Tag: Education

Reading Tutors Make a Significant Difference in Young Lives

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Volunteers needed for inter-generational tutoring/mentoring program in Tucson Tucson OASIS has an outstanding volunteer opportunity. It’s an opportunity to interact 1-on-1 with an at-risk child in grades K-5 and help them learn to read at their grade level – the most important and basic educational skill all children need. This volunteer opportunity is unique in that it pairs an […]

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Ironwood Tree Experience Challenges and Prepares Tucson Teens

Ironwood Tree Experience Challenges and Prepares Tucson Teens

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while I run across a program that really catches my attention. The Ironwood Tree Experience, a teen outreach program of the Tucson branch of Prescott College, did just that. It’s a blend of physical and group challenges, Eco-learning, community action, and all out fun. Teens can register for beginning-level Eco programs, […]

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Pollinator Week In Tucson

Pollinator Week In Tucson

| June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tohono Chul Park, Bat Conservation International, and The Audubon Society have teamed up for National Pollinator Week featuring a digital photography contest and a week full of free educational lectures. The lectures, on landscaping for pollinators, hummingbirds, bees and other related topics, are presented by various local experts and authors and held in the Educational […]

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OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

OASIS Unveils New Website & Mission Focus

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The OASIS Institute rolled out a new website interface this week along with a new mission statement and focus. OASIS is one of the nation’s largest nonprofits geared for the 50+ age , and is well known for producing a wide range of inexpensive community classes in the arts, humanities, and technology each year. OASIS’ […]

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Are you concerned about your heart health?

Are you concerned about your heart health?

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

For most of us, heart disease is an inevitable part of the aging process. But it doesn’t have to be. There is much we can do to slow or even reverse the progression of heart disease, adding quality time and extending our lives. The Heart Series is a fabulous 12 week program that gives participants […]

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Community Instructors: A golden opportunity to share

Community Instructors: A golden opportunity to share

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tucson is fortunate to have a local branch of the national OASIS Institute nonprofit organization. Thousands of “mature adults”, meaning adults over the age of 50, have attended classes in the arts, humanities, health, and technology at locations all around the city. One can literally take a guided walking tour of historic Tucson, learn to […]

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