Before turning our lens to spring flowers and bursting leaf buds, let’s bring winter into focus with another round-up of staff photos. As the calendar flipped forward, we adventured near and far, worked hard to reopen the Learning Center for the start of 2022 programs, and welcomed new staff, new visitors, and new puppies! Thanks for coming along—please enjoy!
Winter Across the Region
Winter always adds a dramatic filter to our favorite views around the North Cascades and Institute staff brought home a gorgeous array of snowy pics.
Institute staff ventured far and wide this winter, visiting family and friends, recreating and exploring the “wild wonders” offered beyond our region.
Snow Days at the Learning Center
Snow! A marvelous accumulation of beautiful microscopic ice crystals—and the makings of a risk-management situation requiring shovels and the fortitude of Learning Center staff. A big THANK YOU to Alan, Chris, Mark, Aislinn, and Michael for making walkways safe on the eve of our first 2022 program!
In the Kitchen
With the Environmental Learning Center kitchen back in operation for a new year of programs, let’s give a shout out to the creative crew who keep visitors and staff well fed in the dining hall: Chef Dan, Lead Cook Iona, Cook Dalton, and Seasonal Cook Olivia.
One might think of winter as a time when not much is happening in the woods. But as much as any season, winter has its unique magic and if we keep our eyes open, we can see that many curious things are happening.
A feature dedicated to the canines in our lives has been long overdue in these photo round-ups. Our pups are loyal trail companions, foot-warming snuggle buddies, nearly tireless playmates, and truly, ridiculously cute.
With staff dispersed between two work sites, many working from home, and others furloughed for the winter season, it’s great to see the smiling faces of our Institute community.
Thanks for coming along on this seasonal photo round-up! If you missed the last one, check out our Fall 2021 photos. 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!