Metro Parks Tacoma

Adult Education

Woman With Binoculars Viewing Nature Center Pond
 

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.
Upcoming dates, topics and final prices TBA - please check back here

 

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

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 COMMON WESTERN WASHINGTON BIRDS 1.5
  Ages 14 and up, $25/participant; $20/TAS Member participant
Join us for a look at 50 of the most common bird species that are found in Western Washington State in the winter. This class is a great starting place for backyard bird watchers. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Class takes place at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park.
 

Nature Center Frog  WINTER BIRDS OF WASHINGTON STATE (3 sessions)
  Ages 14 and up, $66/participant; $59/TAS Member participant
A perfect class for the beginner- or intermediate- level birders. Learn to identify over 205 fall bird species found in Washington. Include, 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 or 7th Edition. Class takes place at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park.
 

   Nature Center FrogBIRDING BY SOUND WITH NATHANAEL (3 sessions, 1 field trip)
   Ages 14 and up, $90/participant; $75/TAS Member participant
Spend time learning how to understand bird sounds both in the field and in the lab with great online techniques like Audio Spectrograms. Be prepared to engage your mind on a whole new level to learn and retain bird sounds like you've never done before. There will be one field trip on Saturday, February 24 from 8-10 am. Course instructor is Nathanael Swecker, board member of Tahoma Audubon. Recommended reading is The Warbler Guide by Stephenson and Whittle. Expect to do some supplementary homework to get the most out of the class. Class takes place at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park.

 

Nature Center Frog  COMMON WASHINGTON BIRDS 1.5  (1 session)
  Ages 14 and up, $25/participant; $20/TAS Member participant
Join us for a look at 50 of the most common bird species that are found in Washington State. This class is a great starting place for backyard bird watchers, and for learning about birds found throughout Washington State. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Class takes place at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park.        

  

Nature Center Frog  BIRDING 101 (1 session)
  Ages 14 and up, $20/participant; $15/TAS Member participant
Join us for a look at 50 of the most common bird species that are found in Washington State. This class is a great starting place for backyard bird watchers, and for learning about birds found throughout Washington State. The instructor, David Kaynor, is a member of the Washington Ornithological Society. Class takes place at the Adriana Hess Wetland Park.