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Adult Classes

A variety of classes on birding and natural history are taught throughout the year by qualified instructors who are experts in their respective fields.  To see a current list of class offerings and their descriptions, please view the Class Schedule.  

Seattle Audubon also offers a Master Birder Program, a two-semester course and education-for-service program focusing on the identification and natural history of Washington's birds. Offered every other year, participants benefit from an intensive study of Northwest birds and serve as valuable resources for Seattle Audubon and the community.

Class FAQs and Information

How do I register for a class?

To register for classes by credit card, call Seattle Audubon, 206-523-4483, Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM, or mail your check to Seattle Audubon, 8050 35th NE, Seattle WA 98115. To qualify for member rates, you must be a member of Seattle Audubon. See our membership  page to learn more about the benefits of Seattle Audubon membership.

Be sure to sign up for classes as soon as you can, because classes can fill quickly. If sign-up on any class does not meet minimum requirements the class may be cancelled and refunds will be given. You may not sign up for only part of a class package unless a lecture only component is being offered.


Are there refunds if I have to cancel a class?

Full refunds will be given if you cancel at least two weeks prior to the class. No refund will be given if you cancel with less than two weeks' notice.


Where are the classes held?

Seattle Audubon classes are helpd at different locations around Seattle. Please be sure to check where your class will be held.  Here are the directions:

The 2100 Building is located at 2100 24th Ave, Seattle, 98144. To get there from I-5: Take I-90 East toward Bellevue / Spokane exit. At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Rainier Ave S. Bear right onto Rainier Ave S. Bear left onto S Walker St, and then immediately turn left onto 24TH Ave S.

The Center for Urban Horticulture is located at 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. From NE 45th Street, turn south on Mary Gates Memorial Way to NE 41st Street.  Click here for a map (pdf) of the CUH complex, which shows the location of the classrooms.

Lakeside School is located at 14050 1st Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125. Classes are held in the Allen-Gates Hall. From I-5 north or south, take exit 175 (NE 145th St). Turn west (left from northbound, right from southbound) onto 145th, and move to the left-hand lane. Go up the hill, and turn left at the first light (1st Ave NE). The Upper School campus will be on your left; enter via the second driveway. Turn into the main driveway from 1st Avenue NE, and then take an immediate right followed by an immediate left. Parking is located in front of Allen-Gates Hall.

Phinney Neighborhood Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 98103. To get there from I-5: Take the NE 50th St/NE 45th St exit. Follow the 50th Street off ramp, and turn west onto 50th Street and travel west about 1 1/2 miles to Phinney Avenue North (watch the street signs after 6 stoplights so you don't get in the wrong lane accidently). The arterial curves to the right and becomes Phinney Avenue North. Travel north on Phinney about 1 mile. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (just before Starbucks). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right.



All class participants are expected to behave in accordance to the Seattle Audubon Code of Conduct.


Where can I get additional information?

If you need additional information, or have class topic suggestions or are willing to teach a class, please contact the Education Manager or call (206) 523-8243 ext. 19.

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