July completed our fifth month of being dispersed from the Institute’s downvalley office and upriver Environmental Learning Center. While we’ve become pros at working together remotely, the oft-repeated opener to any virtual meeting has become “it’s so great to see your faces!” And it really is—thanks everyone for sharing your pics!
Youth Leadership Adventures Day Programs
Staff throughout the Institute have proven to be an agile bunch by re-creating our many programs, despite the challenges of pandemic days. The Youth Leadership Adventures crew is no exception, conceiving of safe and fun ways for students to gain skills and explore perspectives on local environmental issues. Check out our Flickr collection for more pics of this awesome program.
Flora and Fauna
Watchful eyes and quick triggers captured another batch of fascinating plant and animal pics this month. Our encounters with North Cascadian forest spirits are a favorite subject—if not THE favorite subject—for Institute photographers. It’s no wonder because, as we learn in our first video installment of Phenology with Zoe, we only have some 1,630 plant species to admire!
July was a beautiful month for all the ways Institute staff likes to get outside on trails and on water, in climbing gear and in tents. If you had trouble getting prompt responses to your emails, these amazing shots will explain the delay! Keep up with Institute adventures and what’s happening in the North Cascades at Instagram.com/ncascades.
Thanks for coming along on this photo round-up! As always, we invite you to share your own adventures with us—please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your pics just might appear in our next round up!