Lifelong learning opportunities online and in the Monterey Bay Area.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016
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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.
- 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.
Monterey Public Library has many educational DVDs and audio courses that you can check out. Here are a few.
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Find tools to increase your fluency, help you start fresh, and build your skills.
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Seed Library Guide
- Last Updated Oct 26, 2016
Learn more about the Monterey Seed Library and the growing seed library movement.
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- Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College
Offers interdisciplinary courses in Western History.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUMB
Members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute explore history, science, arts, current events, and more without the tests and grades of traditional classes.
- Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy Events
Events by the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy in Monterey and Carmel Valley.
- California Native Plant Society
Free talks, typically in Pacific Grove, on native plants in California.
- Monterey Adult School
The Monterey Adult School has classes in Citizenship, English as a Second Language, Spanish GED classes, and Basic Computer Skills. Registration costs $50 per semester.
- Pacific Grove Adult Education
Topics taught include parent education, computer education, GED testing, and English as a Second Language.
- The Esalen Institute
Esalen hosts more than 600 workshops per year on a variety of topics ranging from putting the science of happiness to practice, to learning the Esalen massage, to the fundamentals of conquering injury and pain.
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.
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Out of Debt
Call Number: 332.02402/CLA
Publication Date: 2009-02-03