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SAGE Exploring the Geological Wonders of Our Western National Parks
with Gina Clark
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) Courses are for SAGE Members- adults 50 and older. To learn more and become a member, please register for SAGE membership first
SCP 21104 Exploring the Geological Wonders of Our Western National Parks
Mondays & Thursdays, November 12, 15, 19, 26, 29
1:00 – 3:00 PM
A Great Courses series of lectures on DVDs, this program is a collaboration between Great Courses and National Geographic. The lectures promote the wonders of the National Parks, a fascinating introduction to the geological forces that forged the parks. The 36 half-hour lectures take you to more than a hundred spectacular sites guided by geologist and former college professor Ford Cochran.
SAGE Greek & Armenian Genocide
with Evan Zarkadas
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) Courses are for SAGE members - adults 50 and older. The learn more and become a member, please register for SAGE Membership first.
SCP 21116 Greek and Armenian Genocide
Wednesday, October 17
1:00 – 3:00 PM
This course will focus on the Greek and Armenian Genocide of 1914-1924 by the Ottoman Empire. We will focus on the means of systematic extermination of the native Greek and Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire before, during and after World War I (1914-1924). The base of our evaluation of genocide will be on the reasons, the means, and the civic diaspora that followed after the deportations. This was the first genocide of the modern world, and its history is unknown to most of the world. Following the movement “Never Again,” the message that is given describes that if people learn from history and condemned the past, then the following Jewish Holocaust could have been prevented.
SAGE Let's Talk TED
with Dennis Koch
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members - adults 50 and older. To learn more or to become a member please register with SAGE Membership first.
SCP 21107 Let’s Talk TED
Tuesdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
9:30 – 11:00 AM
TED talks are short videos done by renowned speakers, scientists, entertainers, and everyday people who want to share their ideas and success. These classes will allow you to expand your thoughts, express your opinion, learn something new, discover, and bring insight through class discussions. Critical thinking is the ability to analyze the way you think. Mastering critical thinking skills, gives you better control of your own learning and empathy for other points of view. Two topics per class will be explored: positivity – fun; community – service; second career – learning; paradigms – retirement; what’s new – travel; and energy – creativity.
SAGE Optimism: Possibilities, Benefits, Risks
with Alice Bolstridge
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members- adults 50 and older. To learn more or to become a member please register with SAGE membership first.
SCP 21108 Optimism: Possibilities, Benefits, Risks
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
In this course, we will explore various questions and concerns about optimism: research about the topic, effects of personal and social optimism compared to pessimism, realism of optimism in various circumstances, how can optimism be bad? As conversation prompts, instructor presents readings about the topic from various authors. Stephen Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case of Reason, Science Humanism, and Progress. Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America. And others.
SAGE Reach for the Stars
with Lawrence Berz
SCP 21103 Reach For the Stars
Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Francis Malcolm Science Center, Rte.1A, Easton, Maine
Minimum class 6 Fee $10
Using both the optical/mechanical systems as well as full sky digital planetarium technology, students will empower their observational skills to better appreciate and participate with the celestial sphere above, including seasonal constellations, stars, and planets. Class highlights includes both the construction and launch of a small low altitude rocket to engage the cognitive senses towards our exploration of the solar system through robotic and human occupied spacecraft. As Neil de Grasse Tyson proclaimed: "Onward to the Edge."
Instructor Lawrence Berz
SAGE The Civil War Diary of Presque Isle's Jeweler Robinson
with Kim Smith
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members- adults 50 and older. To learn more or to become a member, please register with SAGE membership first.
SCP 21121 The Civil War Diary of Presque Isle’s Jeweler Robinson
Thursday, November 29
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Mr. Robinson, a jeweler in Presque Isle, was a Civil War veteran. The class will examine the diary he kept during the War, before he returned home to raise his family.
Instructor Kim Smith
SAGE UFOs with a Side of Astronomy
with Jim Stepp
SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) courses are for SAGE members- adults 50 and older. To learn more and become a member, please register with SAGE Membership first.
SCP 21105 UFOs With a Side of Astronomy
Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
6:00 – 7:30 PM
The class was developed at the request of the SAGE students in last year’s astronomy class. During this class, we will discuss the history of UFOs, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, where extraterrestrial life may come from and what extraterrestrial life might look like.