LIFE Academy

If you qualify for the LIFE DISCOUNT (62 and over in Grand Traverse County), you must call NMC-EES at 995-1700 to register and receive the discount.

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Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Ow, my ankle hurts! My heel throbs with every step! Do you have persistent inflammation or pain in your ankle or heel? You may suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis without medications, injections or surgery. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises and treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802251
A Closer Look at Spiders—2018-08-22 through 2018-08-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9 am - 1 pm, University Center Rm 214. Go beyond the myths and folklore of these interesting, yet somewhat creepy creatures to discover the fascinating facts and characteristics of our local spiders. Learn how to classify spiders and differentiate them from each other as you search for and identify local species. Gain understanding of their life cycle and look at specific adaptations for hunting and capturing prey. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather for the final session which meets at the Timbers Recreation Area.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801609
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality—2018-09-13 through 2018-09-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 204. There are some incredible insects and other invertebrates that spend much of their life in water before emerging to the land or air. Learn the natural history of these insects and how the quantity and quality of aquatic life equates to the health of a stream or body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area as you work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality in our region by looking at our local fauna. Run chemical and physical field tests and evaluate your results to determine the levels of oxygen, turbidity, pH, temperature and nutrients. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies for credit toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801585
Bitcoin and Beyond: Crypto Curious—2018-05-29 through 2018-06-05$99—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm 204. In 2017, Bitcoin went from near-obscurity to front page headline news, while other coins like Ethereum and Ripple experienced thousand-fold price increases. Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to make an informed investment decision about whether cryptocurrencies are right for you. Receive a historical overview, discussion of inherent risks and an assortment of online resources. Plus leave with a roadmap for setting up your own trading account. Students are encouraged to take Blockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin, prior to this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802489
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBlockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-22$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. Are you interested in crypto currency? Learn about the hottest topics in the business world today. What is it? How does it work? Who will it impact? Blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions made in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are recorded. Why are major corporations across the globe rushing to embrace blockchain? This entry-level course is designed to help you develop a foundational understanding of blockchain and its potential impact in our day-to-day lives.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804861
Chair Yoga—2018-07-13 through 2018-08-24$69—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-2 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801633
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801969
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-09-05 through 2018-09-05$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801590
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-07$59—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 2-3 pm, Physical Ed Bldg Gym. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Don't wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801962
Dragonflies and Damselflies—2018-07-13 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>3 Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Rm 212. Finding dragonflies and damselflies with binoculars and cameras is becoming as popular and enjoyable as birding. These colorfully patterned insects of the order Odonata are a delight to find and can be indicators of habitat and biodiversity. Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area in exploring the identification, collection, natural history, and photography of dragonflies and damselflies. We will learn in the classroom for the first session, then put our knowledge to work in the field with nets and binoculars at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801637
Entomology for the Naturalist—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mons, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm 209. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course is now required for the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801965
Feldenkrais—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$105—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Yoga For Health Education. Engage your brains plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801975
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$75—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 1 to 2 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861478
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$105—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 3 to 4 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861486
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$145—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 5 to 6 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861483
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 2018-05-25$99—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 2018-05-25$139—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720134
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 2018-05-25$189—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 41. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720164
Gentle Yoga—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-21$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement. Note: on Tues, July 31, Aug. 14 and 21, class meets at Crooked Tree Yoga in Acme.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801772
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$125—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 8 am - 5 pm. University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover what happened to the towns and the people who lived there. We will travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people know how to find. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Includes lunch and transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center Parking Lot (if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire, arrive there at 9 a.m.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804770
How to Avoid a Knee Replacement—2018-08-15 through 2018-08-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center 209. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee--EVEN if you've been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801615
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 1-4 pm, Meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot on Red Dr., near TBAISD Conference Center. Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We will also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared for hiking on uneven ground. Optional text: The Foragers Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801992
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerInto The Wilderness—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

May 22, 10.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND May 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshores 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated wilderness, including morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. Cost includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804800
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles—2018-06-07 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 114. Explore Michigans wonderful variety of unique frogs, salamanders, snakes and turtles in this classroom and field course. In the classroom, examine the natural history and recent research on Michigans amphibians and reptiles before hitting the trail in search of some of these elusive but spectacular creatures. Learn field ID and handling techniques as we search forest, field, swamp and stream. Participate in a citizen science project by contributing our findings to the Michigan Herp Atlas. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802205
Navigating the Wild Mushroom Industry—2018-05-31 through 2018-05-31$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 209. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik, as they share the fundamental requirements to become certified as an expert wild-foraged mushroom identifier. Begin with a classroom overview of the 20 species of easily identifiable mushrooms. Then, gain the knowledge you need to sell/distribute wild foraged mushrooms within the requirements of Michigan law. In addition, you will learn proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802485
