Winter In-Person Samplers are Back!!!!
What are Samplers You Ask??
In 2003 the original vision of the SCOV Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) was to provide educational courses for the members of the ILR. That almost immediately expanded to also offer free, no-registration required, weekly presentations to all residents of our community. These presentations varied in both topic and presenter and would provide a “sample” of what the longer courses were like. In addition, people contemplating joining the ILR as a member or even offering a course in the future could try it out in a shorter format.
Now, after a season of restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are returning to in-person presentations for the entire SCOV community, free of charge, no ILR membership required.
All Samplers are on Thursdays, 2-3 PM at Catalina Vista. No reservations needed, Watch the ILR website as well as the Tipster and TWISCOV for announcements of each Sampler.
Feb. 9, 2023 — “Are You Making the Most of Tucson Recycling?” Tucson Clean and Beautiful educators will discuss recycling and sustainability, materials that can and cannot be recycled, proper techniques in waste reduction and more.
Feb 16 — “The Complex Legacy of Spanish Colonizers (Kino, de Anza, Serra)”
Dr. Michael M. Brescia, Ph.D., Curator of Ethnohistory and Affiliated Professor of History and Law, Arizona State Museum
Feb. 23 — “Art, History, Music, the Mixture…Perhaps With a French Twist”
Kevin Justus, Ph.D., SCOV resident
March 2 — “Solar Panels and Agriculture – What’s Happening?” CHANGE IN LOCATION: THIS SAMPLER ONLY WILL BE HELD IN THE KIVA ROOM OF THE ACTIVITY CENTER
Greg Barron-Gafford, Ph.D., Agrivoltaic Project/ Biosphere, UA Dept. of Geography, Development and Environment
March 9 –“The Dysfunctional U.S. Immigration System in the 21st Century”
Mo Goldman, Goldman Immigration PC
March 16 — “Narrow Boats on England’s Canals – the 1700’s to the Present.”
Charlene & Amos Meyers, SCOV residents
March 23 -“Historical Research…A Practical Plan for Your Own Newspaper Research”
Renee Cue, BA in History and MS in Business Administration. SCOV resident
Handout from Renee Cue, Sampler speaker on March 23, 2023. Her topic was “Historical Research….A Practical How-To-Plan for Your Own Newspaper Research.
March 30 — “War in Ukraine: How Did We Get Here?”
Ihor Kunasz, Ph.D., President of the Ukrainian American Society of Tucson