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Lifelong learning opportunities online and in the Monterey Bay Area.
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Online Opportunities

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  • Class Central
    Take courses online from some of the world's best universities including: Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, Purdue, and Cornell.
  • 100+ Self-Education Resources for Lifelong Learners
    MOOCs, lectures, streaming documentaries, digital skills training, digital skills portfolio, open educational resources, DIY education communities, etc.
  • Goodwill Community Foundation
    Tutorials on a variety of subjects: technology, reading, math, Microsoft Office, Facebook, typing, work and career, and everyday life.
  • Khan Academy
    Learn about a wide variety of topics: math, science, economics, art and humanities, computing, test prep, and partner content from several museums including the Exploratorium and the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Open Culture
    Includes videos, audiobooks, online courses, MOOCs, movies, language lessons, eBooks, free textbooks, art and images, music, great recordings, and writing tips.
  • Open University
    Open University is a British Charity dedicated to teaching a wide variety of subjects for free. Learn about any of these subjects: Health, Sports & Psychology; Education; History & The Arts; Money & Management; Science, Math & Technology; People, and Politics & Law.
  • Ted Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
    Featured lessons include Awesome Nature, How things work, Playing with Language, Questions No One (Yet) Knows the Answer to, and Inventions that Shaped History.

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Volunteer opportunities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium include Aquarium Guides, Information Desk Volunteers, Exhibit Diving, Animal Care, Administrative Volunteers, and Teen Conservation Leaders.
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    Volunteer to help protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in a variety of ways: by testing the water, sampling the beach for stranded marine birds and mammals, introducing the public to the marine sanctuary, and more.
  • Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
    Volunteering options at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula include work at the Auxiliary, Hospice of Central Coast, and Champlain Services.
  • City of Monterey
    Volunteer for the General Administration, Library, Museum and Cultural Arts, Plans and Public Works, Public Safety, or Recreation and Community Services department of the City of Monterey.
  • Monterey County Reads
    Enjoy reading? Volunteer for Monterey County Reads and you can help the literacy school children by reading to them.
  • Save our Shores
    Volunteer to help the Monterey Bay by helping clean up the beaches, educating locals, or working to help prevent oil spills.

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Local Learning Opportunities

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Deep Sea Video from MBARI

 

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a Massively Online Open Course.  They are generally free, and this video explains them in detail.  The Class Central link above links to a variety of MOOCs.

 

Book Resources


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The Drawing Mind - Deborah Putnoi
Call Number: 741.2/PUT

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Smarter - Dan Hurley
Call Number: 612.8/HUR

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10% Happier - Dan Harris
ISBN: 9780062265425
Publication Date: 2014-03-11



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Soft-Wired - Michael Merzenich
Call Number: 153/MER



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Your Money - J. D. Roth
Call Number: 332.024/ROT

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Out of Debt - Ken, CFP Clark
Call Number: 332.02402/CLA
Publication Date: 2009-02-03

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