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Nature Center Frog  NATURE 101
  Adults 16 and up
$100/person for the series, $90/TNC Member
(these prices are for fall classes and may change based on how many classes we offer)
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.
Spring dates, topics and final prices TBA in February - please check back here

 

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

Register for these classes by visiting the Tahoma Audugon website. Note - you must be a current member of Tahoma Audubon to recieve the member discount listed with these classes. Membership in the Tacoma Nature Center does not qualify you for the discount.
Please visit www.TahomaAudubon.org for information about Tahoma Audubon.       

 

Nature Center Frog  WINTER BIRDS OF WASHINGTON STATE (3 sessions)
  Ages 14 and up
$66/participant; $59/TAS Member participant
A perfect class for beginner- or intermediate-level birders. Learn to identify over 200 summer bird species found in Washington. Class includes: identification of species, habitat and season, locations, and tools needed. Also presented are birding techniques and ethics. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Required materials: National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition. Class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma.
Feb. 20 - March 6        6:30pm-8:30 pm

 

Nature Center Frog  BIRD WATCHING IN WASHINGTON STATE (6 sessions, 1 field trip)
  Ages 14 and up
$133/participant; $120/TAS Member participant

A perfect class for beginner- or intermediate-level birders. Learn to identify nearly 300 bird species found in Washington. Class includes: identification of species, habitat and season, locations, and tools needed. Also presented are birding techniques, safety and ethics. A field trip will enhance your learning experience. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Required materials: National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition. Class meets at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park in University Place.
February 22 - March 29        2:00pm-4:00 pm
Field Trip April 2                    9:00am-12:00pm

 

   Nature Center FrogSPRING COMMON WESTERN WASHINGTON BIRDS (1 session)
   Ages 14 and up
$17/participant; $15/TAS Member participant

Join us for a look at 25 of the most common bird species that are found in Western Washington State in the spring. This class is a great starting place for backyard bird watchers. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma.
April 3        6:30pm-7:30 pm

 

Nature Center Frog  SPRING BIRDS OF WASHINGTON STATE  (3 sessions)
  Ages 14 and up
$66/participant; $59/TAS Member participant

A perfect class for beginner- or intermediate-level birders. Learn to identify over 205 spring bird species found in Washington. Class includes: identification of species, habitat and season, locations, and tools needed. Also presented are birding techniques and ethics. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Required materials: National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition. Class meets at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park in University Place.
April 26 - May 10        2:00pm-4:00 pm          

  

Nature Center Frog  BEGINNING BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY (2 sessions, 1 field trip)
  Ages 18 and up
$50/participant

During this workshop for beginning bird photography, Heather Voboril, instructor and photographer, will overview the basics of light, exposure, autofocus points, camera settings, and techniques in a classroom setting. A field trip to photograph birds in multiple habitats will allow students to practice the tips and techniques discussed in the classroom. At the final classroom session, field trip photos will be workshopped. Required materials: a camera instruction manual and a camera. Class meets at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center in University Place.
May 3 - 10              6:00pm-9:00 pm  
Field Trip on May 6, 7:00-10:00am, Titlow Park      
   

 

Nature Center Frog  BIRD WATCHING IN WASHINGTON STATE (6 sessions, 1 field trip)
  Ages 14 and up
$133/participant; $120/TAS Member participant

A perfect class for beginner- or intermediate-level birders. Learn to identify nearly 300 bird species found in Washington. Class includes: identification of species, habitat and season, locations, and tools needed. Also presented are birding techniques, safety and ethics. A field trip will enhance your learning experience. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Required materials: National Geographic Society Field Guide to North American Birds, 6th Edition. Class meets at the Tacoma Nature Center.
May 15 - June 19        6:30pm-8:30 pm
Field Trip June 17       9:00am-12:00pm

 

   Nature Center FrogSUMMER COMMON WESTERN WASHINGTON BIRDS (1 session)
   Ages 14 and up
$17/participant; $15/TAS Member participant

Join us for a look at 35 of the most common bird species that are found in Western Washington State in the summer. This class is a great starting place for backyard bird watchers. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Class meets at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center in University Place.
June 14        2:00pm-3:00 pm

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FREE TACOMA SOLAR WORKSHOP WITH DONATED SOLAR PV SYSTEM

Do you have friends, family or coworkers who are solar curious? Are you concerned about the environment?

Artisan Electric is excited to announce a free “Solar In Tacoma"  workshop series in 2017. If you know someone considering solar in the Tacoma area, this is an excellent place for them to get started and now is the time.  All of the Solar In Tacoma workshops are at the Tacoma Nature Center and all are FREE!

We'll even have some FREE craft beer and locally-made pizza for you to enjoy while we talk about solar. Child care is not available so please be mindful about sound levels so everyone can hear the presentation easily.

The first workshop is just a few weeks away and you can register at the links below. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up soon for the date and time that fits your schedule best.

Tuesday, January 24th - 6 to 7:30 PM<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-tacomatm-tickets-29427682992>

Wednesday, February 15th - 6 to 7:30 PM<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-tacomatm-tickets-29427683995>

Tuesday, March 7th - 6 to 7:30 PM<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-tacomatm-tickets-29427684998>

Thursday, March 30th - 6 to 7:30 PM<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-tacomatm-tickets-29427686001>


In these free workshops we'll discuss:

 *   The environmental and economic benefits of going solar.

 *   The technology - how it works, connects to your home and the electrical grid.

 *   State and Federal incentives for solar.

 *   What homes are best for solar.

 *   Financial considerations and ROI estimates.


Donated Solar PV System! All workshop participants who go solar will count toward a donated solar PV system for the Tacoma community. For every 10 PV systems installed from these workshops, Artisan Electric will install 1kW of solar to a nonprofit of the customers' choice. The more systems sold, the greater the size of the donated system.

Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union<http://www.psccu.org/>, (PSCCU) will be present to discuss low-interest Energy-Smart loans that have helped more than 2,000 Washingtonians install solar PV systems. PSCCU has also generously donated the food and drinks for these events.

 


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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