Field Trips

Refuge Explorations

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney

Price: 

$65

The Channeled Scablands—Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge's predominate ecosystem—are called one of the seven wonders of Washington state. Join refuge staff on a hike exploring this unique wetlands habitat, which is home to more than 200 bird species. You'll also participate in a hands-on aquatic macroinvertebrate investigation and learn about the refuge's educational programs.

Spokane House Interpretive Center - photo by Mark Wagner

Ridges to Rivers: Extremes of the Pacific Northwest

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Mt. Spokane State Park, Mead and Riverside State Park, Spokane

Price: 

$115

Experience Washington's rich cultural and natural history in the state's two largest state parks. Start with a guided hike along the heavily forested trails of Mount Spokane and end the day with a visit to the Spokane House Interpretive Center in Riverside State Park. Learn the story of Eastern Washington's early fur trade and the changes it brought to the lives of the Spokane-area Native Americans.

Spokane Riverside by Boat and Boot

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Spokane River and Riverside State Park, Spokane

Price: 

$140

Start your day on the water, floating down the spectacular Spokane River from Spokane Falls into Washington's second-largest state park, Riverside State Park, with Spokane's Riverkeeper, Jerry White. Then, for a different perspective, strap on your boots and hike along some of the most beautiful and dramatic sections of the river with naturalist/author Jack Nisbet.

Group kayaking

Urban Kayaks

Date and Time: 

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Spokane River: Upriver Dam to Downtown

Price: 

$65

As city sounds and bird songs serenade, you'll paddle single sit-on-top kayaks from the upriver dam to downtown Spokane. This 3½-mile paddle will take you past towering cottonwood trees, train trestles, and arched bridges—an amazing adventure through the heart of the city. This is mostly a flatwater paddle with two small rapids.

Group on horseback at river
Group on horseback at river

Riverside on Horseback

Date and Time: 

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 12:15pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Riverside State Park Equestrian Area, Spokane

Price: 

$65

Experience Riverside State Park the way it was viewed by early explorers: on horseback! This two-hour ride with True West will guide you through scenic trails at a leisurely pace that will allow you to enjoy expansive views as well as the native plants and animals of the park's Ponderosa pine forest and open steppe habitats.