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Jul
15
Sun
NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program @ Olympic National Park
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

 

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program

7-Day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Adventure

Dates: July 15 – 21, 2018
Ages: For students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school

Experience the best that Olympic National Park has to offer on this seven-day excursion. During this program, you will:

  • Spend four days backpacking through the Olympic Mountains, arriving at a new campsite each afternoon.
  • Experience what it’s like to be a field scientist by conducting ecological research.
  • Learn the basics of backcountry travel.
  • Hike about 5 miles a day, carrying everything you need in a backpack weighing 30-40 lbs.
  • Form new friendships.

This backpacking trip is perfect for all experience levels, including those who are new to backpacking and those who already love backpacking but have only have a week to spare this summer! No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.

Cost: $1,150
Financial aid is available!

Jul
22
Sun
NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program @ Olympic National Park
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm

 

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program

13-Day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Expedition

Dates: July 22 – August 3, 2018
Ages: For students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school

Immerse yourself in backpacking, in environmental science, and in the wonder of exploring a national park on this exceptional 13-day experience.

  • Embark on an 8-day backpacking expedition through Olympic National Park.
  • Design and conduct your own science investigation.
  • Discover what it means to be a field scientist.
  • Travel across gorgeous forest and mountain landscapes.
  • Learn, or improve, your backpacking skills.
  • Form new friendships.
  • Hike 5-10 miles each day to a new campsite, carrying everything you need in a large backpack that weighs 40-50 lbs.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills.
  • Present your science investigations to National Park staff, NatureBridge educators, your family, and peers.

Students have used their NatureBridge summer backpacking experience and research for high school capstone projects, college entrance essays, and job resumes. This challenging and fun adventure will likely be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences. No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.

Jul
28
Sat
D.A.R.T. Training @ Forks Airport
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am

D.A.R.T. Training

Disaster Airlift Response Team

Aug
2
Thu
NOLS: Block Fest @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am

Block Fest
BLOCK Fest™ is a research-based block play program geared towards children from 8 months to 8 years with their caregivers.  Parents and/or caregivers who accompany their child are encouraged to join in and play. Children and adults can rotate from station to station in a self-guided tour to play with a variety of different blocks.

Aug
4
Sat
Free Fishing and Wildlife tours for U.S. Veterans @ Makah Marina, Neah Bay
Aug 4 all-day

Free Fishing and Wildlife tours for U.S. Veterans

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Reservations Required)

Morning – Fishing Charter or Wildlife Viewing

Afternoon – Wildlife Viewing Charter

Charter Boat Wind Song Makah Marina

R/V Tatoosh Makah Marina

Get in Your Sanctuary Day Hike @ Lake Ozette
Aug 4 all-day

Get in Your Sanctuary Day Hike Lake Ozette

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (limited space, reservations required)
To register or get more details, contact Jacqueline.Laverdure@noaa.gov , 360-406-2084

Aug
13
Mon
The SmileMobile @ Bogachiel Medical Clinic
Aug 13 all-day

The SmileMobile

The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children, pregnant women and family members (if capacity allows) who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Forks.

Updates on the Long Term Ecosystem Productivity Study @ OLympic Natural Resource Center (ONRC)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Updates on the Long Term Ecosystem Productivity Study

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Please join us!   Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry and collegiate education for the Forks community.    Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged.

Aug
14
Tue
The SmileMobile @ Bogachiel Medical Clinic
Aug 14 all-day

The SmileMobile

The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children, pregnant women and family members (if capacity allows) who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Forks.

NOLS: Pirates and Mermaids Story-time @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm

NOLS: Pirates and Mermaids Story-time

Ahoy mateys! Pirates and Mermaids Storytime will be held on Tuesday, August 14 at 2pm at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). This special story-time will feature swashbuckling pirate stories, sea chanties, games, and crafts to make you go “Argh!” Be sure to come dressed as your favorite pirate or mermaid. Activities are geared towards youth 3-7 years of age.