Date: May 5th, 2012
Location: near Crescent City, CA
Instructor: Keith Bensen
2 hikers, Naturalist Certificate
Description: The central portion of Redwood National and State Parks’ Coastal Trail runs along a spectacular unroaded section of California’s north coast. This field-based class follows the Coastal Trail; observing the state’s fourth largest seabird colony, watching foraging seabirds and migrating gray whales, and visiting a rookery for the threatened Steller’s sea lion and the mouth of the Klamath River, where three other species of pinniped often feed. Read More
Date: April 28th, 2012
Location: Crescent City, CA Instructor: Gary Bloomfield
Tuition: $50 Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 12+
Description: This course begins with a field trip that visits Crescent City Harbor, moves along the rocky coast at low tide towards Point St. George, and finishes up at Lake Tolowa. We’ll seek out migrating and resident shorebirds: Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Wimbrel, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, and more. After the field portion of the class, there will be a multimedia presentation focusing on the identification and biology of the shorebirds of the Klamath coast.
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Dates: April 14th and 15th, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: Daphne Stone, PhD
Beginner/Intermediate level class, Naturalist Certificate
Description: Discover the wonderful and complex world of lichens! We’ll collect lichens from the meadows and forests around Deer Creek Center and then return to the classroom to identify and preserve specimens; examining their structures and learning terminology needed to discuss the basics of lichen identification. Students will learn to key lichens using Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll complete this class with a small personal lichen reference collection to further your lichen studies.
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Birding Basics, hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory
When: Wed, May 2, 7pm – 9pm
Where: North Mountain Park Nature Center
Ever wanted to get involved with bird watching, but don’t know where to start? In this fun evening class we will review the basics of birding: where to go, when to go, and what to look for. We will discuss the basics of bird anatomy, bird ID and bird behavior, and will view photos of Ashland’s most common birds.
We will practice our ID skills with an interactive Power point presentation. Finally, we will provide an overview and recommendations for birding “equipment:” field guides, binoculars, and scopes. $10.
Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541–488-6606.
Dates: March 31st, 2012
Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: Daniel Newberry and Bruce Kiser
Naturalist Certificate, kids aged 10+
Description: Edible wild plants fascinate everyone, from the adventurer interested in learning wilderness survival strategies to the cook who wants to learn to prepare a meal from something new and different. In this class, you’ll learn how to identify common local plants, learn responsible wildcrafting procedures – most important of all – how to avoid poisonous plants. The class will finish with a feast that includes the fruits of our harvest in the field.
For more information on the Siskiyou Field Institute and to sign up click here
Bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) are tiny but important components of Pacific Northwest ecosystems. The Klamath/Siskiyou bioregion supports an amazing diversity of these fascinating non-vascular plants. In this class, students will learn about the basic biology and ecology of bryophytes, and will also learn to identify common species in the field. Class time will be divided between lectures, lab, and field trips.
Date: March 24th and 25th, 2012 Location: Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR
Instructor: Scot Loring Tuition: $100
Click here to sign up for this Siskiyou Field Institute class.
Ashland Mystery Readers Group sponsors an ePublishing workshop on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12–4 at the Ashland Public Library, Ashland, OR
Join mystery readers and writers to find out about the ins and outs of ePublishing. From editorial and marketing, to production, you’ll learn about ePublishing from successful Pacific Northwest authors and expert publishers working right here in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. Read More
Workshops: Darol Anger Fiddle and Mike Marshall Mandolin
Saturday, January 21 • 10am-Noon
Tickets – $40
Place: Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland • Cost: $40
Fiddle Workshop with Darol Anger
Mandolin Workshop with Mike Marshall
For intermediate to advance players. Workshops will take place in separate rooms.
For more information, please visit St. Clair Productions
Workshop: Fingerstyle Guitar with Eric Tingstad
For intermediate to advanced guitar players.
Sunday, December 4 • Time: 10am-Noon
Workshop tickets – $35
Place: Community Food Co-op Community Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer, Ashland
For more information, please see St Clair Productions
Blues Guitar Workshops with David and Ben
Sunday, November 20
Workshops – $40–60
Place: Geos Building 85 4th St., Ashland
Cost: $40 each or $60 both
Workshop with David – 10am-Noon
Workshop with Ben – 1pm-3pm
We’ve scheduled these guitar workshops at different times so you have the option of learning blues guitar techniques from both David Jacobs-Srain or Ben Rice, or just from one. They both play a unique slide guitar as well as finger style and rhythm. Ben also plays the electric guitar.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please see St Clair Productions