Courses

STEAMFest
Tuesday, May 15 | 4 to 6 p.m.
This inter-generational event will feature local organizations that will share a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) related activity/demonstration for adults and kids to enjoy. Learn about participating organizations including OH Wow! Children’s Center, Youngstown State University, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mahoning Valley Historical Society and more.

Walt Disney:
His Life, His Work, His Magic

Thursday, May 17 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Presenter: Joy Decker Borland
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Disney pioneered new fields in the art of animation and found new ways to educate through entertainment. Explore the biography of Walt Disney and the events that led to his extraordinary kingdom.

Gardening with Native Plants
Tuesday, May 22 | 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Ellen Speicher
Cost: $5 non-resident only
What native plants attract birds or butterflies? Which provide food and protection for wildlife? Learn which native plants are best suited to the growing conditions in your area as well as tips on how to grow beautiful and beneficial plantings.

Using Viruses to Produce
Useful Proteins

Thursday, May 24 | 4 to 5 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Diana Fagan
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Phage display is a technique using viruses with proteins on their surface to detect specific molecules and produce therapeutic compounds used to treat disease. Discover more about this technique and how it can produce both detectors for explosives and patches to detect personal injuries, study wound healing and treat infectious diseases.

Blue Zones
Tuesday, May 29 | 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Presenter: Remar Sutton
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Blue Zones is an anthropological concept that describes the characteristic lifestyles and environments of the world’s longest-lived people. Explore research on the longest-lived, healthiest places in the world as well as the common lifestyle and cultural traits of those locations.

Overcoming Stress at any Age
Thursday, May 31 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Presenter: Vincent Lisi
Cost: $5 non-resident only
Everyone experiences stress. Focus on people’s ability to deal with it after having defined it. What are some of the various immediate and long-term techniques in dealing with stress effectively?