Mid Michigan College has several Lifelong Learning opportunities scheduled in 2019.

Lifelong Learning provides participants with opportunities such as discovering a new hobby, expanding knowledge of a certain topic, and exploring the local area and wildlife—just to name a few.

“Mid is committed to offering learning opportunities that appeal to lifelong students in our surrounding communities, and feature local artisans and experts as instructors,” noted Carol Darlington, Director of Lifelong Learning at Mid.

There are many benefits to those who engage in seeking out knowledge and skills throughout their lifespan. Lifelong Learning keeps the mind sharp, improves memory, builds confidence, and provides a space where meaningful connections with others can be developed. [ScienceDirect.com]

“Mid’s Lifelong Learning classes are affordable, offered on-campus as well as in our local communities, and focused on topics that spark creativity and pique interest. From Artistic Welding to Medicare 101, the class you’re looking for is coming soon,” shared Darlington.

Upcoming Lifelong Learning classes are scheduled into 2019, and can be registered for on Mid’s website. Two recently scheduled classes are focused on local natural habitats and wildlife.

Thursday, May 23 discover how to Explore and Monitor Vernal Pools. What’s a vernal pool? Do you have a wet area on your property that dries up in the summer months? Do you enjoy the chorus of frogs each spring? If you answered yes, then you probably have a vernal pool on your property. The three-hour workshop includes a brief indoor presentation followed by an outdoor excursion to a vernal pool. The class costs just $10 per family and is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Saturday, June 1 don’t miss the Kirtland Warbler and Evening Grosbeak trip! Participants will visit the unique Kirtland Warbler breeding area near Grayling and Hartwick Pines Visitor Center where Evening Grosbeaks are consistently observed. Cost is just $40 per person and the trip departs from Mid’s Mt. Pleasant Campus.

For more information about lifelong learning or to register for an upcoming class, visit midmich.edu/lifelonglearning or contact Carol Darlington at cdarlingon@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6625.

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