Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Call The Nature Shop 206-523-4483 between 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday to register. Or register online here. Also see Class FAQs for more information.
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For a PDF of current Seattle Audubon classes (and field trips), click here.
NOTE: Registration for Spring 2016 classes opens on March 1. Spring class options will be posted at the end of February.
WINTER 2016 CLASSES
Owls of Washington
with Jamie Acker, owler, educator and researcher
Class: Saturday, January 30th, 1:00-4:00pm
Location: 2100 Building, Board Room, 24th Ave S, Seattle
Field Trips: Sunday January 31st (FULL) & Saturday February 13th (FULL). (Alternate date in the event of inclement weather: February 14th)
Field Trip directions: Take the 2:10 am Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry Sunday morning (two hours after midnight Saturday), and meet the instructor on Bainbridge Island.
Cost for lecture and field trip: $75 members, $90 nonmembers. FULL
Cost for lecture only: $50 members, $65 nonmembers.
Limit: 20 for lecture and field trip (10 per field trip.) 10 for lecture only. Adults only.
Participants in this class will learn many intriguing facts about the 14 species of NW owls. You will also be introduced to the art of owling via a multimedia presentation and lecture.
At time of registration participants may choose one of two field trips to Bainbridge Island, where Barred Owls and Northern Saw-whet owls should be found and other species are possible. Participants will be responsible for providing their transportation; options for carpooling will be organized at time of lecture. REGISTER NOW
Introduction to the Sparrows of Washington State - FULL
with Hans de Grys, Chemistry Teacher at Lakeside School, Master Birder, Recipient – MIT’s Inspirational Teacher Award
Lecture: Thursday February 11, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Lakeside School, Allen-Gates Bldg, Room 101
Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members
Nearly 20 species of sparrows (and their close allies) call Washington State home for all or part of the year. While they may appear at first to be a swarm of similar, nondescript birds, the different species of sparrows are actually quite distinct, with differing field marks, vocalizations, habits, and natural histories. This class will focus both on identification and appreciation of this often overlooked group of birds. This session is suitable for beginning and intermediate birders.
Birding 101 - FULL
with Jack Stephens, Master Birder
Lectures: Thursdays, February 25 and March 3, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle 98103
Field Trip: Sunday, February 28 or Saturday, March 5 (sign up at first lecture)
Cost: $65 members, $80 non-members
Limit: 18 (9 per field trip)
Join Jack for a fun-filled and innovative approach to birds and birding. The class will incorporate sight, sounds, and habitat to create a holistic approach to learning. The instructors’ goal is to pique your interest and motivate you to explore one of the world's most loved hobbies. A local field trip will provide time in the field to ask questions and sharpen your skills. REGISTER NOW
*Seattle Audubon classes can be held at four different locations. Please be sure to check where your class will be held. Here are the directions:
The Center of Urban Horticulture
CUH is located at the 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98195. Take the Montlake Boulevard exit and drive north on Montlake Boulevard. Stay to the right as you cross the bridge and pass Husky Stadium. At the five-way intersection of N.E. 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive, turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St. The center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. Douglas Classroom adjacent to the greenhouse.
The 2100 Building
The 2100 Building is located at 2100 24th Ave S, 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.
Phinney Neighborhood Center
The 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.
The 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.