St. Johnsbury Lecture Series


Fall 2014

Classes are held on Thursdays at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury


Sept. 11, 2014
Inaugural Luncheon at 12:30
From Dubai to Thailand to Burma (Myanmar)
Heinz Fischer & Lindy Burdet, Lyndon world travelers
Heinz and Lindy present a film looking at three different civilizations: Ultra modern, present day and a struggling third world country.

September 18, 2014
Maple Sugaring… Through the Years
George L. Cook, Extension Professor, Extension Maple Specialist, UVM
Vermont’s maple sugar makers are driving the industry today and becoming the cutting edge of new technology and production techniques.

September 25, 2014
Nothing Is Not Ready: History of Bread & Puppet
Elka & Peter Schumann, Glover
A history of Bread and Puppet Theater, Press and Museum in Glover

October 2, 2014
Vermont History Through Song
Linda Radtke, Singer and researcher
Linda brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. This lecture is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and is free of charge.

October 9, 2014
History of Weather Forecasting
Jason Shafer, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, LSC
Jason describes the key scientific advancements that allow meteorologists to skillfully predict weather days ahead (most of the time). Major mathematical and technological advances from the early 1900s through today are highlighted, exploring the current practice of how meteorologists predict weather and the limits of predictability.

October 16, 2014
Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer Oceans
Joe Roman, PhD, Conservation biologist, author and researcher Joe’s broad research interests span endangered species policy, marine mammals, biodiversity and human health.

October 23, 2014
Folk Music of Vermont — A Listening Party
Robert Resnik & Marty Morrissey, VT “The Highland Weavers”
These veteran musicians perform a treasure trove of traditional and modern songs about Vermont history and its rivers, lakes and streams on a wide variety of musical instruments

October 30, 2014
Animals of the North: What Will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?
Sue Morse, Founder and Science Director of KEEPING TRACK
Since 1977 Sue has been monitoring wildlife, with an emphasis on documenting the presence and habitat requirements of bobcat, black bear and Canada Lynx.

November 6, 2014
Under Our Lake: The Fascinating Archaeological History of Lake Champlain
Eric Tichonuk, Executive Director, Nautical Archaeologist, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
This lecture is sponsored by Downs, Rachlin, Martin, PLLC

November 13, 2014
What’s Ahead for Birds? The Next 20 Years
Paul Bengtson, CEO, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
A review of current and future challenges to bird populations in the US and in the world, and what is being dome to achieve “zero extinctions”.

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Membership dues entitle subscribers to attend all sessions and bring a guest to one of them.
Non-members may attend any single session for $5. Membership Dues are $45.00, mailed with the form below or paid at the first session.

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Osher Institute, Treasurer
1060 Bible Hill Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

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Catamount Arts: (802) 748-2600 – after 1:00 P.M.

Membership in your local OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) entitles you to attend programs at any of the other 7 OLLI sites throughout Vermont, as well as EEE-Burlington (Elder Education Enrichment). Your active OLLI membership also entitles you to the discounted member rate for the OLLI programs on the UVM campus. Simply present your membership card during the corresponding semester.

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