Connecting with the land is the greatest way to gain an appreciation for this special place we call home. We work to connect our community with the land through our Learning on the Land education series, offering a wide variety of topics and events. We hope you will join us on many outings this year as we explore our precious and unique region.
Space at most tours is limited to ensure a great experience for everyone who attends, so please sign up today! If you receive a message that an event is full, please contact our office and we’ll add you to the wait list.
To view full list of upcoming Learning on the Land event please visit our events page.
Learning on the Land: Walla Walla, Washington
Join David Droppers from the Washington Butterfly Association to learn about the wonderful world of moths through a night-time excursion at Rooks Park.
Join us to tour both Hayshaker Farm and Frog Hollow Farm to celebrate this year’s bountiful harvest, followed by a spectacular Sunday Brunch prepared by CIA chef, Chris Lueck.
Dive into the depths of deep space with a tour of the Hanford Laser Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
Join Chris Howard from the Blue Mountain Audubon Society for an adventure-filled hike into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness of the Blue Mountains.
Spend an evening exploring Jasper Mountain with Mike Denny from the Blue Mountain Audubon Society.
Join BMLT for a family fun Farm Day to learn about and celebrate the 1919 Tractor Show, a historical event known as one of Walla Walla’s best kept secrets.
Visit the Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facility operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to learn about the fascinating life-cycle of Chinook salmon and witness the hatchery spawning process.
Join us for a guided tour of Walla Walla’s historic cemeteries.
Join us for an introduction to watercolor nature painting under the tutelage of Joyce Anderson.
Enjoy a film on Fredrick Law Olmsted with special guest Laurence Cotton, film producer and public historian.
Enjoy a film on Charles Erskine Scott Wood with special guest Laurence Cotton, film co-producer and public historian.
Learning on the Land: John Day, Oregon
Join Dr. Chuimei Ho and Dr. Bennet Bronson to learn about the historical and cultural context surrounding the events of May, 1887.
Come experience the joys of fly fishing with an introductory lesson hosted by the North Fork John Day Watershed Council.
Tour the greenhouses of the new John Day Rural Innovation Gateway - a center that integrates community, technology, education and commerce.
Learning on the Land Business Sponsors
We’re thankful for the generous support of this year’s Learning on the Land sponsors:
Jones Truck & Implement, Inc.
Walla Walla Transmission Specialists
Walla Walla Sew & Vac and Spas
We’re grateful for grant support we receive from the Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Clara and Art Bald Trust.