Nature Discovery Workshop Series

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2016 – 2017 Workshop Line-up

Last year San Diego Audubon kicked off an exciting new line of public workshops – The Nature Discovery Workshop Series. These classes offer a variety of nature topics throughout the year, and now in its second year, the series just keeps getting better! No matter what your goals are, we hope to inspire nature lovers like you. Our latest workshops will encourage you to enjoy more wildlife around your home, increase your birding skills, become more observant in nature, and explore some of the amazing habitats that San Diego has to offer. Check out our full line-up of workshops below, and stay tuned for more details in the coming months!

**Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend a workshop that you registered for, a full refund is available if you provide notice before 48 hours of the workshop start date. To obtain a refund, please email cooper@sandiegoaudubon.org

The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking

October 21 & 22, 2016 – taught by SDAS Education and VolunteerCoordinator, Jill Cooper

Become familiar with common local wildlife species, learn basic track and sign identification, avoid the pitfalls of perception, learn how to distinguish between mountain lion and domestic dog tracks, and more! 

Gardening for Wildlife

November 19, 2016 – taught by SDAS Board President, David Kimball

Bring life and birdsong to your yard and garden by using native plants and a wildlife friendly design.

Better Bird Photography

Rescheduled to February 11, 2017 – taught by Gerry Tiejte

Visit the local Santee Lakes and learn tips and tricks for capturing better photographs of birds.

Cooking With Native Plants

April 8, 2017 - Taught by SDAS Board Vice President, Lisa Chaddock
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This workshop will delve into how to find and harvest native foods, and will discuss how people historically used the food sources surrounding us in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat.

Birding by Ear

May, 2017 – taught by Hank Ingersol
Learn to identify birds by their songs and calls.

Lisa ChaddockDo you want to learn about edible local plants, and how to cook with them? Cooking with Native Plants is an exciting new course that is being offered as part of the Nature Discovery Workshop Series. This workshop will delve into how to find and harvest native foods, and will discuss how people historically used the food sources surrounding us in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat. Students will get to sample Acorn Flower Biscuits, Orange & Fennel Salad and Fennel Hot Pot Soup. As part of the course, you will receive your own wild edible cookbook. After the class there will be a short walk along some of the Anstine-Audubon trails to look at edible plants for identification. Workshop leader Lisa Chaddock (left) is an assistant professor of Geography at San Diego City College, and has studied the native plant foods of our region for 25 years.

Questions? Email cooper@sandiegoaudubon.org.
Event Start Apr 8, 2017 9:00 am
Event End Apr 8, 2017 12:00 pm
Available Places 20
Individual Price $80.00
 

Contact Info

4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

Office Hours

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