Upcoming Training Opportunities
Each year, we offer a series of trainings for Forest Stewards and frequent volunteers. Join us to learn more about restoration best management practices, community engagement, and urban forest ecology.
Related Learning Opportunities
Native Plants ID Workshop: Native Trees Identification and Ecology|Saturday, March 7th| Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Looking for easy ways to identify PNW trees? Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks & Recreation for a FREE informational program and field identification of prominent low-land tree species with SPR Naturalist, Jacob de Guzman.
Program takes place at the Duwamish Longhouse at 11am, followed by an after-program outdoor tree identification session 1:15pm at Herring’s House Park.
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Washington Native Plant Society
The Washington Native Plant Society Central Puget Sound Chapter invites Forest Stewards and volunteers to attend their monthly programming. These events are free and open to the public. There is free plant ID help before all of the Seattle programs. Find out about upcoming programs: https://www.wnps.org/cps-events/calendar
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
The Delridge Wetland Park project is creating space for increased community use in addition to restoring a unique urban greenspace in the Longfellow Creek watershed. The Wetland Workshop Series offers a variety of free events put on by DNDA, to facilitate a re-introduction between our communities and the Delridge Wetland. The goal for the workshop series is to address community priorities, offer fun and informative environmental education experiences, and support further community connections and resiliency. You can learn more about their programming at: https://dnda.org/dnda-nature/wetlands/#workshops
Fall in Love With 25 Seattle Birds|Sunday, February 16th|Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Join Seattle Audubon and the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association to learn how to easily identify 25 common bird species right in your own backyard. You’ll learn to tell a Song Sparrow from a Dark-eyed Junco, and a Dark-eyed Junco from a Black-caped Chickadee. But that’s not all. We’ll discuss the cultural importance of Pacific Northwest birds to local tribes, threats to our feathered friends and what we can all do to protect them. Finally, we’ll end with a hands-on, in-the-field exercise that puts your new ID skills to use with the eBird community science mobile application. Participants will be challenged to continue practicing their new ID skills and eBird with the top contributor after a month receiving a special gift from Seattle Audubon!
King Conservation District
KCD is a natural resources assistance agency that has been helping the people of King County manage natural resources for over seven decades. KCD staff educate landowners, schools, scientists, consultants and agencies in how to recognize problem situations and how to avoid creating them. KCD also provides technical assistance in solving their problems. They have a variety of incredible events, volunteer work parties, and workshops that cover a broad depth of subjects. You can find their events and workshops at: https://kingcd.org/get-involved/education-and-workshops/
Pacific Madrone Decline and Recovery| Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | Cheasty Greenspace
Prepare for Plant Orders | Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Jefferson Park
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | Green Lake
Beavers, Bumble Bees, Foxes – Oh, My! Wildlife Stewardship in Seattle| Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | Discovery Park
Bird Habitat Consultation| Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
Tree Health Trends| Monday, August 5th, 2019 Camp Long
Woodpeckers of Seattle| Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | Seward Park
Forestry Fun: Tips and Tricks for Working with Youth| Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | EarthCorps Office (Magnuson Park)
Learn about the Duwamish Tribe and the Importance of Land Acknowledgement| Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | West Duwamish Greenbelt
Learn about Homeless in Seattle Parks| Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | Jefferson Horticulture Center (HORT)
Birds in our Midst: Creating Gardens Filled With Life| Saturday, January 25th, 2020| Sammamish Library
If you have suggestions for trainings that you would be interested in, or think would be helpful for others, please email Andrea.
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