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Current members of our local Seattle Audubon chapter receive a 20% discount on online classes as a benefit of annual membership. Please use code SASMEMBER at checkout.

More online sessions will be listed as they are scheduled.

Forests, Fire Ecology, and Climate Change with Rebecca Lexa
Monday, September 13 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Tickets $15 with sliding scale
The forests of the Northwest have adapted to periodic fires over thousands of years. We have seen more frequent, larger, and hotter wildfires in recent years. How did this happen, and what can we do about it?

Intermediate Bird ID: Little Brown Jobs: Identifying the Little Brown Birds of WA State with Connie Sidles

Five weekly online classes on Thursdays starting Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Tickets $75 with sliding scale

If you’ve been confused, amused, and otherwise disabused of the notion that you’ll ever be able to identify the Little Brown Jobs (also known as Little Brown Birds) that populate so many of our Northwest habitats, have no worries. Master Birder and nature author Connie Sidles will take you through the 30+ most look-alike LBJs of Washington State in five classes that will tune you up for our fall migrants and winter residents. The sparrows, finches, longspurs, and buntings that have been busy raising young here and elsewhere will be showing up in numbers beginning in September and October. With the help of this class, you’ll be ready and waiting to ID this challenging but rewarding group of birds. This class is designed mainly for birders who believe they are at the level of advanced beginner or intermediate.

Recordings of classes are available for one month past the live class date

Ecopsychology for Everyone with Rebecca Lexa
Monday, August 9 from 7:00-8:30pm, Tickets $15 with sliding scale
Nature is good for you, but did you ever wonder why? In this class you’ll get to explore how the many ways we connect with nature help improve our mental health, how nature is incorporated into therapy, and how you can apply these principles to your everyday life. There are principles of ecopsychology that anyone can use to improve their day to day lives, and chances are you’re already using some of them! My class introduces some of these ecopsychological concepts, and discusses how to bring them into your life. If you’re curious about reading more before the class, here and here are resources.

Ecopsychology is an approach to the practice of psychology and therapy that integrates our relationship with the natural world into understanding ourselves and improving our mental health. It explores why nature is good for us, and why we often feel so much better after we’ve spent time outside. Ecotherapy, the practice of ecopsychology, may incorporate nature-based activities in a client’s treatment plan, as well as give the client’s relationship with nature equal weight when considering and discussing influences on the client’s mental health. As we watch our planet become increasingly imbalanced due to human activities, ecopsychology can help us explore the sometimes complicated feelings we may have in these difficult times.

Do I register for each class separately?

Yes. Click on the Register Now button at the bottom of the class description to register for that class only.

Are classes recorded?

All online classes are recorded and links to view the recordings are emailed to registrants within a few days of the live class session. You do not need to let anyone know if you cannot attend the live session – you will receive the recording no matter what.

The online class sold out. Can I still view the class recording?

Yes. Use the Register Now button to purchase access to the class recording. Links to recordings can be found in the confirmation email that auto-sends when you register (check your junk and/or clutter boxes) if an online session has already happened, or will be emailed to you after the online session has finished.

How long are recordings available?

The class recording is available for one month past the live class session. If the class is a series of sessions (some classes have 2-4 sessions over a period of weeks), the recordings for all sessions in that series are available for one month past the last live class session date (e.g. if the last class in the series is on May 1, the recordings for the whole series will be available until June 1).

Do Seattle Audubon members receive a discount on online classes?

Yes. Current members of our local Seattle Audubon chapter receive a 20% discount on online classes as a benefit of annual membership. Please use code SASMEMBER at checkout.

How do I use Zoom?

 If you have never used Zoom, check out this YouTube tutorial.

What is the master birder class about and when is the next master birder class series happening?

Seattle Audubon 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.

I want to know more about IN PERSON classes.

To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions for IN PERSON classes, including helpful tips for finding class venues, click here.