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Beyond the Classroom: Life-Long Learning

Presented by
Jeffrey "Dr Chordate" Moran

We have in the US a large population of people who reject science, both as being boring and un-understandable, and as being antithetical to certain other philosophies/teachings. Just as songs are effective tools for teaching/ introducing science facts and concepts to students in a classroom setting, songs and humor can be used to reach this population of people, as well as entertain those folks who already engage in the pursuit of scientific interests, either professionally or for pleasure. Many universities have an organization like the Osher Institute (or some similar classroom situation for "over 50" people) and communities have a variety of adult education programs. These life-long learners can be a gateway into promoting science in the general population.