2018 Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement | August 1-3 | Huntsville, AL

AUGUST 1 – 3, 2018  |  HUNTSVILLE, AL


Pre-Event Activities

Breakfast with OLLI at UAH and Campus Tour    8:30 am - 10:30 am
Breakfast with OLLI at UAH and Campus Tour

Group-Tour  Start your morning by enjoying breakfast at 8:30 am to fellowship with OLLI at UAH members. After breakfast, explore the Charger Nation on an OLLI member-led walking tour. Experience our beautiful 505-acre campus with your guide while visiting our suite-style residence halls, the University Fitness Center, the Charger Union, and our OLLI facilities in Wilson Hall. Transportation is not provided for this attraction.

 

Huntsville Botanical Gardens    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Self-Guided  The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a beautiful 120-acre oasis with stunning floral collections, inviting woodland paths, broad grassy meadows, aquatic areas, demonstration vegetable and herb gardens, and the Nature Center. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Garden - home to the nation’s largest open-air seasonal butterfly house! Visit hsvbg.org for more information. Transportation is not provided for this attraction.

 

Huntsville Museum of Art    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Huntsville Museum of Art

Group-Tour  Located in downtown Huntsville among the beauty of Big Spring Park, the nationally accredited museum fills its galleries with seven traveling exhibits, the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists, and the world's largest collection of Buccellati silver animals. Visit hsvmuseum.org for more information. Transportation is not provided for this attraction.


Post-Event Activities

Space Camp® for Lifelong Learners    8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Pre-Registration Required
Space Camp®

Get more info on SRCLR Space Camp® - specifically for conference attendees!

Group-Tour  Start your day with breakfast, then learn what it’s like to live onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Launch simulated missions to the ISS and beyond. Upon completion of your mission, you will receive a certificate and your flight wings at your graduation ceremony. This SRCLR Space Camp® experience includes a casual lunch and visit to the Davidson Center for Space Exploration for a guided docent tour of the Saturn V Hall.

 

U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
U.S.Space & Rocket Center

Self-Guided  Didn’t have enough time to see everything during the Welcome Reception? Spend the day learning about NASA’s current plans to travel to Mars with the Space Launch System (SLS), stand beneath the world’s only full-stacked Space Shuttle, and walk the length of a suspended authentic Saturn V moon rocket. Visit RocketCenter.com for more information.

Admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center includes access to historic Shuttle Park, Rocket Park, and all indoor exhibit areas such as the main museum atrium and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Museum simulators, IMAX and National Geographic 3-D movies, and the Marshall Space Flight Center Bus Tour can be purchased for an additional charge upon arrival. Transportation is not provided for this attraction.

 

Historic Huntsville Guided Walking Tour    9:00 am - 11:00 am
Historic Huntsville Guided Walking Tour

Group-Tour  Step back in time to 1805 when a pioneer named John Hunt made his way to a body of water he promptly named Hunt’s Spring. As soon as the Indians ceded their land to the U.S. government, others followed, and many became wealthy growing cotton. Some were veterans of the American Revolution, and they built their cabins and mansions and became politicians and merchants.

In and around the Twickenham Historic District and Old Town Historic District, see the home of the man who ordered the first shot fired in the Civil War, the home named for a Jersey cow, the home of CSA General John Hunt Morgan, the birthplace of Tallulah Bankhead, and quirky architectural features most people never notice. Perhaps we will hear a ghost story or two!

Your tour guide for this fun day is Jacque Reeves, the author of 12 books on true crime and local history, and founder of Avalon Tours, Huntsville Ghost Walk, and co-founder of Mischief and Mayhem Tours. Transportation is not provided for this attraction and please wear comfortable walking shoes.


Sponsors and Donors:
The University of Alabama in Huntsville - College of Professional and Continuing Studies
OLLI at UAH
Platinum Sponsor:Grand Circle
Gold Sponsor:Davidson Technologies
Silver Sponsor:Road Scholar
Silver Sponsor:Odysseys
 

 

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
AARP