Sense of Place Season 13

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Sense of Place Season 13

Sense of Place returns! Topics include Living snow, wildfires, history-making leaders, and more. Season Passes are $63 ($9/ticket).

When and where


Columbia Center For the Arts 215 Cascade Avenue Hood River, OR 97031

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Mt. Adams Institute presents the 13th annual Sense of Place Lecture Series.

About Season 13

Sense of Place returns for its 13th season. Sarah Fox, host and curator of Sense of Place, and the entire team are excited for this season's lively, exceptional, and always educational lineup. Topics range from living snow, wildfires, and history-making leaders (to name a few). Season 13 will not disappoint! The season will launch on Oct. 19th, 2022, at 7 pm with a lecture by Ralph Lampman titled: Bloodsucker, Eel, Asum, Ksuyas, Parasite, Lamprey: Many Names, but What Does it Mean to Us?

Where & When

All lectures for Sense of Place will be at the Columbia Center For The Arts in downtown Hood River. The events will be in-person (when current public health and organization guidelines allow) and live-streamed. If a presentation must be virtual due to safety precautions, it will be offered online on the same date and time.

Season Pass & Lecture Tickets

New this year, Mt. Adams Institute will offer a Sense of Place Season Pass for $63 ($9/ticket). This pass will guarantee seats at all lectures and grant access to the live stream. At checkout, you will see the discounted ticket price and a ticket for each lecture will automatically be added (7 tickets total). You can also purchase one additional season pass per order, called an "SOP 13: Companion Pass" for the same amount ($63 + fees). A limited number of passes are available for purchase only until Oct. 19th. Tickets for individual lectures will go on sale on Sept. 1st. Lectures occur once per month, October through April, at 7 pm. Following all of the lectures, there is a Q&A.

2022-23 Sense of Place Lecture Series Lineup :

  • When: Oct. 19, 2022, at 7 pm
  • Title: Bloodsucker, Eel, Asum, Ksuyas, Parasite, Lamprey: Many Names, but What Does it Mean to Us?
  • Speaker: Ralph Lampman

  • When: Nov. 9, 2022, at 7 pm
  • Title: Nancy Russell’s Legacy at Cape Horn: Inside a National Scenic Area Campaign
  • Speaker: Bowen Blair

  • When: Dec. 7, 2022, at 7 pm
  • Title: The Iconic Mitchell Point Tunnel Returns! 
  • Speakers: Tova Peltz & Kevin Price

  • When: Jan. 11, 2023, at 7 pm
  • Title: Wildfire in the Gorge: The Good, the Bad, and Lessons from Eagle Creek
  • Speakers: Jessica Hudec & Loretta Duke

  • When: Feb. 8, 2023, at 7 pm
  • Title: Living Snow: Mysterious Pink Snow and the Future of Our Alpine Ecosystems
  • Speaker: Robin Kodner

  • When: Mar. 8, 2023, at 7 pm
  • Title/Speaker: A Conversation with Kat Brigham - Chair of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Appointed Member of the First-Ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of the Interior

  • When: Apr. 12, 2023, at 7 pm.
  • Title: Volcanic Origins of the Columbia River Gorge: A Tangled Tale of Magma and Water
  • Speaker: Leif Karlstrom


Refunds will not be permitted unless the event is canceled by Mt Adams Institute and will not be held in-person or live-streamed.


Sense of Place is a program of the Mt. Adams Institute whose mission is to strengthen the connection to the natural world through education, service learning, career development, and research.