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2020 Winter Seminars

2020 winter field seminars

Registration for the 2020 winter field seminars is open.

We are currently scheduling all the other 2020 field seminars, and they will be posted here online on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.


Winter Photography at Mono Lake
January 10–12, 2020 • Joe Decker
$275 per person / $250 for members

Mono Basin Winter Wanders
February 1, February 15, March 7, March 21, 2020
Nora Livingston
$90 per person / $80 for members



  • Joe Decker
    1. Joe Decker Joe Decker is a photographer whose work has been widely exhibited across the United States, from the San Diego Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian, as well as having been recognized with residencies as diverse as Arizona, Iceland and Antarctica. Joe has led numerous workshops in the western United States, and has studied with master nature photographers Galen Rowell and Frans Lanting. Take a seminar with Joe:
      Winter Photography at Mono Lake • January 10–12, 2020

  • Nora Livingston
    1. Nora LivingstonNora Livingston is the Mono Lake Committee's Lead Naturalist Guide. She has spent over a decade birding the Mono Basin, is an expert on Mono Basin birding locations, and holds the Mono County Big Day record after seeing 153 species on July 26, 2011. Nora has worked as a field biologist on the Channel Islands, the Farallon Islands, and in the Eastern Sierra; she studied trees in the species-rich Appalachian Mountains; and she is a volunteer on the Lee Vining Fire Department. Take a seminar with Nora:
      Mon Basin Winter Wanders (half-day) • February 1, February 15, March 7, March 21, 2020

photo by Joe Decker


Questions? Call (760) 647-6595 and ask for Elin, Nora, or Andrew. You can also email us if that's easier.

All seminars operate under permits from the Inyo National Forest and Californiat State Park system.


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