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Quiet Water: 
Watershed Wetlands
May 9
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Instructor: Clay Antieau
Journey into the watershed with Clay Antieau, Seattle Public Utilities scientist and local authority on native plants. Highlights of the day include Eagle Ridge Meadow, a 40-acre fen; 14 Lakes, a strange “kettle” wetland; and a forested bog in the Rock Creek riparian wetland complex. Participants must be able to hike 2 - 3 miles of moderate intensity over uneven terrain.

May 9 (Saturday), 9:00 - 4:00
Adults & Kids Ages 12+, $15

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Among Ancients: 
Old Growth Forests
August
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Instructor: Clay Antieau
Enjoy a day in old growth forests with Clay Antieau, Seattle Public Utilities scientist and local authority on northwest native plants. Hikes will include trips into some of the best lowland old growth, including the Lost Creek old growth and the ancient forests of Findley Lake. Participants must be able to hike 2 - 3 miles of moderate intensity over uneven terrain.

August 1 (Saturday), 9:00 - 4:00
August 15th (Saturday), 9:00 - 4:00
Adults & Kids Ages 12+, $15

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Lichens:
Mysterious Fungi of the Forest
June 14
$20
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Instructors: Professor Katherine Glew, PhD
Join Professor Katherine Glew, PhD to learn about the fascinating lichens of the forest. After a short overview of lichens in the classroom, venture into the watershed to find them. The last part of the day will be spent identifying and studying specimens collected in the field.

June 14 (Saturday), 10:00 - 3:00
Adults, $20
Program is currently full

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Adventures in Forest Ecology
September 19
$15
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Instructor: Rolf Gersonde, PhD & Bill Richards
Spend the day with watershed ecologists Rolf Gersonde, PhD and Bill Richards. They will help you discover the hidden connections in the forests and share how we restore biodiversity and habitat in young forests of the Watershed. Explore differences in wildlife habitat and other ecosystem qualities between young and old forests in the Rex Basin.

September 19 (Saturday), 9:00 - 4:00
Adults & Kids Ages 12+, $15

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Fascinating Fungi
October
$30
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Instructor: Watershed Staff
Come explore the fascinating fungi of the Cedar River Watershed. This one-day class provides an overview of fungi, the characteristics of fungi used for identification, and their roles in forest ecology. The class is perfect to begin your exploration of these amazing organisms found all around us. Please note that this class does not focus on edibility.

October 17 (Saturday), 9:00 - 2:00
October 18 (Sunday), 9:00 - 2:00
Adults, $30

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Paul Bannick: Owls & Woodpeckers
November 7
$15 - $25
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Instructor: Paul Bannick
Paul Bannick, award-winning photographer and author, will be offering two programs on the same day. In the morning, go on a visual exploration of the life of the owl, through all four seasons. In the afternoon, examine the diversity of woodpeckers in North America through story and images. Both promise to delight and inform.

Owls: November 7 (Saturday), 11:00 - 1:00
Woodpeckers: November 7 (Saturday), 2:00 - 4:00
Adults, $15 or $25 for both Owls & Woodpeckers

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