W19-26 Our Universe: The More We Learn, The Stranger It Gets

Starts from: 1/15/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-26
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

W19-26 OUR UNIVERSE: THE MORE WE LEARN, THE STRANGER IT GETS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Major discoveries in astronomy and physics over the last several decades have caused scientists to rethink how the cosmos really works. It seemed Newton explained things very well for the human scale. Then Einstein redefined space, time, and gravity for the scale of the universe. Then along came quantum mechanics that redefined matter at the subatomic scale. In recent years, we have learned that 95 percent of the universe is made of stuff (“dark energy” and “dark matter”) about which no one has a clue. Our universe is becoming “curiouser and curiouser” as Alice in Wonderland might say! Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

Alex Beavers has a doctorate in electrical engineering and an MBA. He is a veteran high-technology executive, entrepreneur, and author of 25 papers and two books. His board memberships include Ringling College of Art and Design, Chai Energy, and Palma Sola Consulting. His executive and entrepreneurial experience includes Stanford Research Institute, Schlumberger, GE, Thomson Industries, and three high-tech ventures. (pp. 17, 36, 51, 53, 54)

W19-07 Aquaculture: The Blue Revolution

Starts from: 1/14/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-07
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) There has been a major change in the seafood industry over the last 10 years. This Blue Revolution in aquaculture is following in the footsteps of the Green Revolution in agriculture of the last 60 years. Over 50 percent of global seafood harvests now come from fish farms. Over 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported. Over 70 percent of farmed fish products come from Asia. This course will be a journey touching on what has happened in the seafood industry, where the industry is going, and what the U.S. needs to do in the future.

Alex Beavers has a doctorate in electrical engineering and an MBA. He is a veteran high-technology executive, entrepreneur, and author of 25 papers and two books. His board memberships include Ringling College of Art and Design, Chai Energy, and Palma Sola Consulting. His executive and entrepreneurial experience includes Stanford Research Institute, Schlumberger, GE, Thomson Industries, and three high-tech ventures.

FA18-39 Physics

Starts from: 9/26/2018
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    8 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is for the layperson; no knowledge of physics or mathematics is required. Just bring your curiosity about the laws of nature, how they have shaped our world, and the impact they have on our everyday activities. How great that impact is may surprise you. Using ordinary language to explain equations and formulas, we’ll explore the major theories of physics: the beliefs of the ancients (e.g., flat Earth), Galileo’s observations and Newton’s laws of motion, Einstein’s theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and the possibility of a “theory of everything.”

FA18-50 Climate Change: Local Impacts and Local Adaptation

Starts from: 10/4/2018
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
  • Duration
    7 - weeks
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

What are climate change predictors—those that affect our natural and man-made environment? In this course, we will discuss how climate change and bay-level rise are impacting our area and what we can expect in the future. Each week, we will examine a different topic including storm surge implications, pollution sources, biological indicators (seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves and other living shorelines), local economics and adaptation techniques. After each class, there will be an optional field trip where students can see firsthand the conditions and adaptation techniques being used to protect the bay and us. Students will pay any admission fees.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. The class will be held at the end of Bee Ridge Road at the entrance to Rothenbach Park.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr , Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. The class will be held at the end of Bee Ridge Road at the entrance to Rothenbach Park.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr , Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 12/11/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. The class will be held at the end of Bee Ridge Road at the entrance to Rothenbach Park.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr , Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE. Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 12/11/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE. Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 2/7/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE. Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1002
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE. Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Constellation Tour: See What’s Up in the Sky Tonight

Starts from: 4/9/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
1001 Sinclair Dr
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    HPSC1003
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We will venture to a dark sky location for an evening of stargazing with the unaided eye, binoculars and telescope. We will enjoy the summer and fall skies with their clusters, binary stars as well as Venus and Mars. There are also wonderful stories with these constellations. If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them.

If you own a pair of binoculars, feel free to bring them. FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE. Meet at Sarasota Growers, 1001 Sinclair Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240. Directions will be emailed to students.

Sea Turtles to Service Dogs: Animal Adventures in Sarasota

Starts from: 1/20/2019

$1,599

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    22227
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover the extraordinary creatures of Florida’s Gulf Coast, both wild and domestic. Join researchers and naturalists to learn about sea turtle conservation, and watch for marine life aboard a boat on Sarasota Bay. Find out about efforts to protect wild animals from hazards both natural and manmade, and experience how domesticated animals work to keep us safe. Meet rescued wildlife and former circus animals at an animal sanctuary, and enjoy a heartwarming visit with a guide dog and owner. Cost: DBL $1,599 SGL $2,119

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 1/27/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839

Sea Turtles to Service Dogs: Animal Adventures in Sarasota

Starts from: 2/3/2019

$1,599

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    22227
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover the extraordinary creatures of Florida’s Gulf Coast, both wild and domestic. Join researchers and naturalists to learn about sea turtle conservation, and watch for marine life aboard a boat on Sarasota Bay. Find out about efforts to protect wild animals from hazards both natural and manmade, and experience how domesticated animals work to keep us safe. Meet rescued wildlife and former circus animals at an animal sanctuary, and enjoy a heartwarming visit with a guide dog and owner. Cost: DBL $1,599 SGL $2,119

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 2/17/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 3/17/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839

Birding Hot Spots: The Wild Side of Sarasota

Starts from: 10/13/2019

$1,379

Campus Location
Road Scholar
Even Hotel, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr., Sarasota, FL 34240
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    roadscholar
  • Course Code
    19349
  • Duration
    1 - weeks
  • School
    Road Scholar
  • Class Day(s)
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

A major stopover on the Eastern Flyway and the unique, myriad subtropical ecosystems makes the region around Sarasota a premier birding destination in the United States. With expert ornithologists, explore brackish estuaries, scrublands, mangrove forests, marshes and sandy islands as you increase your list of bird-species sightings. Observe the rare Florida subspecies of Scrub Jay and unique birds such as the Marbled Godwit, Reddish Egret and Long-billed Curlew, all amid the warm-weather splendor of Florida’s Gulf Coast. For more specific information on the itinerary, accommodations, and meals that are included please visit the website for this program. Cost: DBL $1,379 SGL $1,839