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Parks Dept. offers Outdoor Adventures Speakers Series


August 23, 2017 | View PDF

On the fourth Tuesday of each month the Marysville Opera House will host an outdoor adventure speaker. Local authors and outdoor enthusiasts will share their adventures and expertise on topics including hiking, snowshoeing, biking, photography, birding and more.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Maria Mudd Ruth — A Sideways Look at Clouds and Other Natural Wonders

Maria Mudd Ruth is the author of more than a dozen books on natural history topics. In addition to her latest book, A Sideways Look at Clouds, she is the author of the critically acclaimed Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet. Maria’s program will highlight the value of curiosity, the common challenges of studying birds and clouds (and other things about which you know nothing), and the importance of forging abiding connections to the natural world.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Bill Thorness — Cycling the Pacific Coast: An Epic Adventure on Two Wheels

Seattle author Bill Thorness will showcase his new Mountaineers book Cycling the Pacific Coast: A Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico. He'll share tips to make it an epic adventure whether you ride the entire route (2,000 miles) or just a key section depending on your time and interests. The book is filled with memorable cycling adventures from hopping ferries through northern islands to pedaling wooded peninsulas to spinning down Oregon's fantastic beachfront highway. In addition, he will highlight his other three books including Biking Puget Sound, 2nd Edition, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Bud Hardwick — Snowshoeing and Winter Safety

Frequently sought after for his wilderness expertise and local knowledge, Bud Hardwick is a writer, instructor, wilderness guide, trail designer and wildlife biologist. He will focus on his love and passion for snowshoeing and basic winter safety in the Pacific NW. Whether you are new to the popular sport or have extensive experience you will learn something new and interesting. Topics to be discussed include avalanche avoidance, wildlife viewing, scenic touring, winter camping, nighttime snowshoeing and so much more.

Admission is $3 at the door and the event runs 6-8 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Marysville Opera House is at 1225 Third St. For more information please visit or call 360-363-8400.


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