Adult Classes & Presentations

We offer a wide variety of educational programs and presentations for adults, ranging from bird walks to river management and everything in between.

River Center Adult Birding Classes:

  • Weekly Wednesday Morning Bird Walks throughout the year
  • Raptors in Winter
  • Corvids in Winter
  • Spring for Swallows
  • Nest Box Building Class
  • Introduction to Birds and Birding
  • Birding by Ear

Non-Birding Classes and Programs:

  • Ecology of the Dungeness River
  • Photography for beginners
  • Art Classes including water color and drawing

Group Presentations:

We offer a wide variety of presentations for a fee. Below is a sample of some of our offerings. We can also customize a presentation for your group!

  • Dungeness River Audubon Center – Who we are and what we do focused around a general bid presentation.
  • Bird Adaptations
  • Backyard Birds
  • The Birds We Love to Hate
  • Bear and Cougar Safety
  • River Dynamics
  • Salmon of the PNW
  • Plants and trees of the PNW for beginners

 School Programs

The Dungeness River Audubon Center’s education focus for elementary and middle school children is from second through eighth grades. Thanks to a series of environmental education grants, Center staff has developed curriculum for elementary and middle schools that focus on the wildlife of the Dungeness watershed and how humans affect local watersheds over time.

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Summer Camps

Our goal is to help kids understand and enjoy the natural world through a variety of hands-on activities that include science investigations, games, arts, crafts, hikes, water play, and bicycle journeys.

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Other Community
Educational Events:

  •  Olympic Bird Festival (in April with OPAS)
  • Dungeness River Festival (in September with the River Center Foundation)
  • International Migratory Bird Day/Clallam County Birdathon (in May with OPAS)
  • Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count

Gunnar & Frances Fagerlund Research Program

Provided by the
Dungeness River Audubon Center

Request for Proposals:

The goal of this internship program is to provide an opportunity for college students to study some aspect of the north Olympic Peninsula environment through an independent study. The study is to be design with a faculty member and perform by the recipient (s). This internship program is designed to contribute to the base line date of the Natural History of the Peninsula and to foster awareness and appreciation for some specific aspect of the environment in which the intern lives.

Other groups and classes
that meet at the River Center:

  • Dungeness River Management Team
  • Clean Water Work Group
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery Team
  • Clallam County Septics 101 class
  • Clallam County Septics 201 class
  • WA DOE watershed planning group
  • Olympic Park Associates
  • Peninsula Trails Coalition
  • Olympic Peninsula Audubon monthly meetings
  • Olympic Peninsula Audubon conservation committee
  • River Center Foundation
  • Art Classes
  • Natural Landscaping