Shen Yun Contest

Enter to win two tickets to see Shen Yun April 3-5, 2015, at McCaw Hall

Fill out my online form.

*No purchase necessary to enter to win. Winner will be selected by a random drawing and will be notified by phone or email.

The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Jessi Loerch | jloerch@heraldnet.com
Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Be Wild speaker series aims to inspire love of the outdoors

Go outside.

That's the basic message of The Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers are, of course, well known for climbing. But they also offer a variety of different activities, such as sea kayaking and a naturalists course.

A new speakers series, Be Wild, begins on April 15. It's intended to interest regular adventurers and encourage more people to get outside.

"We believe it is our responsibility to introduce people to the outdoors at all levels," says Martinique Grigg, Executive Director of The Mountaineers.

The speakers are:

Ben Stookesberry, April 17: Stookesberry is a kayak guide and was National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year in 2007. He has also won a number of film festival awards. He will present his film "Walled In" and talk about the inspirations and explorations of his kayaking career.



Expedition Denali, May 16: Members of the first all-African American team to climb Mount Denali will talk about the value of diversity in the outdoors. Tyrhee Moore and Rosemary Saal will talk about the expedition and their efforts to pave a way for young people of color to get outside and be active.

Tami Asars, June 20: Asars is a guidebook writer and avid hiker and backpacker. She'll talk about the stunning hikes and backpacks she has done, many of them in Washington. Asars is the author of "Hiking the Wonderland Trail" and "Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks."





Douglas Chadwick and Steven Gnam, July 24: Chadwick is a renowned wildlife biologist and contributor to National Geographic. Gnam is a photographer. Together, they will talk about and share images from the Rockies. In a multimedia presentation, they will present images and stories from their book "The Wildest Rockies."



The full series is $60 for nonmembers and $48 for Mountaineers members. A limited number of tickets, $18 each, will be available two weeks prior to the event. Get more information or tickets here. All events are The Mountaineers program Center in Seattle.

Story tags » Go See DoOutdoors

Subscribe to Explore NW
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Explore NW posts

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
» More life


HeraldNet Classifieds