Lifelong Learning Programs
Lectures and Presentations
The Roger Conant
Distinguished Lecturer Series
October 25, 7:00 p.m.
We invite and urge you to mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. for the Conant Lecture. The lecture location is SRSU at the Academic Computer Resource Building (ACR) Room 204.
Ad Konings, co-author of Cacti of Texas in Their Natural Habitat (2009) a nine-year undertaking that encompasses seeing, photographing and writing about all 136 species in their natural settings, with almost all photographed in bloom, will take the floor on October 25th for our Fall 2016 distinguished lecturer Series. His lecture is titled "Sex in Succulents."
Now pursuing his love of cacti and succulents in west Texas, Ad Konings is a renowned icthyologist originally trained in medicine and biology. Ad received his Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Amsterdam, followed by research on DNA-related work in Rotterdam.
In 1991, Ad and his wife, Gertrud, started a publishing enterprise, releasing the first book titled the Cichlids Yearbook, often viewed as the "standard reference work" for this family of fish.
While Amazon lists 36 books under his name, Ad is also an accomplished photographer, and he has two Lake Malawi cichlids named after him,
Fast forward to 1996, when Ad and his wife, Gertrud, moved to El Paso for her teaching position at UTEP. They also relocated their publishing business to El Paso. Upon moving to the desert southwest, Gertrud and Ad developed an intense interest and love for cacti and succulents.
Gertrud presently teaches biology, human biology and anatomy, and physiology at El Paso Community College. They both are active in environmental conservation, including the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition and the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club.
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Certified Hiking Guide
November 19, 9:15 a.m.
For all of you who love hiking the trails at CDRI and who would like to train to be a Certified Hiking Guide, we have the program for you.
The program will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Powell Visitor Center. We will review important reminders before starting out on the trails, and then take our prospective guides on a hike.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please call.us at 432-364-2499. We will provide you with some preliminary study guides.
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HELPING YOU TO BECOME AN
Hikes & Field Trips
Hike McKittrick Canyon
Wednesday, October 19
If you’ve been out lately, you’ve probably noticed signs of the seasons changing, and hints of fall colors. Autumn seems to be a favorite of many with its cool, crisp mornings and the profusion of colors as nature gets ready for winter and a season of dormancy.
We’re taking it on the road in a couple of weeks to experience nature at its most colorful and want you to come along. If you’ve got a desire to see some spectacular fall colors, come with us on our McKittrick Canyon field trip, Wednesday, October 19th.
It’s a 2.5 hour drive from Fort Davis. We’ll meet at the Memorial Circle (in front of the library, across from the Courthouse) at 6:00 a.m. with wheels rolling by 6:15. Counting a rest stop along the way in Van Horn, we should be at the site and ready to hike by 9:00. Be sure to eat breakfast, bring a snack, and bring along 2-3 bottles of water. We’ll provide a sack lunch.
When you register, please indicate:
We’ll assign individual vehicle groups for the expedition and create a “CB-less” convoy for up and back.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Registration closes Friday 10-14-16;
We’ll post on FB if the trip is “on,”
or you can call to check status.
For more information on these programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-364-2499