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AARP Virginia & LLI/NOVA Lecture Series

Join AARP Virginia for a complimentary class offered by the
Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia (LLI/NOVA).
LLI/NOVA, affiliated with the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), is a non-profit, member-run organization offering stimulating educational and cultural pursuits to adults age 50 and over.

AARP Virginia is excited to collaborate with them to provide a sampling of their fall lectures! Sign up for one, two, or all three complimentary classes.

Underwater Wonders: Strange & Unusual
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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Deep beneath the ocean blue, what strange creatures hide from view?  Retired veterinarian and award-winning underwater videographer Dr. Steve Cohen will be your guide.  Using high-definition video, Steve will show some of the strange and unusual animals he has encountered: from the small but aggressive mantis shrimps, colorful nudibranchs, and a southern stargazer, to cephalopods, many types of eels, and even hammerhead sharks! Register here

Rivers of Distress: The World Water Crisis
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
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The intersections of hydrology, water management, and climate change are putting the world’s water systems at risk. There is frequent news about water issues affecting both water supply and electric generation connected with the world’s largest rivers. Ph.D. geologist Barry Centini will look at the consequences of poor water management, significant droughts connected to climate change, and what is being, and should be done, about it. Barry joined LLI/NOVA upon retiring and returned to his roots by presenting some 35 geology and science classes to its members. Register here

Chautauqua: The Most American Thing in America
Monday, December 12, 2022 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
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College, summer resort, health movement, religious assembly -- Chautauqua was a combination of all these elements. After the Civil War it dominated adult education and reached millions with its summer assemblies, reading clubs, and traveling circuits. Famous for its commitment to democracy, women's rights, and social justice, Chautauqua remained silent on the critical issues of race and class in America. It is the story of white, Protestant, middle class Americans struggling to reconcile their parochial experiences and attitudes with new, radical ideas about social progress. Instructor Barbara Stiffler has done extensive research on Chautauqua, including reading the Chautauquan Daily newspapers from 1917 to 1961 and delving into the Chautauqua Institution archives. Register here

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