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The Werner Wildlife Museum has been a Casper landmark since it was established in 1964. Take a special after-hours tour of the museum that encompasses two floors and almost 400 exhibits of birds, fish, and animals from Wyoming and around the world. Discover which animal refrigerates its leftovers and which one possesses a larger vocabulary than any species except humans. Learn how you tell a black bear from a grizzly bear, a lynx from a bobcat, and a mature bald eagle from an immature one. Expand your wildlife expertise and gain a greater appreciation for Earth’s creatures.  

OLLI

Daily - Wed 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (6/13/2018-6/13/2018)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Please read: Class Location: Werner Wildlife Museum

Location : Off Campus Location : 
  Off Campus.

Room :  Not Assigned



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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

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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Many Casperites live in close proximity to mule deer. We see them in our gardens or strolling nonchalantly down our streets. Whether you love them or find them pesky, this class will be of interest. We will cover mule deer ecology and management including habitat, disease, management history, and predation. We will spend one day looking at key mule deer habitats and, hopefully, find some radio-collared females and their fawns. Be prepared walk a lot on the field trip. Wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

OLLI

Daily - Mon,Tue 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (7/23/2018-7/24/2018); Daily - Thu 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM (7/26/2018-7/26/2018)

Instructor : Justin Binfet 

Please read: July 19 is the last day to receive a fee ...More

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Off Campus
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  Not Assigned. 
  218.



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Enjoy learning about and seeing in person several species of exotic birds: parrotlets, amazons, cockatoos, and macaws. Learn about having one of these winged gems as a pet and the care requirements of each. You will enjoy seeing these intelligent creatures and learning about them even if you do not want to have a bird to call your own.

OLLI

Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (6/5/2018-6/26/2018)

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Rachel Wright  2.Lisa Icenogle 

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

Room :  125



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Join us for a fun daytrip to sites found in “A Field Guide to the Casper Mountain Area.” We will get a glimpse of the biology, geology, and history of the area as we visit these sites. Stops will include Rotary Park, Asbestos Turn, Morning Dew Mine, Strube Loop, and Braille Trail and overviews of Muddy Mountain, Alcova Hogback, and Bessemer Mountain. Information will include plant names and habitats, geologic formation names, and early mining history of Casper Mountain.

OLLI

Daily - Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (7/6/2018-7/6/2018)

Instructor : Terry Logue 

Please read: Van departs from Myra Fox Skelton Energy ...More

Location : Off Campus Location : 
  Off Campus.

Room :  Not Assigned



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There are energy conservation measures we can implement as individuals and homeowners that can save a lot of money and others that are hardly worth doing. Some measures are expensive while others are inexpensive. Some measures provide immediate return while others may take years to reap a return on investment. Learn about the benefits and pitfalls of energy conservation measures. We will visit the instructor’s passive solar home to see examples of energy conservation measures.  

OLLI

Daily - Thu 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (7/12/2018-7/12/2018); Daily - Fri 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (7/13/2018-7/13/2018)

Instructor : Daniel Cooper 

Please read: Thur., July 7, is the last day to receive a ...More

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Off Campus
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  Not Assigned. 
  222.



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Prairie dogs are a keystone species of the American West. Far from being pests in need of extermination, prairie dog communities and activities benefit over 150 other species from rattlesnakes to bison. The distinct language of prairie dogs is second only to human language in the number of terms decoded by scientists. We will visit a nearby prairie dog community. You must be able to walk a mile on uneven dirt surfaces. There are no restrooms at the site. Wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat, long-sleeve shirts, long pants, sunscreen, and bring a sack lunch and binoculars.

OLLI

Daily - Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (6/19/2018-6/19/2018)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Please read: Tue, June 12, is the last day to receive a ...More

Location : Off Campus Location : 
  Off Campus.

Room :  Not Assigned



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