Workshops in North America

Bellingham, WA, U.S.A.

A workshop near you

For people who can’t make it to the Social Learning Lab in Portugal, we have teamed up with Travis Tennessen, Director at the Center for Community Learning, Western Washington University. The workshops take place at The Underground Café, a great spot that we have all to ourselves. Downtown Bellingham is a 15 minute walk away and full of interesting cafés, boutique shops, and a music scene.

Travel and lodging

Location. Bellingham (Xwotqwem) is a university town of 90,000 on the beautiful Salish Sea, located on the traditional homelands of the Lummi and Nooksack peoples. Vancouver, British Columbia is 60 miles to the north, and Seattle is 90 miles south. You can enjoy views of the bay, mountains, and islands and walk the serene campus and trails in the adjacent arboretum.

Lodging. Good options that are convenient to the WWU campus include the Heliotrope Hotel, Fairhaven Village Inn, and Four Points by Sheraton.

Travel. The closest international airport are Seattle and Vancouver. Rome2Rio describes the different ways to get to Bellingham from the Seattle International Airport. See here. Southwest Airlines now flies directly to Bellingham too.

Getting here

Travis Tennessen

Travis is an honorary member of the Social Learning Lab and an excellent co-host for the workshops taking place in Bellingham. He and his team convene the Community Engagement Fellows – a social learning program that bring educators together across boundaries. He joined BEtreats in 2017 and 2018 and co-hosted the workshop in 2022. A geographer by training he works to infuse a practice of place-based learning in whatever he does.