W19-64 Understanding the Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution

Starts from: 2/13/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$70.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-64
  • Duration
    4
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Scientists have estimated pollution impacts for over 100 years: beginning with the Industrial Age building of smokestacks and use of chlorine gas in World War I. This course will emphasize methods for assessing such impacts, ranging from simple estimates to sophisticated 4-D global simulations. Basic mechanisms of atmospheric pollution transport will be reviewed employing basic “book-keeping” arithmetic and diagrams. We’ll also discuss chemistry issues that are essential when modeling ozone or aerosols. Modeling climate change invokes these mechanisms plus others, including tipping-point phenomena, in global simulations that might span 100,000-plus years.

Robert Yamartino received a doctorate in experimental elementary particle physics at Stanford University (CA) and taught physics at various levels at Stanford and Purdue universities. At Argonne National Laboratory, he shifted his emphasis to environmental physics and has since consulted and lectured worldwide on various environmentally relevant problems and their solutions.

W19-47 Partners With Our Planet: Jewish Tradition and the Environment

Starts from: 2/6/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$85.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-47
  • Duration
    5
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

To whom does this world belong? Are we “owners” or “guardians”? How do we strike a balance between preservation and progress? How does Jewish law differ in attitude from modern civil law in regard to pollution and damages? Is there a concern for the animal world? What can you do for “Tikkun Olam” (Repair of the World)? What issues concern you regarding our environment? Each session will focus on a different concept as we examine ancient texts (in English translation) and compare what our sages taught with the challenges we face in today’s environment.

Susan Spector has a bachelor’s in education, a master’s in Jewish studies, and has spent her life as a Jewish educator and community volunteer. She was the director of Akron Jewish High School, a faculty member of Akron Melton Adult Mini-School, and Kent State University (OH). She has presented Jewish ethics workshops in Sarasota, Akron, Ohio, and Chautauqua Institute (NY).

W19-69 Climate Change Cause & Effects

Starts from: 1/24/2019
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
    W19-69
  • Duration
    7
  • 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.

Jack Merriam grew up in Florida and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural science from the University of South Florida. He is the immediate past chair of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and is currently on the boards of Sarasota Bay Foundation and Suncoast Waterkeeper.

SP19-39 Climate Change

Starts from: 3/14/2019
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
    SP19-39
  • Duration
    7
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

SP19-39 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 9-10:20 am 7 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam 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 (no-cost) field trip where students can see firsthand the conditions and adaptation techniques being used to protect the bay and us. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

Jack Merriam grew up in Florida and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural science from the University of South Florida. He is the immediate past chair of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and is currently on the boards of Sarasota Bay Foundation and Suncoast Waterkeeper. (p. 51)

W19-81 Exploring the Solar System and Beyond

Starts from: 2/14/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$60.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-81
  • Duration
    4
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Our exploration of the Space Age will begin with the early rocket pioneers, Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun and his World War II V-2 rockets. Next, we will look at the Space Race to the moon, from Sputnik to the Apollo project. NASA and other agencies have sent numerous ships into space, exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets in our solar system. Finally, we will discuss the search for exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system. But until “Star Trek’s” warp drive is developed, these studies will be conducted by telescopes, not spaceships. Recommended resources for the course are “Solar System” by Marcus Chown and “Destination Mars” by Rod Pyle.

Jim Livingston received degrees in applied science from Cornell (NY) and Harvard and was a research physicist for General Electric for many years, after which he taught materials science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lectured on space exploration, often to OLLI audiences, in the Boston area, and his writings on the topic appear on his website jamesdlivingston.net.

W19-AMI-108 Science Mondays

Starts from: 1/21/2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
407 Magnolia Ave. Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-AMI-108
  • Duration
    7
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(Note: Extended Class Time) Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from these dynamic and expert presenters. Jan. 21: Fear and Stress with Alan Grindal Jan. 28: What is Food? with Joe Kerata Feb 4: Physics for the Layman: From Flat Earth to Newton with Steve Sandler Feb. 11: How Your Food Becomes You with Joe Kerata Feb. 18: Physics for the Layman: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with Steve Sandler Feb. 25: Black Holes: Hawking’s Radiation and Einstein’s Waves with Jeff Rodgers Mar. 4: You Are in the Universe, and the Universe is in You with Jeff Rodgers

SP-19 Connections 3-12 Mercury 13

Starts from: 3/12/2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

$12.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP-19 Connect
  • Duration
    1
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

“Mercury 13” is a remarkable story of the women who were tested for spaceflight in 1961 and who reached for the stars, but were ahead of their time. NASA’s “man in space” program, dubbed “Project Mercury” began in 1958. The men chosen —all military test pilots—became known as The Mercury 7. But away from the glare of the media, and behind firmly closed doors, female pilots were also screened. Thirteen ofthem passed and in some cases, performed better than the men. They were called the Mercury 13 and had the “right stuff” but were, unfortunately, the wrong gender. During the U.S. obsession with the space race, these women were aviation pioneers who were thirsty for a new frontier, but whose time would have to wait.

SP-19 Connections 3-12 Mercury 13

Starts from: 4/2/2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

$12.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    SP-19 Connect
  • Duration
    1
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

“Served Like A Girl” is an engaging and honest look at an often unseen reality for women veterans. The film follows several American women who were wounded in action and are transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with post-traumatic stress syndrome, homelessness, broken families, divorce,serious illness, and military sexual abuse, these remarkable women harness humor to adapt to the emotional, social, and economic challenges they face. Through the little-known “Ms. Veteran America” competition they are able to regain their identities and a way of life that they sacrificed while fighting for their country.

W19-19 Artificial Intelligence: Good or Evil?

Starts from: 1/15/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-19
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The layers of sensationalized hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence will be peeled back to explore why we should embrace it rather than fear it. Now an umbrella term, Artificial Intelligence includes subjects such as robotics, deep learning machines, expert systems, neural nets, and big data analytics. Despite scary headlines about future job elimination and domination by robot overlords, these technologies really offer an as yet unrealized upside potential in the improvement of our economic and physical well-being.

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.

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

Starts from: 1/15/2019
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
    W19-26
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

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!

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.

W19-07 Aquaculture: The Blue Revolution

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

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-07
  • Duration
    7
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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