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MORE SCIENCE FUN: An OLLI Intergenerational Class
Mon – Fri
$45.00 adult or adult + one child
$5.00 each additional child
There’s always more to learn and more fun to be had when you and your grandchildren (ages 8-11) come to experience the wonders of the scientific world. We’ll revisit some of our favorite “tricks” from the physical sciences but also open up some new wonders. Just how DOES that work?? Leave the magic wands at home but be sure to bring your creativity and curiosity along!
THE BOTANY OF DESIRE
Aug 9, 16, 23 and 30
How have plants adapted to human domination of the planet? Well, some have changed themselves to become our supporters and allies. In the Botany of Desire, journalist Michael Pollan discusses how plants as varied as apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes have furthered their own interests by feeding, amusing, and seducing human beings. This course will examine Pollan’s thesis and explore who really controls the planet –humans or plants.
Required text: Michael Pollan: The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (Random House, 2001)
WRITING TO SHARE
Aug 9, 16, and 23
The purpose of this course will be to develop a story or poem to share with a child. Handout sheets with prompts, tips, examples, and steps to follow will be provided to guide the class members through their projects. The teacher will be available after class times to further aid in creating a finished product.