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Build a WordPress Website in 4 Evenings
with Scott See
Wanting to build a website? Starting from scratch? Learn-by-doing. In this course you'll get a domain name, set up a hosting account, and build your very own site. You’ll create content that is easy to update, compelling, and ranks well in the search engines.
Twisted Bowl Basket Weaving
with Chris Bush
Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave a basket? This is your chance to weave a Twisted Bowl. You will learn every step and leave with a completed Twisted Bowl. This basket uses a step up twill technique which is considered a continuous weave. The base of the basket is set up like the spokes of a wheel that are woven with a twining technique. We will be using reed from a woody vine out of Asia. These vines grow quickly and the material is wonderful for this type of weaving. No discounts or waivers.
Perseids Meteor Shower Family Viewing Party
with Danny Cosgrove
Are you ready for an unforgettable night under the stars? Join us at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, where you'll have a front-row seat to one of the most spectacular astronomical shows of the year—the Perseid meteor shower! Our amazing staff and OSU Master Naturalist volunteers will share with you the wonders of the night sky while you observe the meteor shower from a prime location with minimal light pollution. And that's not all! We'll also have educational talks, kid friendly-activities, and telescopes. So grab your friends, family, or anyone else who would enjoy this incredible experience and join us for a night of stargazing and scientific exploration that you'll never forget! Please bring blankets, chairs, and friendly dogs. Registration cost covers the entire family. When registering, please provide information for main contact. All participants will be required to sign in at the event. Event is weather dependant. If cloud cover is present by 10:00am of the event day, families will be notified of a move to August 19th. This course is hosted by Gorge Ecology Outdoors, in parntership with the Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Columbia Gorge Community College.
3D Printing with Fusion 360
with Lindsey Hegemann
Learn Fusion 360! It's a powerful 3D CAD software made to facilitate all of your engineering needs. In this class you'll learn and practice essential skills from sketching and editing in 3D to defining component motion and writing gcode for CNC operation. This is a valuable tool for bringing your ideas to life. You will be using a 30-day free trial of Fusion 360 over the course of the class. You have the option of buying the full version from Autodesk at the end of the trial, if you wish. No discounts or waivers for this course.
Happiness is a Slice of Pizza
with Tammy Huffman
Everybody loves pizza! Chef Tammy Huffman will teach you how to make a delicious personal pizza. Recipe and tips are available to take with you back home to recreate this experience whenever you want. For students ages 9-15. Class includes lunch. Please note this class may include gluten, dairy, and nuts. No discounts or waivers.
Chenowith Creek Restoration Work Party
with Danny Cosgrove
Hey, nature lovers! Do you want to make a real difference in the health of our local waterways? Then join the NRCS and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum for a day of restoring Chenowith Creek's natural habitat! This is a family-friendly event, so bring everyone along for a fun and informative day outdoors. You'll get to learn about the latest restoration efforts while lending a hand in removing invasive species and planting native plants. And if you have any questions, don't worry—our awesome team of Master Naturalist volunteers will be there to guide you every step of the way. This is a great opportunity to connect with nature, learn something new, and make a positive impact on our community.
This event is free! It is hosted by Gorge Ecology Outdoors, in parntership with the Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Columbia Gorge Community College.
Location:River trail parking lot on River Trail Way near the Humane Society, The Dalles, OR, 97058
Introduction to Citizen Science
with Danny Cosgrove
Did you know that you can help scientists with their research projects? That's what Citizen Science is all about! By taking this course, you'll learn how to use your mobile phone to participate in exciting projects like identifying and tracking plant distribution, observing and recording bird migration patterns, and even studying the stars. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to enhance your enjoyment of nature and make a real impact on scientific research. So join us and become part of the growing community of Citizen Scientists! The course is designed for adults in terms of content and presentation style, but we welcome all motivated high school-aged naturalists. Each participant will need a smartphone. There will be both indoor and outdoor activities, so please come prepared for the weather and be ready to walk on a ¼ mile-paved trail. This event is hosted by Gorge Ecology Outdoors, in partnership with Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Columbia Gorge Community College.
Market Basket Weaving
with Chris Bush
Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave a basket? This is your chance to learn the steps to weave your very own Market Basket. The techniques you will learn in making this basket are a standard start-stop weave, and twining for locking in the base. At the end of the class, you will be able to take your Market Basket home with you. We will be using reed from a woody vine out of Asia. These vines grow quickly and the material is wonderful for this type of weaving. No discounts or waivers.