Nature seminars start in June

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Disovery Southeast, a local outdoors education nonprofit, is known for its work with local schools. Starting in June, they’ll offer nature seminars specifically for adults.


Two weekend sessions, geologic landforms and changing habitats and forest succession, are planned for June. The two, two-day classes are open to the community, with a suggested donation of $50.

Both classes focus on Aak’w Aani: Outer Point and the glacier and are taught by instructors Richard Carstensen and Steve Merli, who will address natural and cultural history with a focusing question, “Why do we live here?”

Geologic landforms will be covered in the first weekend, June 2 and 3, while the second session, June 9 and 10, will cover changing habitats and forest succession. Seminars are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Teachers seeking Education 581 credit will receive one credit hour each weekend. To earn credit, teachers are required to attend classroom sessions on Thursday and Friday evenings before the seminars at roughly 7-9 p.m.

More information and registration can be found at


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