February Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses

Exploring East Clark County
Saturday, February 6th, 2021
Course Number: TBA 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this exciting new class, we’ll discover some of East Clark County’s most important natural, historical and cultural sites. Along the way, we will explore Washougal Waterfront Park, and we’ll visit Captain William Clark Park, an historic site visited by Lewis & Clark on their historic expedition of 1805-1806. In addition, will follow the Washougal Public Art Tour route, to discover more than two dozen locally created public artworks. We will also learn to identify dozens of native plants and trees on forest hikes along the Lacamas Creek and Round Lake Trails. Most importantly, we’ll discuss ways to bring the study of nature, art, local history and culture to our students through meaningful classroom lessons and field trips. Our adventures will provide ideas that will energize history, science, math and art activities across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms. 


​Exploring Washington County's Hidden Parks: Geology, History, Native Flora and Fauna

Saturday, February 20th, 2021 (rescheduled to Saturday, February 27th)

Course Number TBA 1 Credit $150 (includes speaker fee)

There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.


In this exciting new class, we will discover some of Washington County’s most important parks and natural sites. Along the way, we will learn to identify more than a dozen native bird species while exploring the Koll Center Wetlands Park, and we’ll visit Cooper Mountain Nature Park, where we will discover Northwest volcanic history. We will also walk a portion of the Rock Creek Trail to discover Bethany Lake and intriguing Pirate Park. In addition, we will learn to identify dozens of native plants, trees and art works on our walk through Orenco Woods Park. Most importantly, we will discuss ways to bring the study of nature, art, local history to our students through meaningful classroom lessons and field trips. Our adventures will provide ideas that will energize history, science, math and art activities across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms. 


Exploring North Clark County's Natural Areas: Human and Natural History

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Course Number TBA 1 Credit $140

There can be additional materials and entrances fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.


In this exciting new class, we’ll discover some of North Clark County’s most important natural and historical sites. Along the way, we will learn to identify a variety of native bird species while exploring the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, a wild and beautiful site located not far from the Columbia River. We will also discover native trees, plants and waterfalls on visits to Lewisville Park and the Lucia and Moulton Falls Trails. In addition, we’ll learn about the unique geology of this region of the northwest when visiting Battle Ground Lake, a caldera existing from volcanic activity. Most importantly, we’ll discuss ways to bring the study of nature and local history to our students through meaningful classroom lessons and field trips. Our adventures will provide ideas that will energize history, science, math and art activities across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms.