Questions? Call (760) 647-6595 and ask for Elin, Nora, or Andrew. You can
also email us if that's easier.
We have made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Mono Basin Field Seminars due to COVID-19. After much discussion amongst our staff and with seminar instructors, we have concluded that attempting to offer this year's seminars with proper social distancing protocols is too risky and would also degrade the seminar experience.
If you have questions, please contact the Field Seminar team. For more about the Mono Lake Committee's operations during COVID-19, please see this page.
- How to sign up for a Field Seminar
- To sign up online, look for a "register" button or a "sign up" link near each seminar starting on November 1st for winter seminars, or February 1st for all other seminars. You can also register by phone; please call the Mono Lake Committee at (760) 647-6595 and ask for the seminar desk.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We cannot accept personal checks or registration by mail or email.
- Participant limits
- Seminars are limited to 15 participants except where noted. If a seminar receives less than six participants (with some exceptions) the seminar will be canceled two weeks in advance, and full refunds will be issued.
- Cancellation policy
- If you cancel three weeks prior to the seminar start date, we will refund your payment (less a $15 processing fee per person per seminar). No refunds can be issued for any reason if cancellation is within three weeks of field seminar date, but tuition can be applied to another seminar within one calendar year of your cancellation date. If you cancel within one week of the seminar start date, no credits can be issued for any reason.
- Liability waivers
- All participants must complete and sign a liability release form. All seminars operate under permits from the Inyo National Forest and California State Park system.
- Pet policy
- No pets are allowed on any Mono Lake Field Seminars. Please find boarding accommodations for your pets or leave them at home; do not leave pets in your car during seminars.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California law, service animals assisting people with disabilities are allowed on Mono Lake Field Seminars and must be leashed. A service animal is defined as a dog that performs some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform, such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, alerting and protecting people prone to seizures, carrying a pack for people with mobility impairments, assisting people with balance, or other tasks directly related to a disability. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, therapy animals, or other pets are not allowed on any portion of a Mono Lake Field Seminar.
If you are allergic to or fearful of dogs, be aware that there may be a dog on your seminar if a person with a disability who has a service animal is also attending that seminar.
- Member advantages
- Field Seminars are open to everyone, but Mono Lake Committee members get discounts and priority registration. If you are not a current member of the Mono Lake Committee, you may receive the discount by joining when you register.
Questions? Call (760) 647-6595 and ask for Elin, Nora, or Andrew. You can also email us if that's easier.
All seminars operate under permits from the Inyo National Forest and California State Park system.