Shelter Bay Communiversity

Welcome to Shelter Bay Communiversity!

Never stop learning…
...because life never stops teaching.


Shelter Bay Communiversity provides life-long learning opportunities for residents of the Shelter Bay Community.

Communiversity
is a volunteer-managed program for the enjoyment of all Shelter Bay residents. It provides a broadly-based curriculum of subjects presented in a fun and no-stress environment.

Contact person if you have questions:
Jim Barrett 360-466-3027
email   jim@barrettmarine.com


Upcoming Courses
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Instructor's Course Proposal Form
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Wildlife…The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 pm


This course provides an overview of the ways in which humans intentionally and unintentionally feed wildlife and the positive and negative consequences of this practice. We will explore the direct and indirect impacts that feeding wildlife has for wild animals and people

Instructor: Robert Waddell

Robert Waddell has worked for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since January 2016. Currently, he is the District Wildlife Biologist for Skagit and Whatcom Counties and manages a variety of species, from mountain goats to Oregon spotted frogs. After completing his studies at the University of Georgia, Robert spent two years in Mongolia as an environmental Peace Corps Volunteer. He has surveyed for snow leopards and captured and radio-tracked Mongolian gazelle. Additionally, he has researched urban mountain lions, coyotes, desert bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope as a researcher with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Class is FREE. Registration is REQUIRED.
Registration closes on January 27th.
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New Year, New You

Sunday, February 2nd, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Forget about New Years Resolutions. In this course you'll learn about small, but very powerful lifestyle changes you can apply NOW for a healthier, happier YOU. There will be lots of practical takeaways, resources, references, and recipes to help you be on your way to a 20-20 vision of a more youthful new you. We'll cover nutrition, light exercise, breathing and meditation, "forest bathing", art and creative expression, sleep hacks, attitudes of gratitude, and many other activities that can make 2020 the best year of your life ever! The instructor may ask for a small contribution to cover snacks and supplies.
 

Instructor: Christine Wokowsky

Christine is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Gluten Practitioner. She has specialized recently in Memory Care and working with people to prevent Alzheimer's as well as potentially reverse it. She is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and associated with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Christine is available to work with people one on one helping them make lifestyle changes to better their health.
Class is FREE. Registration is REQUIRED
Registration closes on January 31st.
 
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Food For Thought: Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions for a Healthy Brain

Sunday, February 9th,  3:00 - 5:00pm


Most of us would agree we could use a sharper brain. This course will teach you exactly how to do that. With the surprising and disturbing rise in Alzheimer's Disease, and many having family members affected by it, there is no time like the present to become active in brain preservation. And for those already on the downward slope, or with a diagnosis - there is hope! Sign up for this course and learn the multifaceted ways you can love on your brain, or help the brain and memory of a loved one. This is a MUST course to attend.

Instructor: Christine Wokowsky
Christine is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a Certified Gluten Practitioner. She has specialized recently in Memory Care and working with people to prevent Alzheimer's as well as potentially reverse it. She is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and associated with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Christine has beautifully woven together her background as a chef, together with her knowledge of nutrition to create individualized health plans for her clients. Christine is the author of a book, Radiant Detox: Your 21 Day Gateway to Vitality, and runs twice a year a 21-day reboot program. She has also co-authored the book Our Journey With Food Cookery Book. It contains over 100 citations spanning science and history, over 200 recipes, and over 90 references, validating our belief that we do best when we eat according to our ancestral roots.
Class is FREE. Registration is REQUIRED
Registration closes on February 6th.
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Gardening with Native Plants for Pollinators & Birds
Sunday, February 23rd. 3:00 - 5:00

A presentation about native plants that work well in our home landscapes, why we should use them and where to find them. There will be plenty of time for specific questions.

Instructor: Brenda Cunningham

Brenda Cunningham has been active with the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for many years. She manages a display garden and nursery of native plants at the WSU Northwest Research and Education Center. Brenda has a Masters in Biology and has worked for the National Park Service as well as Skagit Land Trust.

Class is FREE. Registration is REQUIRED
Registration closes on February 20th.

 

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Identifying Native Plants and Recognizing Invasive Species
Monday, February 24th 6:30 - 8:30

Learn the basics of plant identification and become familiar with the resources available for learning to distinguish between native and non-native plants. No prior botanical experience or training necessary. This is a beginner's course.

Instructor: Brenda Cunningham

Brenda Cunningham has been active with the local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for many years. She manages a display garden and nursery of native plants at the WSU Northwest Research and Education Center. Brenda has a Masters in Biology and has worked for the National Park Service as well as Skagit Land Trust.
Class is FREE. Registration is REQUIRED
Registration closes on February 20th.
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