR Monday, June 13 (6:30pm)
David Kaynor       Fee: $25.00

Beginning Bird Photography Workshop
Wednesday, June 15, 6:00-9:00 PM with field trip on June 18
Heather Voboril    Fee: $30.00

HOW TO REGISTER:
*Registration for classes done through Tahoma Audubon's website at www.tahomaaudubon.org/education via our new online registration system (click class dates for links to register) or by calling Andrea at 253-565-9129253-565-9129 or by visiting the Adriana Hess Audubon Center. The Tacoma Nature Center is currently not handling registrations for TAS programs.
**Audubon member discounts are not available for the above programs.
***Class locations may vary. Please read the complete class description on the registration page.

 

Adult Education available through the City of Tacoma's Envirohouse

 


Nature Center Frog NATUREMAPPING WORKSHOPS
 

 

Nature Center Frog NATUREMAPPING BASICS WORKSHOP
Adults 18 and up, $30/person*
Moving from activities to field research, NatureMapping is a tool to help create a healthy future for wildlife through the use of sound scientific techniques. This workshop provides participants with the basic skills needed to use the NatureMapping data collection process. Open to educators and all others. Clock hours are available for an additional $5.00.

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