guided explorations

A Guided Exploration provides an opportunity for a group of members to meet with an expert who serves as a guide in exploring a subject and/or activity. Such an event is facilitated by an OLLI member taking responsibility for the event. The guide may or may not be an OLLI member. The aim is for the group to learn from a presentation or demonstration, followed by ample time to discuss the topic, practice a skill, construct a product, and/or have an experiential adventure (such as an activity in the natural world).


Upcoming Guided Explorations are listed below. Please note, you must be a current OLLI at SOU member to attend our Guided Explorations events. If you are not yet a member, choose here to join now.

(in-person) Sept 19, 1:30 p.m. - Heroines in the History of Botany 1650–1850, Guide: Lucretia Weems / Facilitator: Molly Killefer

 (online) Sept 25, 4:00 p.m. - Talk to Us: OSF Moving Forward, Guide: Barry Vitcov and John Ferris


For more information or to seek advice about setting up a Guided Exploration, please contact Molly Killefer and Kathleen Lamborn, our co-leads for the Guided Exploration program at, or OLLI’s Volunteer Coordinator Taliah Mortensen at or call 541-552-8108.