Part lecture, part excursion, these courses combine both the expertise of our instructors and the rich learning opportunities available in San Diego, outside the four walls of the classroom. Edventures may take place in more than one location (noted in course location description). Additional details will be sent before the start of a course to those who register.
Are you interested in gardening? Do you love getting your hands dirty? Looking for an activity that you can invest in that keeps you fit while providing tangible results? Come explore an active Community Garden in the College Area and learn how to grow fruits and vegetables in raised beds, and spend time outdoors connecting with plants and wildlife. Learn planting techniques, the benefits of composting, and have your questions answered by experienced gardeners.
Format: 40% Lecture, 25% Interactive discussion, 10% Hands-on activity, 25% Demonstration
March 13 - March 13
Travel with us through the history of San Diego at one of our beautiful historical museums. Along the way, explore the story of Tatjana Soli’s newest novel, The Removes, a stunning portrayal of captivity and freedom, and wars waged on the landscapes and peoples of the American frontier. With the author as our guest, we’ll discover what life was like in San Diego during the early settlements and the Old West. A signed book is included.
Format: 80% Lecture, 20% Interactive Discussion
April 2 - April 2
Did you know that people lived in the San Diego region for 10,000 years before the Spanish missionaries arrived in 1769? Archaeology has revealed artifacts and sites that document the technology, lifestyles and resources these ancient inhabitants used. Get a look at the past while gaining an understanding of the sciences used in archaeology and what goes on at archaeological sites.
Format: 50% Lecture, 20% Interactive Discussion, 30% Tour of Archaeological Center
April 16 - April 16
Travel to England in the early 1600s, a world of glittering pageantry and cutthroat ambition, while enjoying a lovely afternoon tea. Elizabeth St. John recreates the story of her ancestor Lucy St. John, in her book, By Love Divided, a dramatic story of love, betrayal, family bonds, and loyalty through her family’s surviving diaries, letters, and court papers. Join Elizabeth over an authentic British tea as she recounts the tales of her family, both fictional and historical. Also explore the connections formed across centuries through written word.
Format: 70% Lecture, 30% Interactive Discussion
May 6 - May 6