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Intro to Astronomy

at Urban Elective - Woodinville 14148 NE 190th St A, Woodinville, Washington 98072

There is zero prerequisite knowledge for this course! Astronomy is a subject that a lot of people have misconceptions about; this course will start at the very basics and get as involved as we have time for. As an Introduction to Astronomy, we will cover the basics of many different fields of astrophysics. We will start close to home by investigating...

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$129

6 sessions

All About Owls

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Mysterious masters of the night, owls live unobtrusively among us, hunting their prey, raising their young, delighting us on the few occasions when they show themselves. Come hear master birder Connie Sidles reveal some of the secrets of these birds' lives. Nesting season is upon us, and the owls will be calling.  

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$22

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Hummingbirds: Living Jewels of the Sky

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

With their ability to hover in place, fly upside-down or backwards, cross seas without stopping, hummingbirds seem immune to the ordinary laws of physics. Their jewel-tone feathers flash in the sun brighter than rubies or emeralds. Their wings flap faster than the eye can see. Their courtship flights defy gravity. These tiny dynamos of the avian...

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$22

The History of Reality TV

at Urban Elective - Bryant 3626 NE 45th St #102, Seattle, Washington 98105

Ever wonder what the first reality show ever created was and why? Or do you ever wonder why Americans spend their weeknights obsessing over the lives of others instead of tuning into the latest crime show? This course will focus on the history of reality tv, how it has evolved through the years, the psychology behind why we are so obsessed with the...

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$129

6 sessions

Birds: What Are They Up To Now?

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Time's a-wastin' - it's summer and our local birds are very busy with the kids, but they're also getting ready for the big push south in the fall. Join master birder, author, and Seattle Audubon Conservation Chair Constance Sidles to find out exactly what our avian neighbors are doing this summer.

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$20

Japanese Garden Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This class will cover pruning Japanese upright maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning pines (cloud pruning) and shearing masses of lower story plants. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better...

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$35

Rose Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Learn the right way to prune roses: hybrid teas, climbers, & landscape roses. Class will cover the best time of year to prune, the right tools, and techniques for ensuring healthy long lasting roses. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality...

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$35

Conifer Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This is a two hour slideshow on conifer pruning. Conifers play by different rules than their flowering friends. This class will cover timing and where to make cuts that will help conifers stay vibrant. Taught by Bess Bronstein This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and each lecture provides...

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$35

Fruit Tree Pruning

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning. Covers apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. This class takes the confusion out of pruning...

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$35

Rehabilitative Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs, and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. This is an advanced course and those attending should already be familiar with principles of selective pruning. Included is discussion of water-sprouts,...

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$35

Tree Pruning II

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

Beyond basic tree pruning is a world of related tree information which is not generally known to the public. This class presents the basics of Hazard Tree Evaluation (same as Risk Assessment), construction damage to trees, and rehabilitative pruning for previously mal-pruned trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. ...

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$35

Pruning Art or Pruning Atrocity

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The...

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$35

Tree Pruning I

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This is a two hour slideshow on tree pruning (not including fruit or nut trees). How to prune a tree limb will be covered, including branch collar identification and the basics of compartmentalization. Also discussed--early training of trees, included bark, double leaders, ANSI tree pruning standards, crown cleaning, crown raising, utility line clearance...

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$35

Shrubs III: The Puzzlers and Consequences

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This class teaches us how to prune rhododendron, hydrangea, callicarpa, Viburnum bodnantense and abelia. Included in this two-hour slideshow are basic pruning techniques techniques, common pruning mistakes and corrective pruning. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information...

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$35

Vine Pruning

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at UW Botanic Gardens - Virtual Classroom

This class covers pruning and management of some of our most common ornamental vines: wisteria, common varieties of clematis, Boston ivy/Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with...

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$35
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