UPCOMING CLASSES & PRESENTATIONS

 

August 14, 2021
Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Birdwatching Basics
@ Glendale Community College

Do you wish you knew the names of the birds in your backyard? Or the birds you see while hiking? More than a hobby, birding connects you with nature in a fun and inexpensive way. Whether you’re a backpacker or someone who prefers relaxing on the back porch, this beginning birding class can enrich your outdoor experiences. Birding is also a fun way to meet other people who spend time appreciating our feathered friends. Conservationist, author, and educator Sandy Masuo will share natural history and information about birds, techniques for birdwatching, and field guides. Learn how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior. Plus you’ll discover ways you can get more involved in the birding community. This class will take place online via Zoom. Registration: https://cse.glendale.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21USI044

Four Wednesday evening meetings: October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
7–8:30 p.m.

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The Write Stuff: Basic Skills for Effective Prose

Stories are the essence of what makes us human. Through them we share experiences, learn new perspectives, and explore the world around us. With this four-part course, we will delve into writing basics—generating ideas, structuring narrative (fiction and non-fiction), crafting prose, and the revision process. Each evening includes a brief lecture, in class writing exercises and discussions. This workshop will leave you with a firm grasp on the essentials of crafting a compelling story. The goal is to lead you to a finished piece by the end of the workshop. This course requires about one hour outside of class time working on assignments. Sandy Masuo served as a staff editor and writer for a variety of entertainment magazines for more than 15 years. She was a columnist for the Boston Phoenix and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar. In addition to her writing credentials, she holds a Master's Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This class will take place online via Zoom. Registration: https://cse.glendale.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21FCA025B

September 25, 2021
Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Birdwatching Basics
@ WestsideExtension (West L.A. College)

Do you wish you knew the names of the birds in your backyard? Or the birds you see while hiking? More than a hobby, birding connects you with nature in a fun and inexpensive way. Whether you’re a backpacker or someone who prefers relaxing on the back porch, this beginning birding class can enrich your outdoor experiences. Birding is also a fun way to meet other people who spend time appreciating our feathered friends. Conservationist, author, and educator Sandy Masuo will share natural history and information about birds, techniques for birdwatching, and field guides. Learn how to identify birds using field marks, songs, and behavior. Plus you’ll discover ways you can get more involved in the birding community. This class is scheduled to take place in person, on campus. Face coverings are required.