North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
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The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, field campus of the North Cascades Institute, is a hub of discovery for all ages. The Institute operates the Learning Center in partnership with the National Park Service and Seattle City Light. A model of earth-friendly design and operations, the tree-sheltered campus hugs the north shore of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park, one of the wildest, heaviest glaciated and most biologically diverse areas in North America. Here you can explore cascading creeks and pristine peaks, wildflower meadows and old-growth forests and a rich Northwest history that includes more than 8,000 years of Native American culture. Better still, you can join a community – expert teachers, gifted naturalists, intriguing new friends – dedicated to the idea that learning together inspires stewardship.
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