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Idaho State University and AARP launch New Knowledge Adventures in Treasure Valley for people 50 and older

August, 31, 2015

Interested in wildlife photography? Need tips on how to generate publicity for your business or use social media effectively?

These are just a few of the more than two dozen classes offered this fall through New Knowledge Adventures, a continuing education program for Treasure Valley residents age 50 and older, sponsored by AARP Idaho, Idaho State University-Meridian and the Treasure Valley YMCA.

“New Knowledge Adventures is a lifelong learning opportunity that takes place in a fun, noncompetitive and social environment,” said Cathy McDougall, AARP outreach director. “The variety of courses, the low cost and the experience of our instructors make NKA a unique program in the Treasure Valley and one which people will truly enjoy.”    

Other topics include art, computer troubleshooting, health and exercise, culinary arts, fly-fishing and understanding the intricacies of Medicare.  ISU-Meridian associate professor and author Howard Gauthier will teach a class on the power of positive thinking and retired ISU-Meridian public health professor Galen Louis will present a session on his recent experience hiking the Camino De Santiago trail through Spain.

View the schedule and sign up for classes at  Cost is $35 for an unlimited number of classes. Some courses may charge an additional fee for materials. Learners from all backgrounds and levels of education are welcome to enroll in the program which started in Pocatello more than two decades ago before expanding to the Treasure Valley.

New Knowledge Adventures in the Treasure Valley will hold an official launch event on Sept. 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Village Cinema in The Village complex at Meridian. A special screening of The Adventures of Idaho Jones will play and a complimentary breakfast will be served. There will also be prizes and special guest speakers.
For more information, contact McDougall at 208-855-4003, or Valerie Walker at ISU-Meridian, 208-373-1809.