Courses

2016 Summer Class Schedule

  • All classes are available to the general public.You do not need to be matriculated.
  • To be placed on the class list email us at and put the appropriate keywords in the subject line for the class(es) of your choice. If you are interested in more than one class you can send one email with all of the keywords in the subject line. Be sure to spell the keywords correctly.
  • If space is available you will be sent information, registration and reservation forms by email. The response will reserve a space for up to 2 weeks, allowing time for you to complete the forms and return them via postal mail.
  • See Accommodations for meals and accommodation costs.
  • Carpooling: contact the director at to arrange for ride sharing.
Fungi of the Sierra Nevada
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June 5-10, 2016
Dennis Desjardin
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Fungi" in the subject line
Watercolors in the Wild: Sierra Flora
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June 5-10, 2016
Andrie Thrams
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Bird ID by Song 1" in the subject line
Bird Identification by Song - Section 1
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June 5-10, 2016
Jim Steele and Mark Kudrav
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Bird ID by Song 1" in the subject line
Bird Identification by Song - Section 2
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June 12-17, 2016
Mark Kudrav
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Bird ID by Song 2" in the subject line
Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants
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June 17-19, 2016
Kathi Keville
$250
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Medicinal and Edible Plants" in the subject line
Birds of the Sierra Nevada
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June 19-24, 2016
Dave Shuford
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Birds Shuford" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada
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June 19-24, 2016
Paul Opler and Evi Buckner
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Butterflies" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
High-Country Writing Retreat
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June 19-24, 2016
Sarah Rabkin
$398
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Writing Retreat" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Introduction to Wildlife Tracking
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June 24-27, 2016
Mark Kudrav
$250
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Tracking" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Moths of California
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June 24-26, 2016
Paul Opler and Jerry Powell
$225
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Moths" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada
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June 26-July 1, 2016
Bob Patterson
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Flora" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Beginning Birding
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June 26-July 1, 2016
David Lukas
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Beginning Birding" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Mammals of the Sierra Nevada
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June 27-July 2, 2016
Chris Wemmer and Bill Wilson
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Mammals" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Classics and the Environment
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July 3-8, 2016
David Smith
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Classics" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
The Way of Water in Your Watercolor Nature Journal
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July 3-8, 2016
Kristin Meuser
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Way of Water" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Natural History of the Gold Lakes Basin
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July 3-8, 2016
David Lukas
$398
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Natural History GLB" in the subject line
Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed
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July 8-10, 2016
Trent Kirshner
$295
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Fly Fishing" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Biogeomorphology of Sierra Nevada Streams and Meadows
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July 8-15, 2016
Jerry Davis
$646
2 SFSU Units
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Biogeomorphology" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Insect Biology and Identification
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July 10-15, 2016
John Hafernik
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Insects" in the subject line
Perfecting Your Presentation: Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed
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July 15-17, 2016
Trent Kirshner
$295
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Perfecting Your Presentation" in the subject line
Thinking Like a Naturalist
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July 17-22, 2016
John Muir Laws & Emilie Lygren
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Thinking Like a Naturalist" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Pastels and Natural Light
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July 17-22, 2016
Bill Cone
$475
Workshop
Class full (tentatively pending payment)
Request to be on the waiting list by emailing , include the keyword "Pastels" in the subject line
Field Sketching in the Range of Light
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July 24-29, 2016
John Muir Laws
$378
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keywords "Field Sketching" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Ethnobotany of the Sierra Nevada
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July 24-29, 2016
Jolie Elan
$378
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Ecology and Conservation of California Bats
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July 31-August 5, 2016
Joe Szewczak
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Bats" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Practical Observational Astronomy
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July 31-August 5, 2016
Martin Sirk
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Astronomy" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Night Photography
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July 31-August 5, 2016
Brennan Wenck-Reilly
$348
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Night Photography" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Cultural History of Sierra County
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August 7-12, 2016
William Copren
$348
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Cultural History" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
High Sierra Painting Retreat
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August 7-12, 2016
Joan Hoffman
$348
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Fiction Unplugged
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August 7-10, 2016
Dimitri Keriotis
$348
Workshop
Class open
Request registration materials by emailing , include the keyword "Fiction" in the subject line

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