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Nature Center Frog BASIC BACKYARD BEEKEEPING SERIES
Adults 18 and up
$36/person/class, $48/family (2 adults)/class
TNC Members - $25/person/class, $36/family/class

This series of classes will take anyone interested in learning about beekeeping from the basics all the way to more advanced techniques and topics. Whether you know if beekeeping is right for you already or are trying to decide, you will come away from the classes with all of the information needed to take the next step. More information.  
Pre-registration required. Fee is per class - each class is offered multiple times - choose one date per class level. Classes are progressive and the previous level is a pre-requisite for each class.


74302       February 25 Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm Basic Backyard Beekeeping 101

74303       March 18 or
74304       March 25

Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm Basic Backyard Beekeeping 201

74305       July 22 or
74306       July 29 or
74307       August 5
Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm Basic Backyard Beekeeping 301

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Nature Center Frog PARENTING WORKSHOPS
Adults 18 and up, $5/person, FREE for Nature Center members
This series of parent education classes will offer parents a variety of views and techniques in support of guiding young children in their early learning of self-control, responsibility, communication, cooperation and following directions. Information and resources, large and small group interactions, and group discussions are all included. One or both parents are welcome, as are child-care givers and grandparents, but children should be left at home. Come for one or all of the workshops. Pre-registration required. This workshop series will re-run during each school year.


April 15
6:00-8:00pm What is Kindergarten Readiness     74293









 

Nature Center Frog BEGINNING BIRDING
Adults 18 and up, $60/Audubon member, $75/non-member
Do you want to identify the birds on your feeder? Are you still trying to sort out all those ducks on the water? Are you interested in learning skills to identify birds on your own? Then this is the class for you! The class is taught by Marcus Roening, local master birder and past president of the Washington Ornithological Society and Tahoma Audubon. Marcus loves to share his joy of birds with beginning bird watchers. Designed for beginners, this class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center and includes two local field trips on Saturdays, November 8 & 15, 9:00am to noon. Transportation not included.


 This class will be offered in Fall 2015



Nature Center Frog INTERMEDIATE BIRDING
Adults 18 and up, $75/Audubon member, $90 non-member
This class will offer the "post-beginner" birder the chance to develop identification skills and birding methods while honing your birder's intuition. This class includes two field trips on October 19 & 26. Instructed by Brandon Hawn. To register, call (253) 591-6439. Class meets at Tacoma Nature Center. Transportation not included - carpooling encouraged.

Next class offering TBD


Nature Center Frog ADVANCED BIRDING WITH KEN BROWN
Adults 18 and up, $130/Audubon member, $150 non-member
Join us for an exploration of spring and summer birds and shorebirds of Washington. Learn about the status of state birds, migrations, molt and bird songs. This class is for those who have a good background in bird identification. In addition to the scheduled class days, there are four field trips that are fast paced and include travel and overnight stay. Two-day trip to the coast on May 9-10; one-day to a location TBD, either May 16 or 23; Potholes on June 6-7; and Central Washington on June 19-22. Class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center. Transportation/lodging not included - carpooling encouraged.   Call (253) 591-6439 to register.

74273 Tuesdays April 21 - June 30       7:00-9:00pm
 

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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