Field Trips

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at CSUDH

Note: All OLLI field trips require a minimum $5 fee for operating expenses. Check the field trip description for any additional expenses that may be incurred on-site. (OLLI members are required to sign a waiver prior to participating in field trip activities.)

California African-American Museum (CAAM)

NLLL 171 Section 01| Course No. 23821

History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora In conjunction with Black History Month, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) takes its annual field trip to the African- American Museum (CAAM) Where we will have a docent-led tour of current exhibits. The tour will take 45 minutes to one hour, and will cover the follow two exhibits: Lezley Saar Salon des Refusés, and Circles and Circuits: of the Chines Caribbean Dispora.

The Museum will treat the group to workshop having to do with the current exhibit. This workshop will consist of fabric design done on a small scarf or a handkerchief based on the work of Althea McNish who was an Afo-Trinidadian fabric designer. She lives in England where she has been successful. Two examples of her work from 1959 are on exhibit in Circles and Circuits.

Please join us this field trip is always a treat.

 Field Trip Coordinator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member

  Wednesday, February 14 |  Add to Google Calendar
11:00am – 1:00pm
Participants will meet at the museum entrance at 10:45am

 California African-American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Directions: contact the Museum via the website above or by calling (213) 744-7432.

Fee: $6
Must register by February 7
Museum Parking: $12

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Urban Hiking in the South Bay

NLLL 370 Section 01 | Course No. 23839

Urban Hiking with OLLI  OLLI on the Move

Walkers, get your gear together! We will be taking four urban hikes. The first meeting will be at CSUDH. We meet in a classroom for an introduction, sign waivers and receive information on the locations of the other three urban hikes. Then we will take our first urban hike on the CSUDH campus. The other hikes will be in the South Bay. These hikes will be low-impact on flat or gently rolling sidewalks or pathways. Wear a hat, durable shoes, sunscreen, and bring water to drink.

 Hiking Guides: Janice Champion and Lori Davidson-Fox, OLLI Members

 4 Mondays |  Add to Google Calendar
April 23, 30
May 7, 14

9:00am – 11:00am

 Extended Education Building, EE-1205 (First meeting only)

Fee: $10

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South Coast Botanical Gardens

NLLL 171 Section 02 | Course No. 23822

Sarah Chah, South Coast Botanic GardenUnique from the start, South Coast Botanical Gardens is one of the world’s first botanical gardens to be developed over a sanitary landfill. Referred to as “The Jewel of the Peninsula”, it is located on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. This 87-acre botanic garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as Australia, the Mediterranean, and South Africa. It is situated in Sunset Magazine’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas in the world, and has about 100 trees and shrubs that are rare mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird population, with over 200 species of birds sighted annually.

This docent-led tour will take us through the extensive gardens and an inside plant show. Sun hats, sun-screen, sun glasses, water, and comfortable shoes are advised. Be sure to bring your cameras: The flowers will be blooming!

Participants will meet at the Gardens entrance for the guided tour.

 Field Trip Coordinator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member

  Wednesday, March 14 |  Add to Google Calendar
10:00am – 12:00pm
Participants will meet at the Gardens entrance for the guided tour.

  South Coast Botanical Gardens
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
For directions, call: (310) 544-1948

Fee: $6.00 admission
Parking: Free, ample parking

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Tour Aboard the Battleship IOWA

NLLL 171 Section 03 | Course No. 23823

Celebrate the American Spirit by taking a tour aboard the former USS IOWA (BB-61), a battleship museum berthed in San Pedro. This iconic and historic ship has hosted more US presidents than any other US Navy warship.

Source: WikiMedia.orgThe IOWA served during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, saw action during the Korean Conflict, and served in the Caribbean, Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf areas during the Cold War.

Your tour will take you on its wooden decks around the massive 16 inch guns, to the anchoring equipment on the foc’sle, through the Officers Wardroom, into the Captain’s Inport Cabin (occupied by FDR in late 1943), and topside to the decks of 5 inch guns, Signal and Flag Bridges, the conning areas of the Bridge, through “missile country” (where massive Tomahawk and Harpoon launchers are located), into an Enlisted berthing area, through the Galley and Mess Decks, into the National Battleship Museum, through the Ship’s Store and finally back on the main deck where a 1950s era helicopter (a HUP-2) is located.

To maximize your shipboard tour experience, it is recommended that you wear closed toed shoes, a hat, bring sunscreen, water and a camera. Many souvenirs and other IOWA memorabilia are also available in the Ship’s Store.

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour aboard the only battleship on the West Coast.

Note: Check the website for Accessibility and Safety, and no open-toed shoes.

 Field Trip Coordinator: Marion Seaman, OLLI Member

 Wednesday, May 9 |  Add to Google Calendar
10:00am – 12:00pm
Participants will meet at the museum entrance at 9:30am

 Pacific Battleship Center Battleship IOWA Museum
250 South Harbor Blvd.
Berth 87
Los Angeles, CA 90731
For directions, call (877) 446-9261 (Museum)

Fee: $17.00 for Guided Tour
Field Trip is limited to 25 students
Parking: the first hour is free; any additional hours are charged at a rate of $2 per hour per vehicle

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