Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Community invited to attend UD by the Sea in Rehoboth, May 21-24

UD beachside event May 21-24 features social activities and educational programming

The University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will host UD by the Sea, an educational and social event for adults age 50-plus in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, May 21-24.

Registration for UD by the Sea is open to the public and the UD community as well as former and current OLLI members.

Guest presenters include Ralph Begleiter, former CNN world affairs correspondent and founder of UD’s Center for Political Communication; Rehoboth-based chef Hari Cameron; and UD’s Chris Petrone, director of the Delaware Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Service; among others. A sampling of presentations and site visits includes:

  • History by the Sea — historic Lewes, Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, DeBraak shipwreck
  • Wild About Horticulture — James Farm Preserve, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Delaware Botanic Gardens
  • Foreign Affairs — Guest experts from U.S. government, academia and more
  • Dela-Where? — Delaware culture, history, environment, government and more
  • Coastal Culinary Extraordinaire — Chef presentations, visiting a demo kitchen
  • Environmental Science — UD Robotics Discovery Laboratory, oyster hatchery, UD wind turbine
  • Craftastic — Jewelry, basket-making, collage, mixed media

UD by the Sea 2024, sponsored in part by the Cape Gazette and the Rehoboth Art League, takes place at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth. The $225-$290 fee includes educational programming, breakfasts and social activities. Participants are responsible for accommodations.

UD’s OLLI program is a learning cooperative for adults 50 and over to take and teach classes together with no grades or exams. Each fall and spring semester, over 300 courses are offered in Wilmington, Dover, Lewes, Ocean View and online.

For details or to register, please visit the UD by the Sea website.