BACKYARD HABITAT CLASSES
In these classes, you’ll learn from experts from Seattle Audubon, Washington Native Plant Society, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Bats Northwest and Woodland Park Zoo about how to design your wildlife habitat, attract birds and other wildlife to your backyard, select and care for native plants, manage your backyard sustainably, and get your yard certified as a Backyard Habitat.
Clock hours are available for these workshops but a minimum of 3 hours must be taken to receive credit.
Fall Backyard Habitat Classes
Mammals in Flight: Biology, Ecology and Stewardship of Bats
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 5 clock hours available
Learn more about these nocturnal creatures' biology, their ecological niche and the risks they currently are facing all while becoming a Bat Ambassador. Join Woodland Park Zoo and Bats Northwest for your ambassador training and after the training, you'll have all the tools necessary to spread the word about bats needs and benefits to your friends, family and community.
An optional evening adventure will meet up near the Bath House at Green Lake for those that would like to see the bats in action following the training. Using bat detectors, we'll take a peek at what our local bats get up to at night (weather dependent).
Fee: $30 per person
Pollinators: Saving our Populations of Bees
Oct 4, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 2 clock hours available
Bees might be small in size but humans depend on them for the success of our food supply. As bees are rapidly disappearing our food supply is also in peril. Uncover some of the mysteries of why bee populations are struggling to survive and the solutions affecting the health of honey bees, native bumble bees and other native pollinators.
Fee: $25 per person
Amphibians: Conservation Efforts for Ecosystem Ambassadors
Oct 18, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 2 clock hours available
Found on nearly every continent, amphibians are important indicator species for environmental health even as they undergo decline worldwide. Come and learn fascinating facts about these beautiful animals, their crucial role in the ecosystem, and global conservation efforts to save them from extinction. Find out how you can support the call to action, ensuring that these creatures will continue to thrive on our planet as they have done from more than 200 million years.
Fee: $25 per person
Having trouble registering online?
To register by mail, fax or walk in registration, click here.
Please check back on February 15 for Spring Backyard Habitat Classes
Want more information about creating habitat in your backyard, schoolyard or community garden?
Check out the Northwest Zoo & Aquarium Alliance website!
If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional help please contact the Individual Registrar at 206.548.2424 x3 or by e-mail.