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700S19 Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site

$17

with Gary Kleinknecht

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am

A walking tour of the active mammoth dig site at Coyote Canyon. Participants will visit the bone lab, see exhibits of recovered bones, view and observe the dig site and wet screening station, and listen to a presentation on the history and activity of the area. Parts of this tour will be outdoors, please dress comfortably. Location information will be emailed one week prior to tour date.

Gary Kleinknecht is a retired high school teacher and currently the Education Director for the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site tours. Gary has also served as the President for the Ice Age Floods Institute (2004-2010) and currently serves as the Vice President (2012 – current).

 

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701S19 Ice Age Floods of Eastern Washington

$15

with Gary Kleinknecht

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 7 pm

Look around our area and you will find obvious evidence of a cataclysmic flood. The Ice Age and earth’s warming resulted in vast amounts of continental ice melt that impacted North America, specifically  Eastern Washington. Your journey through time will open your eyes to the amazing sites of our area that are often overlooked.

Gary Kleinknecht is a retired high school teacher and currently the Education Director for the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site tours. Gary has also served as the President for the Ice Age Floods Institute (2004-2010) and currently serves as the Vice President (2012 – current).

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702S19 Walk Through Benton County History

$12

with Ryan Bennett

Calendar Feb 23, 2019 at 1 pm

Take a guided tour through East Benton County Historical Museum. Curator Stephanie Button shares stories of early prominent citizens, the advent of the nuclear age, and the changing river and desert landscape. Participants will view photos from an expansive archive and interact with exhibits. Admission fee of $5.00 is payable at the time of the tour to East Benton County Historical Museum.

Ryan Bennett is a Full Lines Agent for Harvey Insurance. He is a technology enthusiast and does art and social media in his spare time.

703S19 The Houses Hanford Built - Tour 1: South Richland

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 4, 2019 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 1, South Richland: Explore these quiet, narrow street neighborhoods that are a potpourri of Alphabet Houses designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing city of government workers during WW II.

Richard Nordgren has been instrumental in the research and documentation of the Richland Alphabet Houses for both the City of Richland and the application to the National Historic Register.

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704S19 The Houses Hanford Built - Tour 2: The Gold Coast

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 2, The Gold Coast:  The Gold Coast has its own set of lettered houses that were home to early Richland’s upper crust. Tour includes backyard glimpses from the “Miracle Mile” and the house where the creator of Dupus Boomer lived. In the adjacent neighborhood, many of the houses have retained much of their original appearance. A section of this walk is on the National Historic Register.

Richard Nordgren has been instrumental in the research and documentation of the Richland Alphabet Houses for both the City of Richland and the application to the National Historic Register.

705S19 The Houses Hanford Built - Tour 3: Central Richland

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 3, Central Richland: From World War II to the Cold War, these neighborhoods reflect a change in social dynamics and city planning. See original exteriors to uniquely remodeled and redesigned houses that cast doubt on their original footprint.

Richard Nordgren has been instrumental in the research and documentation of the Richland Alphabet Houses for both the City of Richland and the application to the National Historic Register.

706S19 Pet First Aid and Common Vet Emergencies

$15

with Kim Anderson

Calendar Feb 20, 2019 at 6 pm

You don’t have to be a veterinarian to apply first aid to your pet. Learn common veterinary emergencies and first aid methods for pets. Participants will learn how to build their own first aid kits and how to apply basic first aid techniques. A printed first aid guide provided.

Kimberly Anderson currently teaches the Pre-Veterinary Tech Program classes at Tri Tech Skills Center. She is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of Washington.

 

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707S19 Forensic Science - Death Investigation

$17

with Roy McLean

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Learn about the science of death investigations. Understand the range of deaths the coroner’s office is responsible for investigating, including natural deaths, accidents, homicides, and suicides. This class will begin with an introduction to what the Benton County Coroner’s Office does and what its investigators look for at a death scene. The class will be held in the Benton County Coroner’s Office where you will get the inside scoop on just how it all comes together. WARNING: Ages 18+ Graphic images from Forensic Pathology textbooks will be used in the presentation.

Roy McLean, D-ABMDI taught math and science for more than 30 years in the Kennewick School District. He recently retired as Chief Deputy Coroner for Benton County. In June 2013, Roy was certified as an Accreditation Auditor for the International Association of Coroner's and Medical Examiners. Roy continues to facilitate the Coroner Outreach Education Program for Benton County.

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