Chuckanut Editions is thrilled to announce WWU’s Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies John C. Miles' newest book, Teaching in the Rain: The Story of North Cascades Institute.
"In the early 1980s, five young men who loved teaching, the natural world, and the North Cascades dreamed of creating a field school to teach about the place and its many histories—natural and cultural. The North Cascades Institute emerged from that dream in 1986 with the help of North Cascades National Park. This is the story of how the Institute grew from humble beginnings to become a model nonprofit environmental education organization admired throughout the United States."
– John C. Miles, Teaching in the Rain
About the Author
John C. Miles is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at the College of the Environment, Western Washington University. He taught at Western for four decades where he focused his work on environmental education and environmental humanities,
especially history of the US national park system. He served as dean of the college from 1985-1992. He and his wife Susan Morgan live at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos, New Mexico.
His books include Koma Kulshan; Guardians of the Parks; Wilderness in National Parks; and Impressions of the North Cascades.