Apex predators: Jason Colby, historian and professor, will discuss the region’s history with orca whales at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett. Free. Colby is the author of “Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator,” which explores how orca whales became a beloved Pacific Northwest icon after being feared and despised. More at www.everettcc.edu/orca.
Camping in winter: A Winter Camping workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Alderwood REI, 3000 184th St. SW, Suite 952, Lynnwood. Learn how to manage freezing temperatures to stay comfortable while camping. Gear is provided. No experience necessary. Registration is $20 for members, $40 for non-members. More at www.rei.com/events.
Wildlife photographer: Paul Bannick, an award-winning author and photographer of “Owl: A Year in the Life of North American Owls” and “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” will give a presentation at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Everett Public Library. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
Climb a tree: Washington State Parks and AdventureTerra of Seattle teamed up to offer guided, educational tree-climbing adventures to visitors at Deception Pass State Park, Hoypus Point area, 41020 U.S. 20, Oak Harbor. Cost is $149 for session lasting four hours. Through October. Helmets, harnesses, safety glasses, foot holds and instruction included. For ages 7 and older. More at www.AdventureTerra.com.
Winter walk: Join the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project on a walk through Cama Beach State Park at 9:50 a.m. Nov. 2, 1880 SW, Camano Drive. Meet at the Ivy Road and Dry Lake Road junction for a 4-mile walk. The pace is moderate. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes or boots. More at www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Free park-ing: The next day to visit Washington state parks without an entrance fee is Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Mark your calendar: The final free day of 2019 is Nov. 29 (Autumn day). More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Snowshoeing basics: Get a rundown on snowshoeing at a free workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Alderwood REI, 3000 184th St. SW, Suite 952, Lynnwood. REI staff will focus on gear selection and where to go to get started. Space is limited. More at www.rei.com/events.
Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Fishing For A Living: The Loons,” is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Naturalists Steve and Martha Ellis will give the talk. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.