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UW-River Falls Sets Senior Outreach Studies Program

August 28, 1998

Programs on nature and on the ages and stages of human development are the topics of the UW-River Falls Senior Outreach Studies program set to begin in September.

"Nature Walk" will be held on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 15, and "Ages and Stages of Human Development: What Goes Around, Comes Around" are set for Thursdays beginning Sept. 17.

Each program will last through four sessions, with meeting times of 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room 137-138 of Rodli Commons. Classes are open to those 55 years of age or older. Each class period consists of a presentation, a coffee break and a discussion period. Parking is generally available in the Rodli lot by permit issues on the first day of class.

The Tuesday program will consist of the following segments:

Sept. 15: "Backyard Wildlife," by Boz Metzdorf, naturalist and video maker from Deer Park.

Sept. 22: "Wetlands," presented by Steve Delehanty, wetlands district manager for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Sept. 29: "A Morning at Willow River State Park," Participants will meet at the park at 9:30 a.m. A program on wild flowers will be presented by Barbara Dennis.

Oct. 6: "Video Tour: National Parks" will be presented by retired UW-RF biology Professor Carl Finstad.

The Thursday sessions on human development will be led by UW-Stout Professor Judy Rommel of the human development and family studies department. She will explore established theories and practices as well as new ideas on the various stages of human development.

Senior Outreach Studies continuing members will receive registration material in the mail. Those who would like to learn more should contact the Office of Continuing Education Extension at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

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