Field Trips

Bird Watching

Exercise your brain younger while you enjoy the out-of-doors. This class will visit a different, excellent birding site on each field trip. The field trips will concentrate on the field identification, life styles, and ecology of local birds. Ron Melin is a skilled facilitator and mentor who utilizes practical birding skills to teach the beginner birder. You'll learn the fundamentals of using binoculars, field guide, bird field marks, and birding by habitat.

The first class, orientation, will be held on the CSUDH campus and will include information on the locations of the outings, equipment, and what to wear, useful books, and birding basics. Binoculars and field guides will be supplied. The field trips will be off campus. Students will be responsible for their own transportation.

Facilitator: Ron Melin
5 Thursdays
March 20 (orientation on campus, Extended Ed Building, EE 1205), 10 - 11:30 am
March 27; April 17, 24; May 1 (various locations) • 8:30 - 10:30 am
Fee: $15
NLLL 370 Section 01, Course No. 22885


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Chen Art Gallery

OLLI is pleased to arrange a field trip to the Chen Art Gallery for a guided tour that begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26.

The guided tour takes visitors through many rooms dedicated to the private collection of Dr. Tei-Fu Chen. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Chen has collected a magnificant array of world-class artifacts ranging from traditional Chinese furniture, jade, bronze, sculpture, porcelain and pottery, paintings, etc.

The tour does not include lunch or transportation. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Directions to the Chen Art Gallery: From the campus take Victoria Street west to Western Avenue, make a left on Western and go to Carson Street, make a right on Carson and another right on Abalone. Look for the Sunrider building on the immediate left. Parking and admission are free. Dor directions, call 310.781.3808.

OLLI members, please register by March 18 for this free field trip event.

Wednesday, March 26 10 - 11:30 am
Note: Students will meet at the Chen Art Gallery
625 Abalone Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
at 9:45 am

Free to OLLI members. Please register!

NLLL 170 Section 01, Course No. 22855


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Exposition Park: California African American Museum (CAAM) and the California Science Center (Space Shuttle Endeavour)

In conjunction with Black History Month the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) takes its annual field trip to Exposition Park. Our first stop is the California African American Museum (CAAM), 600 State Drive in Los Angeles, where we will have a docent to guide us through current and permanent exhibits (current exhibits include Soul Stirring African American Self-Taught Artist from the South, A Memoir in Four Movements by Carmen DeLavallade and Geoffrey Holder, and March on Washington: A Tribute 50 Years Later). The group tour will take 45 minutes to one hour.

Lunch is on our own.

Following lunch we visit the California Science Center, Samuel oschin Pavilion (located adjacent to CAAM) at 1:15 pm to participate in a guided tour of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. See Endeavour up close and discover some of the science behind this amazing vehicle. The pavilion features images and video to introduce guests to Endeavour's past missions and the crews who flew them.

Facilitator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member

Wednesday, February 12
10:45 am - 3 p.m. at the California African American Museum

Free to OLLI members. Please register!

NLLL 170 Section 02, Course No. 22901


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Gems of the South Bay: The Banning Museum

As part of the new series, Gems of the South Bay, we have scheduled a visit to the Banning Museum, a little-known treasure which lies in the heart of Wilmington. Phineas Banning was an entrepreneur and founder of the city of Wilmington and "the father of the port of Los Angeles." He built the 23-room Banning resident in 1864. Subsequent generations lived in it until 1925; in 1927 the resident, stagecoach barn, and the surrounding 20 acres of parkland were acquired by the City of Los Angeles.

Transportation: Participants meet at the Museum at 11:15 am, 401 East M Street in Wilmington. For directions call 310.548.7777.

Facilitator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member

Wednesday, April 16
11:15 am - 12:30 p.m. at the Museum

Free to OLLI members. Please register!

NLLL 320 Section 02, Course No. 22884


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