Curiosity Is Ageless

 

Welcome back to WILL's fall 2021 term! 

We have been keeping our fingers crossed for the last year, hoping to finally return to in-person classes. The current CDC guidelines allow us to avail ourselves of that opportunity. In addition to opening the Wasch Center for indoor courses (with full vaccination and masking required), we are offering a number of outdoor classes (full vaccination also required). We will keep participants informed as the need for masking and observing physical distance evolves, but refer to Wesleyan's COVID policy at Keep Wes Safe - Wesleyan University. If COVID has taught us anything, it is that the natural world is a wonderful classroom, presenting us with a wealth of discoveries and providing relief from being cooped up at home in our everyday lives. For those living at a distance or housebound who wish to enjoy our offerings remotely, several Zoom courses have been included in our lineup.  

Come with us to explore classic Greco-Roman art, American history and literature, creative writing, sustainable gardening for your home and landscape, the inner workings of the human mind, a psychological twist on Hamlet, and more. Examine paleolithic rock formations on the banks of the Connecticut River, well-preserved footprints where dinosaurs once roamed in our backyards, and a guided tour of distant galaxies by means of powerful telescopes.

And, for the first time, young people (children who are fully vaccinated) are invited along for the adventure of it all. Parents, grandparents, or guardians are encouraged to share their own learning experiences with young ones in programs specially designed to trigger their (and your!) excitement and imagination. Look for the “child friendly” designation of certain classes. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all again,

Richard J. Friswell, MEd, MPhil 

WILL Program Director 

 

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