Refuge Fest 2020 has ended
Welcome to the 2020 Refuge Outdoor Festival Virtual Camp-in! This event is geared toward Black, Indigenous, People of Color being centered and uplifted in the outdoors, white allies welcome. Take refuge and do as much, or as little as you would like. 

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Outdoor Recreation/ Skill Sharing [clear filter]
Friday, September 18

12:00pm PDT

Birding 101
Birds are all around us. Start your Refuge experience by learning some birding basics then join us for a live bird walk on Saturday morning.

Friday September 18, 2020 12:00pm - 12:25pm PDT
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4:30pm PDT

Wildlife Safety 101
We’ll show a short video covering basic tips on how you can visit the beautiful places where wild animals live and stay safe, like securing your food and the do’s and don’ts of hiking/camping near wildlife. We’ll also host a discussion on wildlife safety and leave an opportunity for Q&A.

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Laurel Baum

Conservation Northwest
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Keiko Betcher

Communications & Outreach Associate, Conservation Northwest
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Heather Hutchison

Conservation Northwest

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Conservation Northwest

"Keeping the Northwest Wild" since 1989, we protect, connect and restore wildlands and wildlife from the Washington Coast to the British Columbia Rockies.

Friday September 18, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm PDT
Room 1 Zoom
Saturday, September 19

7:00am PDT

Swimming Basics
Ready to take the plunge but not sure how? Check out this short video for helpful tips on how to feel more comfortable getting in the water. 

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Chandrika Francis

Oshun Swim School

Saturday September 19, 2020 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
Recorded: Watch Anytime

8:30am PDT

How to Care for Down Gear
Ever wonder what is the best way to care for your down jacket or sleeping bag? Check out this informative video from Feathered Friends!

Saturday September 19, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
Recorded: Watch Anytime

8:45am PDT

Live: Morning Walk with the Birds
Join in on a live virtual bird walk with guides from several locations around Seattle. Walk guides will talk about the birds they are seeing and hearing, habitats, and how to find your own place to enjoy the birds all around us.

***This workshop will be streamed live on Youtube & Facebook.***

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Wendy Walker

Community Engagement Manager, Seattle Audubon
Work: Seattle Audubon Community EngagementPlay: Birds + other critters, hiking, biking, kayakingPhilosophy: Plant a radish, get a radish.


Saturday September 19, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am PDT
Room 1 Zoom

2:30pm PDT

Let's Talk: Bike Basics & Bikepacking
We will be leading a convo and Q&A session regarding basic bike maintenance and bike packing/camping. We'll cover how to get started, what to bring, and how to do it! 

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Ed Ewing

Bike Works
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Ricky Rodriguez

Bike Works


Saturday September 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 2 Zoom
Sunday, September 20

8:45am PDT

Backpacking Basics & Connecting With Nature During COVID
We’ll go over backpacking basics, where to find used or how to borrow gear, what gear is actually necessary, how to fit a backpack, and how to pack it. We’ll also discuss art and journaling prompts to connect with nature that you can use at home or take with you on the trail.

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Neli Jasuja

Young Women Empowered
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Keleigh Powers

Young Women Empowered
My name is Keleigh Powers (she/her/hers), I'm an outdoor enthusiast and leader. It maybe be considered that I do too many activities - my current favorites including mountain biking, climbing, camping, skiing, snowboarding, and paddle boarding - it seems that I mainly work to support... Read More →

Sunday September 20, 2020 8:45am - 10:45am PDT
Room 1 Zoom