Highland Wonders is a monthly education series featuring the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. Come and meet some new people and enjoy refreshments; leave with a better understanding of your watershed.
The indoor series runs on the First Friday of the month, from November through May (skipping December). The outdoor series is offered during summer, and the schedule varies.
The Roots of Music: Exploring Earth's Soundscapes
Friday, November 6th
George Halekas, a former Wildlife Biologist with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, is captivated by the power and expressiveness of music and its ability to capture human emotions. A lifelong conservationist, he is drawn to understanding the relationship between living organisms with their surrounding environment, especially through sound. Since retiring as a biologist, he has served on a multi-year task force that advised the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in developing a balanced Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Playing a role in helping wolves return to Washington’s natural heritage and soundscape has special resonance for George. He records nature’s sounds and enjoys collaborating with visual artists, music composers, and biologists through his recordings. George currently lives near Deer Park.
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To begin or renew your OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, please visit www.okanoganhighlands.org/support, or contact OHA for more information. To sign up for this event, email email@example.com or call 509-476-2432. The starting time and location will be provided upon registration.
The 2014 outdoor season brought Viva la Naturaleza for Spanish-speaking families in May, Stream Ecology in July, and Geology of the Okanogan Highlands on August 16th. Please visit OHA's past events page to learn about other events that have been held in summers past. Each of these events was jam-packed with information tailored to the sights, sounds, and natural history of the highlands. The events are often full to capacity. Be sure to begin or renew your OHA membership for priority in signing up for this summer's events.
Questions? Contact OHA's Conservation Coordinator, Julie Ashmore: firstname.lastname@example.org