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January 2021

New Year, Ancient Foods With Lori McCarthy and Felicity Roberts

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - February 9 @ 7:00 pm

In this 4-part lecture series, explore foods and festivities from around the world that accompany the beginning of the year. COURSE DESCRIPTIONWe’re approaching the time for silence and stillness in the Wheel of the Year. Here in Newfoundland, that means we’re in the midst of the dead of winter, when nature barely seems to take a breath. But buried beneath the ice and snow, the life force of the Earth is bubbling and swelling in preparation for the cycle of…

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Tyler Thrasher Wonder Hour

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join scientist/artist/role-model, Tyler Thrasher, as he explores an exciting new world of curiosity each month! Meet Tyler Thrasher. Mad chemist. Resistance botanist. Crystal grower. Artistic activist. These are only a few of the titles I just came up with to describe one of the most fascinating and fascinated people you'll ever meet. For decades, Tyler has been following his fascinations into exciting new realms of curiosity, whether he's experimenting with geology, revolutionizing taxidermy, or inventing a new way to catalog…

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Sunday Sabor: Nose to Tail Cooking

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about nose to tail eating, its importance in Spain, & how to make Madrid-style tripe stew with a Madrid local and professional chef. Resting high on a dry plateau, far from the sea, the Spanish city of Madrid has long been known for its unique and distinctive cuisine. Unlike much of Spain, where culinary traditions center around rice and seafood, Madrileños have spent centuries perfecting dishes that rely on a creative approach to nose-to-tail cooking. Offal, or casquería en…

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February 2021

The Art of Death With Tessa Fontaine

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 23 @ 8:30 pm

In this five-part seminar, we'll explore notions of death around the world, drawing from biology, history, and beyond. COURSE DESCRIPTIONDeath is taboo, private, mysterious. Most of us don’t know exactly what happens to the body as it’s dying, or after it’s dead, or how to try to connect with those who are gone. In this online course, we’ll take an inquisitive and interdisciplinary approach to thinking about death and dying, incorporating medical science, case studies, and personal curiosity. We’ll learn…

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March 2021

The Living Art of Dead Things: Mammal Taxidermy With Allis Markham

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - April 10 @ 5:00 pm

In this three-part lecture series, join taxidermist Allis Markham for a deep dive into the process and techniques of mammal mounting. COURSE DESCRIPTIONWhile this class is designed for all beginners, it can serve as an appropriate next step for those who took Allis’ previous course.Step inside the studio of Allis Markham, an award-winning taxidermist and educator, to learn the art, science, and ethics of preserving animals. In this detailed lecture series, Allis will take students through the process of mounting…

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