Learn about history, pop culture, science and more at free virtual College of DuPage programs

  • Learn about Carl Akeley who developed his innovative taxidermy techniques while working at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago during the "Lunch Break Lectures."

    Learn about Carl Akeley who developed his innovative taxidermy techniques while working at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago during the "Lunch Break Lectures." Courtesy of Library of Congress George Grantham Bain

 
Submitted by COD News Bureau
Updated 9/10/2020 7:11 PM

The Continuing Education Lifelong Learning program at College of DuPage will host the Virtual Lunch Break Lectures and Sage Series courses this fall covering a variety of subjects.

Lunch Break Lectures feature experts from the College's Continuing Education program discussing a wide range of topics. Lectures are from noon to 1 p.m. on select Wednesdays, Sept. 16 through Nov. 25, via Zoom. Registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Fall offerings include:

• "A Journey Through America's National Park System" with instructor David Kroese on Sept. 16;

• "The Astonishing Life of Carl Akeley, the Father of Modern Taxidermy" with instructor Jack MacRae on Sept. 30;

• "The Seventies: A Nation in Search of Itself" with instructor Joan Krawitz on Oct. 14;

• "Caffeine in Early Modern Europe" with instructor Dr. Sarah Kernan on Oct. 28;

• "The Last Voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald" with instructor Jack MacRae on Nov. 11;

• "The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower" with instructor Joan Krawitz on Nov. 25.

The free Sage Series features local experts presenting engaging enrichment courses regarding a variety of topics. Registration is required.

"The Twilight Zone: Six Degrees of Separation" will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Using video from the 1959-64 series, this lecture explores the iconic show's connections with other shows, movies and media.

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On Friday, Nov. 14, learn about "Our Amazing Universe" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This class brings participants on a journey to the farthest reaches of space and time in a vast universe, exploring a variety of topics, including active galaxies, astronomical research, the Big Bang and quasars.

Learn more about Lunch Break Lectures and Sage Series courses.

To register for Lunch Break Lectures or Sage Series courses, visit cod.edu/academics/continuing_education/.

The Lifelong Learning Institute offers a mix of courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in a wide range of topic areas, such as art and hobby, health and wellness, history, the humanities and more.