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Mount St. Helens field seminar registration is now open

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Jan. 15, 2009 at 11:17 am with No Comments »
January 15, 2009 11:17 am

From the Mount St. Helens Institute:

The Mount St. Helens Institute, a non-profit organization, has opened online registration for its 2009 Field Seminars and Guided Climbs. A wide variety of field classes are being offered to explore the Northwest’s volcanic landscapes and to gain a greater understanding of Mount St. Helens’ natural and cultural history.

“We are excited to be offering a wide array of subjects this year and especially pleased with the quality of our instructors” said Jeanne Bennett, Mount St. Helens Institute Executive Director. “In addition to several guided geology climbs that anchor the series, we are also offering astronomy, history, photography and unique opportunities to explore Mount St. Helens with extremely knowledgeable instructors. Complete information and instructor biographies and registration are available through the Institute’s website at

· January 31 & March 7/8 Two Part Class: Snow Camping in the Cascades with Henry Panter

· April 4 — Winter Climb of Mount St. Helens with Henry Panter

· April 25, 2009 — Wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge with hiking guru and author, Bill Sullivan

· June 13, 2009 — Spirit Lake: Life Before the Eruption with author Christine Colasurdo

· June 27, 2009 — Mount St. Helens Geology from on High: A Geologist-Guided Climb to the South Crater Rim with geologist, Dr. Larry Mastin

· June 27, 2009 — Kayaking on Coldwater Lake with Monument Scientist, Peter Frenzen

· June 28, 2009 — Managing Fire and Fuels after the 1980 Eruption with fuels expert John Parsons

· July 11 & July 18, 2009 Family Fishing Seminar: Two-part class with Geologist Jeff Marso

· July 18, 2009 — Mount St. Helens: Life Returns to the Heart of the Blast Zone

A Biologist-Guided Exploration of the Pumice Planes and Developing Ecosystem North of the Crater with Biologist, Dr. John Bishop

· August 8, 2009 — Kayaking at Coldwater Lake with Katherine Bilyeu and Bob Appling

· August 8, 2009 — Mount St. Helens: Geology on High, A Geologist-Guided Climb to the Crater Rim with Geologist, Dr. Tom Pierson

· August 15, 2009 — Photographing a Volcanic Landscape with Retired Forest Service photographers, Tom Iraci & Dave Seescholtz

· August 15, 2009 — Mount St. Helens: Stargazing Spectacular with the Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers

· October 10, 2009 — Mushroom Hunting in the Cascades with Maggie Rogers

· Guided Climbs: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, August 6, August 14, August 21, August 28 with Geology and Ecology Interpretation

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