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Discover a new outlet for your creative talents and interests. Everything from slinging pots to growing your own food.

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Bird banding is an important component to track and map data about bird populations, habitat, and migration. Learn about the history of bird banding, how wildlife biologists and volunteers band birds, and what information they glean from banded birds such as age, sex, species, and current breeding status. You will have an opportunity to observe and participate in a bird banding session. Attendance at the first class is mandatory if you wish to handle the birds.  

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $5.00

Daily - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6/11/2018-6/11/2018); Daily - Tue 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (6/12/2018-6/12/2018)

Instructor : Larry Keffer 

Please read: Monday, June 4, is the last day to receive a ...More

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Off Campus
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  Not Assigned. 
  115.



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Learn a natural approach to maintaining the abundance and beauty of your garden. We will discuss composting, pruning, weeding, and natural pest control followed by a tour of local gardens to observe the concepts we discussed in action.

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (6/15/2018-6/15/2018)

Instructor : Leah Hays 

Location : Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  125



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Join us for a tour of Backwards Distilling, a family owned business in Casper. Learn about making spirits and what inspired the owners to start the distillery. We will tour the distillery and taste the products they produce. June 20 is the last day to receive a fee refund. Driving your own vehicle is not permitted.  

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $15.00

Daily - Wed 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (6/27/2018-6/27/2018)

Instructor : Backwards Distilling 

Please read: Class Location: Backwards Distillery. Van ...More

Location : Off Campus Location : 
  Off Campus.

Room :  *



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Learn the Lin Wellford technique of painting three-dimensional rock houses that make great gifts, paperweights, or fairy garden homes. This class will help you choose the best shape of rocks to create your own rock house. Use your creativity to make a home fairies prefer or an A-frame Chalet. We will talk about the best plants to grow in a fairy or miniature garden.  

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $5.00

Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (6/14/2018-6/14/2018); Daily - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (6/21/2018-6/21/2018)

Instructor : Teresa Gutwein 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  218. 
  115.



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Learn the Lin Wellford technique of painting three-dimensional rock houses that make great gifts, paperweights, or fairy garden homes. This class will help you choose the best shape of rocks to create your own rock house. Use your creativity to make a home fairies prefer or an A-frame Chalet. We will talk about the best plants to grow in a fairy or miniature garden.  

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $5.00

Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (7/12/2018-7/19/2018)

Instructor : Teresa Gutwein 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  218



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By observing the natural patterns in the region and on your property, we can create low-maintenance, low-cost, and low-risk plantings and gardens that will produce flowers, fruit, vegetables, summer shade, beautiful fall colors, and wind and snow breaks. The class will include permaculture history and principles, mapping of observations and important elements in your landscape, diversity in native and natural plants for the Casper area, resource management including water planning and options, and turning thirsty lawns into gardens. Computer skills are not required to take this class, but the ability to use Facebook, search the Internet, and access email are helpful.  

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $5.00

Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6/7/2018-6/28/2018); Weekly - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (6/9/2018-6/9/2018)

Instructor : Laurel Graham 

Please read: Field trip to Tara Nursery. Sat., June 9. ...More

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Off Campus
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  Not Assigned. 
  222.



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When women were forced to abandon their embroidered textiles during the 1949–1950 airlifts of Jews out of Yemen to Israel, they left behind precious symbols of regional, familial, and personal identity. The Women’s International Zionist Organization established cottage industries for Yemenite clothing without regard for its original cultural significance. The result was Israeli-Yemenite embroidery, a style that came to identify Israeli society in the mid-20th century. There will be a slideshow featuring clothing and items from several collections and an exhibition of items from the speaker’s personal collection.

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Wed 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (6/13/2018-6/13/2018)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Location : Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  100



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Take a guided hike in the Casper area to look for seasonal, edible plants. Learn about foraging rules and how to identify, gather, and use native edible plants. You must be able to walk at least three miles on varied terrain and at higher elevations. There may be limited access to restrooms or outhouses.   

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Fri 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (7/27/2018-7/27/2018)

Instructor : Leah Hays 

Please read: Bring a sack lunch, a trowel, and small ...More

Location : Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Myra Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  125



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