Northern Michigan Geology—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-12$125—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lab) AND Thurs., July 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (field trip). Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801769
Northern Michigan Glacial Landforms—2018-07-18 through 2018-07-18$99—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 10 am - 4 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Glaciers were a significant force in the formation of our region. Join NMC Geology Instructor Robb Houston, as he guides you in an exploration our local glacial landforms. We will use aerial photographs, topographic maps and soil survey equipment to discover the origin of beach ridges, moraines, kettles and stream-related landforms. The course begins with a brief in-lab discussion followed by a half-day field trip to geological sites of interest throughout the area. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Van transportation is provided. Tour involves hikes on uneven terrain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801629
Our Endless Afghan War—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The U.S. war in Afghanistan began shortly after the 9/11 attacks when Special Forces and CIA operatives engineered the overthrow of the Taliban regime. By 2005, the Taliban returned to the country from their hideouts in Pakistan. When President Obama came to power in 2009 he orchestrated a massive build-up of U.S. and NATO troops. As NATOs chief political advisor to the Afghan Commander, Jack Segal was in the middle of the debate over the Obama surge. Review the process that led to the decision to prolong the U.S. commitment, the goals at the time, and how that led to our extended involvement in the war.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802147
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 209. Attention shoulder pain sufferers! Do you suffer from persistent shoulder pain? Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear? If you are looking for a natural solution to shoulder pain and want to avoid medications, injections and surgery, then this class is for you! Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your shoulder. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 31. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801695
The Hidden Partnership of Plants and Soil—2018-06-09 through 2018-06-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - Noon, Pelizarri Natural Area. Did you know, in some forests, the fungi in the soil weigh more than the trees? Come investigate the relationships between the plants of the forest and soils that support them. Gain experience sampling soils and identifying plants. We will walk, crawl, dig and learn our way across a variety of plant communities, ending in one of the oldest patches of forest in Grand Traverse County. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizarri Natural Area (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802156
Trail Marker Trees of Traverse City—2018-06-15 through 2018-06-15$29—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 101. Long before Europeans arrived in northern Michigan, there were Anishinaabe people living here and traveling between villages. Trail marker trees were often bent to mark the trail. Participants will meet at Great Lakes Campus for a quick classroom session, followed by a short BATA bus ride to the Dennos Museum to begin the walking tour. The walk of approximately 2.6 miles will include stops at the Civic Center tree and a second marker tree on Washington Street before returning to Great Lakes Campus.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802052
Why We Cannot Have Nice Things—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-14$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-4 pm, University Center, Rm 209. As we are all too painfully aware, America is falling behind--behind other advanced nations, behind our own earlier record of improvement and advance. Across the board, from education to infrastructure to income to security, the picture for many Americans is not very bright. It is one thing to recognize the situation, but the real questions why? and what to do? are the necessary focus. Look at the range of contemporary accounts of why we are not doing so well and of how we might best respond to current challenges.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802100
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring—2018-05-15 through 2018-05-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environment benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. Naturalist Certificate students will receive elective credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804904
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 2018-05-25$99—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 2018-05-25$139—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720134
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 2018-05-25$189—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 41. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720164
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring—2018-05-15 through 2018-05-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environment benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. Naturalist Certificate students will receive elective credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804904
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerInto The Wilderness—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

May 22, 10.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND May 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshores 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated wilderness, including morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. Cost includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804800
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBlockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-22$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. Are you interested in crypto currency? Learn about the hottest topics in the business world today. What is it? How does it work? Who will it impact? Blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions made in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are recorded. Why are major corporations across the globe rushing to embrace blockchain? This entry-level course is designed to help you develop a foundational understanding of blockchain and its potential impact in our day-to-day lives.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804861
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$125—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 8 am - 5 pm. University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover what happened to the towns and the people who lived there. We will travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people know how to find. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Includes lunch and transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center Parking Lot (if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire, arrive there at 9 a.m.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804770
Bitcoin and Beyond: Crypto Curious—2018-05-29 through 2018-06-05$99—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm 204. In 2017, Bitcoin went from near-obscurity to front page headline news, while other coins like Ethereum and Ripple experienced thousand-fold price increases. Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to make an informed investment decision about whether cryptocurrencies are right for you. Receive a historical overview, discussion of inherent risks and an assortment of online resources. Plus leave with a roadmap for setting up your own trading account. Students are encouraged to take Blockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin, prior to this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802489
Navigating the Wild Mushroom Industry—2018-05-31 through 2018-05-31$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 209. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik, as they share the fundamental requirements to become certified as an expert wild-foraged mushroom identifier. Begin with a classroom overview of the 20 species of easily identifiable mushrooms. Then, gain the knowledge you need to sell/distribute wild foraged mushrooms within the requirements of Michigan law. In addition, you will learn proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802485
Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Ow, my ankle hurts! My heel throbs with every step! Do you have persistent inflammation or pain in your ankle or heel? You may suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis without medications, injections or surgery. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises and treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802251
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles—2018-06-07 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 114. Explore Michigans wonderful variety of unique frogs, salamanders, snakes and turtles in this classroom and field course. In the classroom, examine the natural history and recent research on Michigans amphibians and reptiles before hitting the trail in search of some of these elusive but spectacular creatures. Learn field ID and handling techniques as we search forest, field, swamp and stream. Participate in a citizen science project by contributing our findings to the Michigan Herp Atlas. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802205
