WSC Extended Studies Presents "Wednesdays at Western," June 23 - Aug. 18
May 11, 2010 -- “Wednesdays at Western,” organized by the Office of Extended Studies at Western State College of Colorado (WSC), will return this summer with new activities (as well as some old favorites).
“Wednesdays at Western” will occur every Wednesday between June 23 and Aug. 18 at the WSC campus and throughout the Gunnison Valley. There are a total of 10 different activities and learning opportunities ranging from day hikes and tours to art workshops, star-gazing, fly-fishing, dance and bird-watching.
“We are excited to offer the Wednesdays at Western series again this summer,” remarked Layne Nelson, director of Extended Studies. “This year we added three more activities that will appeal to a variety of interests. Gunnison Valley visitors and residents can learn a new skill, tour the area and take advantage of the expertise offered by the great line-up of local instructors.”
An introduction to fly fishing with the Gunnison River Fly Shop kicks off the series on June 23. Next, Bruce Bartleson, professor emeritus of geology, will lead his popular geology tour of the Black Canyon on June 30. The following Wednesday, July 7, Duane Vandenbusche, WSC history professor, will conduct a history tour of the Taylor Park area. Also on July 7, dance duo Rita Bohn and Bob Wojtko will lead a basic swing dance class. On July 14, Mike Brooks, president of the Gunnison Valley Observatory, will lead an evening of star-gazing through a 30” telescope. Published photographer Allan Ivy, will lead a photography workshop and day hike in the surrounding mountains on July 21. Those photography skills also can be put to use on July 28 when Karen Immerso, a veteran field instructor, leads a wildflower hike in Crested Butte. Melissa Neuner, owner of The Studio Art School in Crested Butte, will host a watercolor sketching workshop on Aug. 4. WSC professor emeritus Jim Barry will lead a day of bird watching around the Gunnison Valley on Aug. 9. The series will conclude on Aug. 18 with a drawing class for all abilities taught by Bob Maurer, former art director of ABC-TV.
Specific program information and registration forms are available online at www.western.edu/extendedstudies.
The programs are open to participants 10 years old or older; no program-specific experience is required. Pre-registration and payment is required for all programs. Space is limited. Program costs range from $5 to $25. The full-day, field trip program prices include transportation and a sack lunch.
For additional information, contact the Extended Studies office at (970) 943-2885 or email Erica Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org.