Wildlife Tracking in Arlington with Chris Byrd

Call to Environmental Instructors

North Cascades Institute seeks to collaborate with contract instructors for future virtual and field programming! The Institute inspires environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences, and we’re always looking for new instructors and topics to keep our offerings relevant and fresh. We’re motivated to change narratives in the outdoors, and diverse candidates looking to present their knowledge and lived experiences within the environmental fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Sauk Mountain Wildflower Wander with Mari Schramm (left)

Participants in our programs include outdoor enthusiasts, recreationists and conservationists as well as people involved in the arts. We want to grow the popularity of our virtual programs and connect new and diverse audiences to the study, wonder and love of all outdoor spaces. In the field, we will continue our wide-ranging offerings in Washington State in the accessible day-trip format.

Mount Baker Geology Hike with Doug Clark

>> Field programs are day-long outings accessible to people near their home communities, in more remote locations and also in North Cascades National Park. These are experiential and interactive.

People of the Sacred River with Scott Schuyler

>> Virtual programs take place over Zoom, and are typically around 1-1.5 hours in length. We are keen on presentations that utilize interactive educational practices.

Our programming has featured geologists, photographers, essayists, mycologists, poets, ornithologists, chefs, watercolorists, historians, adventure athletes and musicians, to name a few. We’re open to many ways of approaching the educational-environmental realm.

We accept proposals on an ongoing basis. They must include:

  • Name, address, email and telephone number
  • Suggested program title, description, location and general itinerary, including course content and general objectives and goals for participants
  • Preferred dates or date range of your program
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
Old Growth Plein Air: Watercolors at Rockport State Park with Molly Hashimoto (center)

If this speaks to who you are as an outdoors person, please contact Evan Holmstrom with your proposal at (406) 529-6719 or evan_holmstrom@ncascades.org.



  1. Eric Burr

    I rediscovered the on-line course that had caught my eye. It’s May11th and titled:Conservation in the North Cascades-What’s left to do, but no other information yet. Maybe I just haven’t looked in the right place?

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