Interpreting Salmon: A Travel Extravaganza!
2.5-Day Offsite Tour
Seattle to Spokane, Sunday–Tuesday
What are salmon doing in the desert? Cut across the state of Washington from the lush green banks of salty Puget Sound, over the rugged Cascade Mountains, to the scoured basalt of the sagebrush steppe, to discover how salmon tie these radically different landscapes together. Explore how the story of salmon is interpreted in diverse places and cultures.
Spend three days learning how salmon are central to the history and economy of Washington while examining different methods of connection. Your guides are professional interpreters who will take you to a variety of interpretive sites, from museums to hatcheries to cultural centers, en route from Seattle to Spokane.
Our trip will start in Seattle on Sunday, November 12, and end in Spokane on Tuesday, November 14, in time for NAI Conference kickoff. Registration costs include lodging for Monday night in Leavenworth. Participants will be responsible for booking their own hotel room in Seattle on Sunday. Tour guides will provide information for suggested hotels. Some meals will be provided.
Start tour the Sunday prior to the conference in Seattle. This gives folks time to arrive on Saturday, and if they run into issues and miss Sunday, they can still catch the bus on Monday. On this day, we will be on foot. Stops:
• Pike Place Market, 11:00am
• Lunch on your own in the market
• Seattle Aquarium, 1:30–4:30pm
• Group dinner
On Monday, we’ll head east by bus and stay the night in Leavenworth in a hotel where we’ve gotten a group rate. Stops include:
• Breakfast on your own. Meet at Sea-Tac Airport to catch the van.
• Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
• Boxed lunch provided
• Cashmere Museum
• Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery and Mid-Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
• Lodging in Leavenworth
• Dinner on your own
On Tuesday, continue east, arriving in Spokane in the evening.
• Breakfast at the hotel. Meet at the hotel to catch the van.
• Rocky Reach Dam
• Boxed lunch provided
• Wanapum Heritage Center
• Arrive in Spokane in time for the conference kickoff
Julia Pinnix, Information and Education Manager, Leavenworth Fisheries Complex
Marjorie Lodwick, Park Ranger, Leavenworth Fisheries Complex
Cost: $350/Single, $320/Double
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Minimum Number of Participants: 8