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Friday-Sunday: May 31 to June 2

You have a personal invitation to join us — for a weekend that may influence the rest of your life. This annual event is one of the two big Sierra Club happenings of each year (the other is the Wilderness Basics Course).  The Nature Knowledge Workshop (NKW) combines education and appreciation for our precious (and dwindling) natural resources with a sharing and a building of new friendships.  We hope you will leave the weekend with a renewed vigor towards a society respecting and preserving all living co-habitants.

Location:  The Sierra Club's scenic Foster Lodge on Mt. Laguna (el. 5,800 feet, San Diego County).
Date:  Friday evening through Sunday noon. May 31-June 2, 2013.
Cost:  $150.00 per Sierra Club member, $165.00 per non-member.
This covers:

1) A comprehensive 190-page Naturalist's Manual.
2) Six full & nutritious meals created by Sheena Bradbury Myers and Staff.
3) Two nights' lodging — either in the Lodge or tenting on the grounds.
4) A stompin' clappin' Bluegrass concert Friday evening.
5) Half-day nature hikes led through chaparral, forest and meadow ecosystems.
6) Evening workshops on a variety of subjects, given by biologists and lay-biologists.  Subjects include plants, mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, Indian history/lore, ecology/conservation, astronomy, population issues, nature photography, and more.
7) Yoga and meditation sessions.
8) An NKW t-shirt to each participant.

Need further proof? Ask anyone who has previously participated.  The NKW usually fills up early (followed by a long waiting list). Please apply promptly.  For more information, contact Barry Hite (619) 479-8133 or email

[Refund policy: Cancellations received 14 days or more before the Friday start date of the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the Friday start date will receive a 75-percent refund or may apply the whole amount to one of the workshops the following year.]

For a printable flyer about the NKW, click here.

You may pay by Credit Card, select "Nature Knowledge Workshop" at our online store.

To register, send the following to:
Barry Hite, 1583 Mesa Brook St, San Diego, CA 92114:

  1. This filled-out coupon (or a coupon for each person applying).
  2. A check payable to Sierra Club, or pay by credit card.
    Before May 1 - $150.00 per Sierra Club member, $165.00 per non-member.
  3. Two self-addressed, stamped envelopes (for two separate mailings) if you do not have email.

Name(s) ______________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________

City _______________________________ State ____________  ZIP ____________

Phone (home) ________________________ (work) ___________________________

Amount sent (payable to Sierra Club)$_______________

Sierra Club membership number(s): ____________________________________

Email Address(es): ___________________________________________________

(Note: this coupon was generated from the San Diego Chapter web site.)

Page updated 3/8/13 by Dave Grubb: 2013 update.