March 8, 1998 in Outdoors

Ultimate Classrooms

By The Spokesman-Review

National parks

Great field trips and camps for adults, teachers, kids and families are offered by educational foundations associated with many national parks.

Don’t miss the essence of a national park by speeding by it all in your car. Plan a seminar into your vacation or visit in the off-season to take in a one-day or multi-day seminar that zeroes in on birds, bugs, botany or many other subjects most park visitors never understand.

Glacier National Park, for instance, has has field seminars from mid-March through September covering a wide array of interests from predators and birds of prey to art, map-and-compass, wildflowers, glaciers and much more.

Other parks may have similar programs, plus seminars dealing with features specific to a region. In Yellowstone, for instance, people have a unique opportunity to study geothermal features.

For information, contact:

Glacier Institute, (406) 755-1211 or on the Internet at glacinst/

Yellowstone Institute, (307) 344-2294 or on the Internet at

North Cascades Institute, (360) 856-5700, ext. 209 or on the Internet at

Olympic Park Institute (360) 928-3720 or on the Internet at

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