Cascade Conifers Lab and Field Trip
Time & Location
About the Event
Note: Creation Encounter has been closely following state restrictions and reopening. As such, this trip will proceed as long as the respective counties are in Phase 3 reopening.
The Northwest is home to the greatest conifer forests on earth. They are extensive, the trees immense, and the species diverse. Eighteen are found in the Mount Hood National Forest alone. Each is distinctive in its appearance, its ecology, and its usefulness. Dr Keith Swenson, Adjunct Professor of Natural Sciences at Multnomah University, will lead this event. Dr. Swenson will conduct a half-day lab (Friday morning of October 16) using the facilities of Multnomah University, in which participants will learn to identify each conifer species using a dichotomous key and dissecting microscope.
The following Monday (October 19) the group will car caravan to the Mt. Hood National Forest and practice their new skills. These activities should greatly expand our understanding of, and appreciation for, the Creator's beautiful and useful world of plants.
We will meet Friday, October 16, for a lecture at 9:00 AM in the Science House on the campus of Multnomah University. This is located at 521 NE 87th Av. in Portland. On Monday, October 19, we will begin our field trip in Hood River, OR by the Starbuck’s near the Hood River Bridge. Further details will be provided for all registrants prior to the event. A donation (covering both events) of $30 per family or $20 for an individual is suggested. This can be paid the day of the tour by cash or check (made payable to ‘John Hergenrather’).
--Please also note that we have been implementing an Acknowledgement of Risk for our tours---