Category: Adult Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

May 19, 2016

This twice-yearly series begins on Thursday, April 14 and runs through Thursday, May 19. The talks start at 5:30 pm, and last about an hour, allowing time afterwards for questions or further discussion. You don’t need to register for these talks and you’re welcome to attend as many as you would like.

Talk schedule:
Thursday April 14, 2016     “Songs of Spring”

Becky Gillette, Audubon Society
Spring is the best time to learn about birds! Colors, songs and lots of action can turn any novice into a lifelong birder.  This talk will review common and easy-to-observe birds, both year-round residents and migratory birds.


Thursday April 21, 2016     “Environmental Activism in Archuleta County: In Celebration of Earth Week”

Karen Goodwin, Denise Rue-Pastin, Joan Mieritz, Pauline Benetti
This talk will dispel  any question about environmental activism in our county.  There will be speakers from three local groups – the Southwest Organization for Sustainability (SOS), the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) and the Earth Community Pagosa (ECP.)  Perfect for Earth Week!


Thursday April 28, 2016      Upper San Juan Search & Rescue—Who, What, When and How

Mike Le Roux and Les Bivens
This talk will discuss preparedness for safe travel in the backcountry and tell you more about this organization, including how you can volunteer, if you’re interested in helping out.


Thursday May 5, 2016      “The Anatomy of a Personal Challenge”

Stacy Boone
This talk will encourage you to make a simple commitment to put one foot in front of the other.  She will share what relentless forward progress means and how you can create your own roadmap for success.


Thursday May 12, 2016      “Cartoons, The Campaign, and a Little Context”

Judith Reynolds, Ft. Lewis College
Hear from Judith Reynolds from Ft. Lewis College who has spoken at prior Lifelong Learning Lecture series, and is very well-received.  A political cartoonist, she will look at the 2016 Presidential Campaign and how cartoons have exaggerated its craziness.  She will put it into historical context.


Thursday May 19, 2016      “Mind from Matter: How Real is Your Reality”

Jean Strahlendorf
Dr. Strahlendorf presents interesting and well-attended talks concerning our brains.  Her presentation, “Mind from Matter: How Real is Your Reality,” will be an introduction to exploring the basis of our feelings and thoughts through our three pounds of brain.


Large Meeting Room
811 San Juan St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

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