The 2022-2023 Red Barn Event season is right around the corner! Red Barn Events take place in the fall through spring, telling stories of people, place, and the natural world. These events are free and open for anyone to attend, either in person or virtually.
We want to know what YOU want to learn about this season!
Topics of Red Barn Event include anything from cultural history, authors, film showings, wildlife, to local storytelling. Popular events last season included an author discussion with Lowell Skoog, a film showing of The Approach, and climbing history with local climber, Jim Phillips.
We need your help! What ideas or suggestions do you have for topics this season? Click below to let us know.
Membership support from people like you makes all of our environmental education programs possible. As a WRI member, you join a community committed to putting people in touch with the natural world. You are are doing the good work... and you also get benefits!
You receive discounts on all of our education programs, including workshops, Bird Fest and more!
Read more about membership by clicking the link below. Your donation will make you a WRI member through May 31, 2023! WRI memberships can be renewed yearly.
Photo credit: The Wenatchee World
Check out the new StoryWalk® book!
Summer is officially here! Summer camps are now in full swing. In the past two weeks, there have been three camps and a visit to the Migrant Labor Camp. Read some of the highlights below!
There is still one spot open in Amazing Artists Camp (entering grades 4-6) NEXT WEEK! Click here to register.
Visit to the Monitor Migrant Labor Camp
Families used tools that represent birds beaks to learn about how birds get their food. They also went looking for birds with binoculars!
Campers learned how to be naturalists by using tools that naturalists use such as stereoscopes, binoculars, and pocket microscopes. They got to observe things from nature up close!
Campers learned how to paddle-board, went kayaking, and went on a guided rafting tour since the river was high.
Special thanks to Leavenworth Outdoor Center!
Campers learned all about where their food comes from! They helped glean over 120lbs of lettuce from Snowgrass Farm which went to the Community Cupboard. They also made a worm compost bin.
Special thanks to Upper Valley MEND, Waste Loop, and Snowgrass Farm!
New Board Member
Ric is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has extensive experience in a diverse amount of projects and services, including reengagement and health services for school districts, underserved migrant agricultural, and tribal communities; and cultural consultation and mental health services to elite natural disaster response teams. Ric also serves on the board of Indigenous Roots and Reparation Foundation. WRI's mission aligns with his practice and vision of service, seeing folk’s transformation through reconnection to the natural world, and creating leaders in action to help facilitate conscious loving communities. Read more about him here!
Summer Camp Educator Intern
Hannah has spent her whole life working with children. Getting her start in after-school programs before shifting to summer camps and falling in love with them! With a natural passion for teaching, and a love for the outdoors, Hannah couldn’t be happier to be at WRI. Her favorite thing about working at camps is providing a fun and safe space to explore and learn outside of the classroom. She is finishing up her degree in Recreation and Sociology with a focus on youth development at Western Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys climbing, kayaking, and birdwatching!
We are hiring a Community Programs Educator! Are you interested in helping connect people, communities and the natural world? Do you have ideas about resources in our community others could learn from? Do you enjoy engaging learners of all ages? This position may be a great fit! To see the full job description and how to apply, click below.
Thank you to our donors from the last 2 weeks!
Judy and Tom Derpack
Chelsea and Justin Evans
Christine Emmel - Sustaining
Mara Merritt and Adam Miller
Shayne Magdoff and Paul Armentor
Carol and Matt Cade
Diane and Herb Young - Sustaining
Jill LaRue and Tom Ettinger
Orin and Lisa Melvin - Sustaining
Gro Buer and Bruce Williams - Sustaining
Mark Weick and Carole Ann Borshard - Sustaining
Meleah and Tony Butruille in honor of Lisa Therrell
Cascadia Conservation District
Chelan County Fire District #3
Drew and Cathy Gaylord
Ted Alway and Patricia Ortiz
Candace and Chuck Egner - Sustaining
Diane Patterson and David Stoller - Sustaining
Cici and Randy Asplund
Jeff and Paula Thomas
Morrish Design Group
Nancy and George Dunn
Tracy and Ben Brulotte - Sustaining
Most of these donors have contributed to our 2022-2023 Membership Drive. Learn how you can become a WRI member here.
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