Outdoor Speaker Series

Next date: Thursday, December 08, 2022 | 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM


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Kirkland Parks and Community Services along with our sponsor, Umpqua Bank is hosting a series of adventure speakers made up of outdoor enthusiasts, authors, nature photographers, kayakers, and historians. Each presentation includes a Q & A and/or book sales. To register, visit KirklandParks.net, call 425-587-3336 or pay cash at the door.


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Tahoma's Biggest Stories

$5 • Tahoma's Biggest Stories • Thursday • Oct 6 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 pm 

Join Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, author of Tahoma’s Biggest Stories, as he delves in to the natural and environmental history of Mount Rainier National Park. This flagship talk focuses on two ideas: The presence of Native Americans at Mount Rainier over the ages and how climate change is affecting the mountain. Viewers will be taken on a virtual field trip to four archaeological sites that people have frequented, dating back over 9,000 years and then continues by detailing the far-ranging effects of climate change that extend beyond the mountain’s retreating glaciers. Learn more at https://jeffantonelis-lapp.com/

Join us on this fun adventure through history.

To register in advance, click here:   Tahoma's Biggest Stories

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Norway Paddle Pilgrim Adventure

$5 • Norway Paddle Pilgrim • Tuesday • Oct 18 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 pm 

Join Dave Ellingson, the Paddle Pilgrim, as he shares in pictures and stories his epic kayak adventure on his ancestral Sogne and Hardanger Fjords in Norway.  

Dave Ellingson has pursued a life of adventure, learning, and discovery. Known as the “Paddle Pilgrim,” Dave’s kayak adventures have taken him down the Mississippi River, Erie Canal and Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, and on the Sogne and Hardanger fjords of Norway. Future adventures include the Mekong River in southeast Asia.

Find links to the Paddle Pilgrim podcast, books, videos, photos, and more at www.paddle-pilgrim.com.

To register in advance, click here:  Norway Paddle Pilgrim Adventure

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Wilderness Photography & The Night Skies

$5 • Wilderness Photography & Night Skies  • Tuesday • Nov 8 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 pm 


Getting away from the lights of civilization makes it possible to capture incredible night sky images. The camera settings are easy! It's getting there that takes work!

In this workshop Wilderness Photographer Andy Porter will detail his adventures capturing night sky images and share all you need to know to get started. 
For more details visit www.andyporterimages.com


To register in advance click here: Wilderness Photography & The Night Skies

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Eastside Urban Trails

$5 • Eastside Urban Trails • Thursday • Dec 8 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 pm 

Discover your wild backyard. Come take a slideshow trail tour around Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Mercer Island, the Issaquah Alps, and Snoqualmie Valley with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano. Urban Trails: Eastside focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within and around the urban and suburban areas of Bellevue and Seattle’s greater Eastside. You’ll also find detailed trail information for the Issaquah Alps and the Snoqualmie River Valley in Urban Trails: Eastside.

You’ll find trails to beaches, old growth forests, lakeshores, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, historic sites, and vibrant communities. Trails perfect for easy or all day hikes, short or long runs, and refreshing walks. Long distance trails too traversing the area.

To register in advance, click here: Eastside Urban Trails

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  • Thursday, October 06, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 08, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


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