Category Archives: Past Programs

Up Close and Personal with Cougars in the Methow

February 14  (note the rescheduled date) Rich Beausoleil, WDFW Bear and Cougar Specialist As part of the North Cascades Basecamp’s Winter Thursday Soup and Presentation Series.  5:30pm soup dinner in the lodge.  6:00pm presentation in the classroom.  $10 (1/2 price … Continue reading

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Painting Colorful Winter Watercolors

Presidents Day Weekend Watercolor Workshop February 16-17 ; 10am-2pm  with John Adams, NW Watercolorist in the studio space of the New North Cascades Basecamp’s Classroom $45/person 1-day class; $80 both days Join Northwest watercolorist John Adams for one or two … Continue reading

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SUMMER&FALL PROGRAMS 2012

Registration is open now (out of town and local rates available), and workshops are filling up quickly!  Email info@northcascadesbasecamp.com or call 509/996-2334 for registration. Wildlife and Birding: Wildlife Tracking Workshop and Certification with David Moskowitz May 4-6th 2012 Citizen Science … Continue reading

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Painting Watercolors of Autumn

October 13 & 14th, 2012 10am-1pm with Northwest Watercolorist John Adams at the North Cascades Basecamp Join us for a celebration of fall color! Learn to paint brilliant, colorful autumn scenes of the Methow Valley in Mazama Washington.  Each day … Continue reading

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A Photography Workshop: Capturing the Shades of October

October 5-7th, 2012 with local nature photographer Teri J Pieper 1pm Friday – 1pm Sunday (and optional field trip Sunday afternoon) Bring your camera gear and spirit of adventure for a weekend of photography and learning with Teri J Pieper, … Continue reading

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The Amazon Rainforest

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the North Cascades Basecamp with Peruvian Amazon nature guide Renilo Vasquez Carbajal 5:30 pm dinner, 6:00 pm presentation. Cost: $10 – Proceeds go to an Adopt-A-School program which provides a years worth of school supplies, … Continue reading

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The 3rd annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival

September 8 & 9th, 2012 North central Washington is a major flyway for hawks flying from Alaska to the southwest and Mexico during the spring and fall seasons. This September is a great opportunity to learn about this amazing migration, … Continue reading

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Dragonflies Across the Cascades

North Cascades Institute’s Weekend Workshop August 3-5th, 2012 led by Dennis Paulson at the North Cascades Basecamp Green Darner, Pacific Forktail, Western Meadowhawk – colorful insect names that are as diverse as the habitats they call home. Washington State harbors … Continue reading

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North Cascades Citizen Science Butterfly Project

Sunday, July 29th, 10am-3pm Field Training Day at Maple Pass, Contact Michelle Toshack at Michelle_Toshack@nps.gov or Kim Romain-Bondi at info@northcascadesbasecamp.com if you would like to attend. Meet at the North Cascades Basecamp at 9:15am for baked goods and coffee.  Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Botanical Illustration Weekend Workshop

June 15-17, 2012 With Quinn Fitzpatrick at the North Cascades Basecamp Join artist Quinn Fitzpatrick at the North Cascades Basecamp in the Methow Valley for a weekend workshop on botanical illustration. This class is geared to both artists who’d like … Continue reading

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Watercolor Classes Painting the Birds and Colors of Spring

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3,  10am-4pm with John Adams, Northwest Watercolorist at the North Cascades Basecamp Join us in the heart of the North Cascades for two 1-day workshops painting spring birds in their habitats with Northwest watercolorist … Continue reading

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Spring Festival : Celebrating Birds and Botany in the Methow Valley

June 1-3, 2012 Field trips, presentations, bird and plant field ID, poetry readings, live raptor demo, art projects and classes, games, activities for all ages, music, local food and more! Only $5 for weekend of activities per person.  Food available … Continue reading

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Nature in Art and Science: A Field-Journaling Naturalist Workshop

with Hannah Hinchman and Bruce Thompson May 25-27th Join two popular naturalist educators Hannah Hinchman and Bruce Thompson for a unique integration of observation, personal reflection, and field interpretation: the nature of art and science. To be fully present in … Continue reading

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2012 Citizen Science Snake Count

led by John Rohrer and Scott Fitkin May 12-20th; exact date to-be-announced A citizen science program throught the Center for Snake Conservation’s Snake Count, to map and track snake distributions across North America.  Call or email to let us know … Continue reading

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Wildlife Tracking Weekend Workshop

Cybertracker Certification with David Moskowitz May 4-6th, 2012 at the North Cascades Basecamp Join CyberTracker Conservation and the North Cascades Basecamp for a weekend of wildlife field interpretation in Mazama, WA.  We will experience some of the best tracking environments … Continue reading

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Pilates Retreat

March 8th-11th, 2012 with Sussi Rowntree at the North Cascades Basecamp Cost is $155/person for one night lodging (shared room), meals, daily Pilates classes and evening ecology programs; $170/person for private room. 2 night minimum. Additional drop in Pilates classes … Continue reading

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Thursday Soup and Presentation Series- Winter 2012

Thursdays, Dec 15 – March 1, 2012 5:30 – 7:30pm at the North Cascades Basecamp in Mazama Open to the public-  dinner and presentation $5; Free to guests. Join us every Thursday this winter next to the wood stove or … Continue reading

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Patterns of mountain goat genetic diversity in Washington and southern British Columbia

March 1, 2012 With Leslie Parks, University of Washington PhD Candidate. As part of our Thursday Soup Night and Presentation Series at the North Cascades Basecamp 5:30 pm soup dinner, 6:00 – 7:30pm presentation.  $5.00 to the public; free to … Continue reading

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Landscape Changes in the Arctic National Parks: A Report from the North

February 23, 2012 With Peter Neitlich, Natural Resources Program Manager for the Western Arctic National Parklands. As part of our Thursday Soup Night and Presentation Series at the North Cascades Basecamp 5:30 pm soup dinner, 6:00 – 7:30pm presentation.  $5.00 … Continue reading

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Painting Colorful Mountain Landscapes in Watercolor

Sunday, February 19, 2012 1-4pm with Northwest Watercolorist John Adams at the North Cascades Basecamp Cost: TBA This 3 hour class will include an instructor demonstration and each participant will be guided to create their own unique and expressive artwork … Continue reading

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