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QU POLIS: Adventures of a Citizen-Scientist with Earthwatch Institute.
February 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February 18: Adventures of a Citizen-Scientist with Earthwatch Institute.
Tuesday (one day) Fee: $4
The course will present the mission and history of the Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch volunteers (citizen-scientists) participate in the field on one of the following areas of study: wildlife and ecosystems; ocean health; climate change; archaeology and culture. The field studies, called expeditions, are worldwide and are a week or two weeks long. The instructor will discuss how the field studies/expeditions are set up, research objectives of the studies, life in the field, and any results or finds. The instructor has been on five archaeological studies (England, Peru,Thailand, Italy, and Portugal), two animal studies (South Africa and Australia) and two ecosystem/climate change studies (Easter Island and India).
Lecturer: Susan Asher: retired Air Force Lt. Colonel; spent 23 year career in satellite operations and engineering. Originally from Philadelphia, PA. She owned Thyme-out Tea Parties from 2002-2019. A member of the Muddy River Herb Guild and one of its past presidents.
POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors, 55+ years. There are two semesters each year requiring a membership fee of $15 per semester. Choose from 15 or more classes each semester. Classes are $4 each. Classes are casual in lecture format with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break. Cancellations do occur due to inclement weather. Call the office at 217-228-5594 to hear cancellation messages. Attend a one-time only class for free to see if POLIS is for you. Walk in. Sit down and enjoy.
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