The Hidden Partnership of Plants and Soil—2018-06-09 through 2018-06-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - Noon, Pelizarri Natural Area. Did you know, in some forests, the fungi in the soil weigh more than the trees? Come investigate the relationships between the plants of the forest and soils that support them. Gain experience sampling soils and identifying plants. We will walk, crawl, dig and learn our way across a variety of plant communities, ending in one of the oldest patches of forest in Grand Traverse County. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizarri Natural Area (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802156
Our Endless Afghan War—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The U.S. war in Afghanistan began shortly after the 9/11 attacks when Special Forces and CIA operatives engineered the overthrow of the Taliban regime. By 2005, the Taliban returned to the country from their hideouts in Pakistan. When President Obama came to power in 2009 he orchestrated a massive build-up of U.S. and NATO troops. As NATOs chief political advisor to the Afghan Commander, Jack Segal was in the middle of the debate over the Obama surge. Review the process that led to the decision to prolong the U.S. commitment, the goals at the time, and how that led to our extended involvement in the war.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802147
Why We Cannot Have Nice Things—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-14$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-4 pm, University Center, Rm 209. As we are all too painfully aware, America is falling behind--behind other advanced nations, behind our own earlier record of improvement and advance. Across the board, from education to infrastructure to income to security, the picture for many Americans is not very bright. It is one thing to recognize the situation, but the real questions why? and what to do? are the necessary focus. Look at the range of contemporary accounts of why we are not doing so well and of how we might best respond to current challenges.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802100
Trail Marker Trees of Traverse City—2018-06-15 through 2018-06-15$29—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 101. Long before Europeans arrived in northern Michigan, there were Anishinaabe people living here and traveling between villages. Trail marker trees were often bent to mark the trail. Participants will meet at Great Lakes Campus for a quick classroom session, followed by a short BATA bus ride to the Dennos Museum to begin the walking tour. The walk of approximately 2.6 miles will include stops at the Civic Center tree and a second marker tree on Washington Street before returning to Great Lakes Campus.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802052
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 1-4 pm, Meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot on Red Dr., near TBAISD Conference Center. Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We will also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared for hiking on uneven ground. Optional text: The Foragers Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801992
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$75—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 1 to 2 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861478
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$105—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 3 to 4 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861486
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$145—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 5 to 6 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861483
Feldenkrais—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$105—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Yoga For Health Education. Engage your brains plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801975
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801969
Entomology for the Naturalist—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mons, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm 209. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course is now required for the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801965
Gentle Yoga—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-21$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement. Note: on Tues, July 31, Aug. 14 and 21, class meets at Crooked Tree Yoga in Acme.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801772
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-07$59—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 2-3 pm, Physical Ed Bldg Gym. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Don't wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801962
Northern Michigan Geology—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-12$125—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lab) AND Thurs., July 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (field trip). Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801769
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 209. Attention shoulder pain sufferers! Do you suffer from persistent shoulder pain? Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear? If you are looking for a natural solution to shoulder pain and want to avoid medications, injections and surgery, then this class is for you! Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your shoulder. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 31. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801695
Dragonflies and Damselflies—2018-07-13 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>3 Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Rm 212. Finding dragonflies and damselflies with binoculars and cameras is becoming as popular and enjoyable as birding. These colorfully patterned insects of the order Odonata are a delight to find and can be indicators of habitat and biodiversity. Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area in exploring the identification, collection, natural history, and photography of dragonflies and damselflies. We will learn in the classroom for the first session, then put our knowledge to work in the field with nets and binoculars at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801637
Chair Yoga—2018-07-13 through 2018-08-24$69—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-2 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801633
Northern Michigan Glacial Landforms—2018-07-18 through 2018-07-18$99—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 10 am - 4 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Glaciers were a significant force in the formation of our region. Join NMC Geology Instructor Robb Houston, as he guides you in an exploration our local glacial landforms. We will use aerial photographs, topographic maps and soil survey equipment to discover the origin of beach ridges, moraines, kettles and stream-related landforms. The course begins with a brief in-lab discussion followed by a half-day field trip to geological sites of interest throughout the area. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Van transportation is provided. Tour involves hikes on uneven terrain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801629
How to Avoid a Knee Replacement—2018-08-15 through 2018-08-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center 209. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee--EVEN if you've been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801615
A Closer Look at Spiders—2018-08-22 through 2018-08-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9 am - 1 pm, University Center Rm 214. Go beyond the myths and folklore of these interesting, yet somewhat creepy creatures to discover the fascinating facts and characteristics of our local spiders. Learn how to classify spiders and differentiate them from each other as you search for and identify local species. Gain understanding of their life cycle and look at specific adaptations for hunting and capturing prey. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather for the final session which meets at the Timbers Recreation Area.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801609
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-09-05 through 2018-09-05$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801590
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality—2018-09-13 through 2018-09-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 204. There are some incredible insects and other invertebrates that spend much of their life in water before emerging to the land or air. Learn the natural history of these insects and how the quantity and quality of aquatic life equates to the health of a stream or body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area as you work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality in our region by looking at our local fauna. Run chemical and physical field tests and evaluate your results to determine the levels of oxygen, turbidity, pH, temperature and nutrients. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies for credit toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801585
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