Courses

2017 Summer Class Schedule

  • This page is under construction. Some classes and fees are yet to be added/determined.
  • All courses and workshops 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 send one email with all of the keywords in the subject line. Be sure to spell the keywords correctly.
  • We are in the process of creating an online registration system. You will be sent an email when this is in place with instructions on how to pay for the class/workshop and meals and accommodations.
  • See Accommodations for meals and accommodation costs.
  • Carpooling: contact the director at to arrange for ride sharing about two weeks before the class.
Bird Identification by Song - Section 1
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June 4-9, 2017
Jim Steele and Mark Kudrav
$397
Workshop
Class open
Request registration instructions by emailing , include the keywords "Bird ID by Song 1" in the subject line
Outdoor Photography
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June 4-9, 2017
Darby Hayes
$275
Workshop
Class open
Request registration instructions by emailing , include the keywords "Outdoor Photography" in the subject line
Bird Identification by Song - Section 2
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June 10-15, 2017
Jim Steele and Mark Kudrav
$397
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keywords "Bird ID by Song 2" in the subject line
Birds of the Sierra Nevada
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June 10-15, 2017
Dave Shuford
$397
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keyword "Birds Shuford" in the subject line
Fungi of the Sierra Nevada
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June 11-16, 2017
Dennis Desjardin
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keywords "Fungi" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Mammals of the Sierra Nevada
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June 18-June 23, 2017
Chris Wemmer and Bill Wilson
$397
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keyword "Mammals" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Beginning Birding
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June 18-23, 2017
J.R. Blair
$365
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Introduction to Wildlife Tracking
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June 23-26, 2017
Mark Kudrav
$275
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keyword "Tracking" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada
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June 25-30, 2017
Paul Opler and Evi Buckner
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Flora of the Northern Sierra Nevada
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June 25-30, 2017
Bob Patterson
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Rock, Wood, Water, Sky
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June 25-30, 2017
Laurie Wigham
$365
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keywords "Rock Wood Water Sky" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Moths of California
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June 30-July 2, 2017
Paul Opler
$237
Workshop
Class open
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Medicinal and Edible Wild Plants
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June 30-July 2, 2017
Kathi Keville
$275
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Classics and the Environment
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July 5-9, 2017
David Smith
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Sierra Songwriting
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July 7-9, 2017
Jim Bruno
$275
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keyword "Songwriting" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
Insect Biology and Identification
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July 9-14, 2017
John Hafernik
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
Request registration instructions by emailing , include the keyword "Insects" in the subject line
Scriptless Flickr Badge
The Way of Water in Your Watercolor Nature Journal
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July 9-14, 2017
Kristin Meuser
$397
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Ethnobotany of the Sierra Nevada
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July 9-14, 2017
Jolie Elan
$397
Workshop
Class open
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Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed
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July 14-16, 2017
Trent Kirshner
$310
Workshop
Class open
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Nature Inspires: The Art of Ritual
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July 14-16, 2017
Annie Bruns
$237
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Biogeomorphology of Sierra Nevada Streams and Meadows
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July 16-23, 2017
Jerry Davis
$646
2 SFSU Units
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Pastels and Natural Light
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July 16-21, 2017
Bill Cone
$495
Workshop
Class open
 
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Perfecting Your Presentation: Fly Fishing in the North Yuba Watershed
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July 21-23, 2017
Trent Kirshner
$310
Workshop
Class open
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Wilderness First Responder
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July 21-23, 2017
Eric Peterson
$237
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Ecology and Conservation of California Bats
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July 23-28, 2017
Joe Szewczak
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Practical Observational Astronomy
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July 23-28, 2017
Martin Sirk
$348
1 SFSU Unit
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Night Photography
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July 23-28, 2017
Brennan Wenck-Reilly
$365
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
High-Country Writing Retreat
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August 6-11, 2017
Sarah Rabkin
$397
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Cultural History of Sierra County
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August 6-11, 2017
William Copren
$365
Workshop
Class open
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Scriptless Flickr Badge
Alpine Painting en Plein Air
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August 6-11, 2017
Joan Hoffmann
$365
Workshop
Class open
Request registration information by emailing , include the keyword "Painting Retreat" in the subject line

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