Classes & Workshops
Fostering lifelong learning & a love of nature
Throughout the year, we offer various workshops and courses for youth and adults in partnership with the Tacoma Nature Center, University of Puget Sound's Slater Natural History Museum, the Falcon Research Group, and others. Check back often to see which classes are coming up!
2018 Spring/Summer Class Registration OPEN
Join Tahoma Audubon for a class (or several) this spring/summer!
How to register:
Registration for the classes below will be done through Tahoma Audubon (click "Register" with each listing to link to registration page). You can also call or visit the Adriana Hess Audubon Center to register: 253-565-9278 or 2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place. The Tacoma Nature Center is not handling registrations for these classes.
Part of the registration fee for these classes goes to support Tahoma Audubon's mission of connecting people with nature. It's a win-win. You get to learn more about the world around you, and we appreciate the additional support! To save on classes, become a member for a 10% or more discount on all classes.
Don’t wait to the last minute to register for classes. If the minimum attendance of a class is not met two business days before the class starts, the class will be canceled and registrants will be refunded. Classes are either held at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center (2917 Morrison Road W, University Place) or Tacoma Nature Center (1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma), with field trips held throughout the region.
In an effort to make our classes accessible to all who wish to take them, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, scholarships are available. Please call the office for more details.
2018 spring/summer CLASSES
NEW: Birding by Sound Fundamentals (1 Session)
Birding by Sound Fundamentals One Day course! Be prepared to change the way you understand the bird songs of your local PNW. Are you tired of relearning the same bird song each year only to forget it over winter? Using a highly effective new methodology you can learn and retain all those songs and sounds of birds that once eluded you. The normal three day course has been condensed and refined into one day that covers the essentials of birding by sound. After taking this course you will have the knowledge and skills to take other higher level classes with Nathanael in the future.
- This same class is being offered twice! Pick the date that works best for your schedule! April 17 (A) Or April 24 (B), Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
- Adriana Hess Audubon Center (2917 Morrison Road W, University Place, WA)
- Fee: $15/TAS member, $20/ non-member
- Ages 14 and up
- Register for Session A (April 17) or Session B (April 24)
NEW 2-4 year old program on Mondays (February - May)
9:45-10:45 am and 1:45-2:45 pm MarCH 12, AprIL 16 & May 14
This program features story-time, sensory-based activities, songs, and outside time all focused on the natural world.
For ages 2-4 years, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suggested donation of $3/child with a sibling in Homeschool Science. Suggested donation $5/child for all others. Pre-registration (by calling Tacoma Nature Center- 253-404-3930) encouraged, but not required.
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