Free Classes for Members

All sessions listed below are FREE, open to OLLI members, and held at Galveston Island Community Center.

FREE!!! Register for the FREE sessions listed below. There is no charge for the activities described below and these are open to anyone in the community, but registration is required. Please phone OLLI today to enroll: 763.5604.

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Class Title
WT * Growing Native Plants for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
Instructor
Debra Pence
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/20/2019
End Date
02/20/2019
Description
Join Texas Master Naturalist Debra Pence for a seminar focused on creating a pollinator/nature habitat in your own backyard. We will focus on plants native to Texas but you will be able to apply the methods wherever you live.
Class Title
Migratory Birding—Wednesday Field Outings!
Instructor
Richard Peake ,Ph.D.
Day
Wednesday
Class Starts
08:30
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
02/20/2019
End Date
04/10/2019
Description
Open only to those who have taken Migratory Birding in OLLI, this course will offer six field outings under Dr. Peake’s direction. To fully participate, learners need binoculars, A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Peterson and Peterson, Golden Field Guide by Chandler Robbins or National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, and adequate mobility for outdoor activities. The class limit is sixteen learners. Participants must arrive on time for carpooling and departure. Tuition for birding courses is $35.
Class Title
Un Paso Adelante (Permission of Instructor Required)
Instructor
Joie Soske
Day
Monday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/04/2019
End Date
03/25/2019
Instructions
Class size is limited.
Description
This course will take the student one step further into the wonderful world of Spanish. It will pick up where the first course left off, with a review of verbs in the present indicative. Permission of instructor is required. Tuition for this course is $50.
Tuition: $50
Class Title
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Instructor
Amy Comer
Day
Tuesday
Class Starts
10:00
Class Ends
12:00
Start Date
04/09/2019
End Date
05/28/2019
Description
Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms. About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Chronic diseases place a significant burden on individuals as well as health care systems. The good news is that people with chronic diseases who learn how to manage their symptoms can improve their quality of life and reduce their health care costs. The Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop teaches adults strategies to empower and improve overall wellbeing. This evidence-based workshop complements clinical care, and is evaluated and approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Register today for this free course to acquire personal techniques for managing your own or your family member’s chronic disease(s).
Class Title
WT Monarch Butterflies – Each One Counts
Instructor
Cindy Price
Day
Friday
Class Starts
01:30
Class Ends
03:30
Start Date
02/22/2019
End Date
02/22/2019
Description
Attendees will enjoy Price’s presentation which includes the Monarchs’ natural history, North American conservation status, current migration map, and the importance of the “Texas Funnel” and the I-35 milkweed restoration project. Cindy writes and films the nature photography for The Urban Naturalist series of books. She also writes the nature column for Life is Good magazine. Cindy is a long-time resident of the Texas Gulf Coast and is a member of the Galveston Ornithological Society and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council. She received her Master Naturalist training from the Houston Arboretum. She is an avid gardener and has been raising Monarch butterflies for over 20 years.