Thursday, February 4, 2016

Loons of Eastern Washington

February 4, 2016

Jeff Heinlen has been studying loons throughout Okanogan County for years.  A magnificent bird of the north, famous for it calls echoing across northern lakes and considered by many to be a symbol of wilderness the Common Loon is a regular breeder in Okanogan County.  Join WDWF Wildlife Biologist Jeff Heinlen as he discusses the life history of this species and it’s management in Okanogan County.  

Tonight at 5:30 pm, homemade vegetarian French Onion Soup and Mazama Store Sea Salt Bagette at the lodge and Natural History Presentation at 6pm in the Ecology Center classroom.  $7/person.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Why Bears in the North Cascades?

January 25 
Join us on for a discussion about grizzly bears and the EIS process to potentially return these majestic animals to our own North Cascades Ecosystem.  Presentation is with Joe Scott of Conservation Northwest, and he will be joined by Scott Fitkin WDFW Biologist to answer additional questions.  

This Thursday, 5:30pm homemade soup and bread at the North Cascades Basecamp lodge, 6:00 presentation in the Classroom. Cost: $7/person.  255 Lost River Rd, Mazama.  509/996-2334.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Campfire, Song and Drum Circle

January 21
Celeste and Kip Roberts will lead a drum and song circle around the Basecamp Bonfire to welcome the lengthening days of the winter and the continue to invite the snow goddesses to bring us plenty.  Bring your instruments and singing voices! 

This Thursday, 5:30pm homemade carrot fennel soup and Mazama Store Rosemary Olive bread at the lodge, 6:00 campfire with Kip and Celeste. Cost: $7/person.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Nature and Art Kids Workshops 

Ever wondered how snow become ices? How to track a bear? Or how to watercolor? Bring your warmest layers and a sack lunch with you for an intriguing exploration into the snow and a nice cozy lunch indoors followed by an exciting art activity.  

Please join us for the following dates:

Jan 16, Thinking Twice about Ice 
Ice and Snow Ecology

Jan 23, Birds of Winter
Winter Birding 

Jan 30, Winter Whereabouts
Migration, Habitats

Feb 6, Super Species
Tracking and Adaptation  

The workshops are intended for kids age 5-12 but anybody is welcome to come learn and create! We will teach age appropriate lessons based on registered participants. We will also provide a snack, art supplies and materials. 

$15/student, $12 additional siblings
Bring warm layers and a sack lunch!
Ecology Classroom at the North Cascades Basecamp
255 Lost River Rd, Mazama

Call or email with any questions or registration

For more information click here to go to our upcoming events page.   

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Thursday Community Soup and Presentation Series

Its that time of the year again!  We are looking forward to another great season of natural history lectures and good soup and company at the North Cascades Basecamp this winter!  Please join us for the following:

Jan 14,  Beaver Project- 10 Year Update, with Kent Woodruff, USFS. 

Jan 21,  Campfire, Song and Drum Circle, Celeste and Kip Roberts.

Jan 28, Why Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades, Joe Scott, Conservation Northwest. 

Feb 4,  Loons of Eastern Washington, Jeff Heinlen, WDFW. 

Feb 11, Wolf Predation in Livestock Occupied Areas of Washington         State, Gabe Spence, WSU.  

Details:  Each of these Thursdays at 5:30pm we'll be serving homemade soup and bread at the lodge.  At 6:00pm will begin our natural history presentation in the Ecology Center Classroom.  Call or email with any questions.

255 Lost River Rd, Mazama.  509-996-2334. Cost: $7/person.