BASIC BACKYARD BEEKEEPING SERIES
Adults 18 and up
$36/person/class, $48/family (2 adults)/class
TNC Members - $25/person/class, $36/family/class
Gift Certificates for this class series are available at the Nature Center!
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.
|Jan-Mar dates||Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm||Basic Backyard Beekeeping 101|
|Mar-May dates||Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm||Basic Backyard Beekeeping 201|
|Jul-Aug dates||Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm||Basic Backyard Beekeeping 301|
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.
|Oct 16||6:00-8:00pm||On Purpose Parenting|
|Nov 6||6:00-8:00pm||Guiding Young Children|
|Dec 4||6:00-8:00pm||The Importance of Play & Nature in Your Backyard|
|April 16||6:00-8:00pm||What is Kindergarten Readiness?|
WESTERN WASHINGTON HAWK WATCHING CLASS
Adults 18 and up, $175/person
Learn all about hawks of this area through lectures and an all-day field trip. Presented by the Falcon Research Group, this class meets at University of Puget Sound. Transportation not included. Register at 253-591-6439.
|69459||Wednesdays January 8 - February 5||7:00-9:00 pm|
Ages 18 and up, $45/Audubon member, $60/non-member
Curious about birds but don't know your crown from your tail feather? All are welcome to this introduction to the joy of identifying the birds that are all around us. You will learn how to identify common birds, use a field guide and binoculars, and some of the best places to see birds in our area. Designed for beginners and taught by Rolan Nelson, this class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center and includes one local field trip on Saturday, September 28, 8:00am - noon. Transportation not included.
|Mondays September 9 - 30||
Adults 18 and up, $50/Audubon member, $65/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 birders with beginning bird watchers. Designed for beginners, this class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center and includes two local field trips on Saturdays, November 9 & 16, 9:00am to noon. Transportation not included.
|67770||Mondays November 4 - 18||6:45-9:00 pm|
Adults 18 and up, $75/Audubon member, $90 non-member
This class will offer the "post beginner" birder the chance to develop additional identification skills for the perching birds of Washington State. We will focus on field marks, some calls, and flight patterns. The class includes two field trips, one on each side of the Cascades, on February 1 and 15. Instructed by Rolan Nelson. To register, call (253) 591-6439. Class meets at Tacoma Nature Center. Transportation not included - carpooling encouraged.
|69458||Mondays January 13 - February17||
ADVANCED BIRDING WITH KEN BROWN
Adults 18 and up, $90/Audubon member, $110 non-member
Join us for an exploration of spring birds and shorebirds of Washington. Learn about the status of state birds, molt and bird songs. This class is for those who have a good background in bird identification. Four field trips include May 3-4 to the coast, May 24 location TBD, June 7-8 to Potholes and June 20-23 Central Washington. Class meets at Tacoma Nature Center. Call (253) 591-6439 to register. Transportation not included - carpooling encouraged.
|69460||Tuesdays April 22 - June 17||
- Click here to learn more about the NatureMapping program and find a workshop.
- NatureMapping for Educators see Educator Workshops
- Arrange a private NatureMapping Workshop for your group by contacting Michele Cardinaux.
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.
Note - this is part of a series of workshops offered to educators in Tacoma in Summer 2013. Please see series information for details and discount.