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STORIES OF THE METHOW LECTURE: Early History of the Tribal People of the Reagion

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center along with Washington State Parks present a Stories of the Methow Lecture: Early History of the Tribal People of the Reagion by Dr. Karen Capuder.

Dr. Capuder is an Archaeologist with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation History/Archaeology Program (CCT H/A), where she conducts ethnohistorical and ethnographic research and engages in consultation with various local, state, and federal agencies. She is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and French through her mother and Irish through her father, and her family is from Akwesasne. Dr. Capuder’s previous work centered on collaborative anthropological research with cultural and spiritual leaders from the Nisqually and Skokomish Tribes. In her spare time, she enjoys gathering plant foods and medicines, engaging in cultural activities in the Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke and in Native communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, fishing, and gardening.

The lecture will be held at the Pearrygin Lake State Park Amphitheater – a Discover Pass is required and can be obtained at the Park entrance.

STORIES OF THE METHOW LECTURE: LIFE & TIMES IN THE METHOW VALLEY

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center along with Washington State Parks present a Stories of the Methow Lecture: Life & Times in the Methow Valley with Hank Cramer.

Hank Cramer is a national-touring folksinger from the Pacific Northwest, best known for his booming bass voice, wry humor, and smooth flat-picking on a vintage guitar. At one time or another, Hank has been an underground miner, wrangler for a high-country outfitter, an Army ”Green Beret”, and shantyman on a square-rigged sailing ship. Hank writes many of his own songs, but also interprets ballads by such favorite writers as Bill Staines, John Stewart, Ian Tyson, Chuck Pyle, and James Keelaghan. Hank has recorded twenty-one CDs, four movie sound-tracks, and three music videos, and receives nationwide radio airplay. He is the recipient of the 2011 Humanities Washington Award for excellence in the performing arts. He also presents educational music programs for Road Scholars and for national, state, and local parks and museums, folk festivals across North America. When not on the road Hank lives on a ranch in Washington’s Methow Valley with his wife Kit, daughter Kelsey, and their many critters.

The lecture will be held at the Pearrygin Lake State Park Amphitheater – a Discover Pass is required and can be obtained at the Park entrance.

Stories of the Methow Lecture: Large Carnivors of the Methow

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center along with Washington State Parks present a Stories of the Methow Lecture: Large Carnivors of the Methow by Ray Robertson. Ray is an independent consultant and field biologist who has been living & working in the Methow Valley for more than 30 years. Ray has helped with rare carnivore surveys in the Pasayten and Chelan Sawtooth wilderness areas as well as in the North Cascades National Park. This work is part of the Cascade Carnivore Connectivity Project which is hoping to learn more about the status of the Grizzly bear in Washington as well as continue its work mapping the movements of Black bears and other animals. Ray is also continuing to contract with the U.S Forest Service as part of the inter-agency wolf monitoring team. In 2008 he worked setting remote cameras that helped confirm the existence of the Lookout Pack and has continued to monitor the pack for the Forest Service with radio telemetry, camera work and backtracking. Other wildlife and fisheries projects Ray has worked on in the last 12 years include lynx surveys, wolverine live-trapping, lamprey research as well as song bird surveys, woodpecker nest monitoring and raptor work at Chelan Ridge.

The lecture will be held at the Pearrygin Lake State Park Amphitheater – a Discover Pass is required and can be obtained at the Park entrance.

Big History with Dana Visalli – The Evolution of the Animals

Join local naturalist Dana Visalli for a fascinating seven week introduction to Big History: the evolutionary journey of Life on Earth as well as the evolution of the Earth itself and the universe, as far as it is understood today.

The January 30th class will focus on the evolution of the animals and the animal brain, genes and evolution and ecology.

Big History is a newish academic discipline, now taught in about 100 universities and colleges
around the world. Major themes emerging from the subject include 1) the world is an ever-changing place, and 2) there is some direction to the changes, and 3) human beings are a meaningful part of this journey and how we operate our minds, the ongoing process of thinking, is relevant here.

The classes and presentations will be on Mondays in January and early February with optional video/discussion evenings on Wednesdays.

Tuition is on a sliding scale, $0-$130 (there are 13 total evenings). The $0 price is meant especially for students. And being as we are all students of Life, anyone is welcome to take advantage of the offer.

Big History with Dana Visalli – The Kingdoms of Plants and Fungi

Join local naturalist Dana Visalli for a fascinating seven week introduction to Big History: the evolutionary journey of Life on Earth as well as the evolution of the Earth itself and the universe, as far as it is understood today.

The January 23rd class covers the kingdoms of plants and fungi, natural selection and sexual selection.

Big History is a newish academic discipline, now taught in about 100 universities and colleges
around the world. Major themes emerging from the subject include 1) the world is an ever-changing place, and 2) there is some direction to the changes, and 3) human beings are a meaningful part of this journey and how we operate our minds, the ongoing process of thinking, is relevant here.

The classes and presentations will be on Mondays in January and early February with optional video/discussion evenings on Wednesdays.

Tuition is on a sliding scale, $0-$130 (there are 13 total evenings). The $0 price is meant especially for students. And being as we are all students of Life, anyone is welcome to take advantage of the offer.