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Published on September 21, 2017 12:07PM


The Oregon Coast Learning Institute winter semester continues Tuesday, Sept. 26, with adventures in writing, outdoor leadership, and providing healthcare all over the world.

10:00 am: A Writer’s Journey Presenter: Sharon Heisel

The story of writing can be as suspenseful as the story written. Sharon will share the adventure of one writer’s journey from idea to book-in-hand – and beyond. P.S. (Sharon wrote “children’s books” but she doesn’t know what that means).

11:00 am: OMSI and Camp Gray Presenter: Anne Armstrong

OMSI started bringing students to the Oregon coast in the 1960s, patterning the trips after the program at OMSI’s Hancock Field Station in Fossil, Oregon. In 2016 the Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray opened. Though the facility is new, it is the latest phase in OMSI Outdoors’ decades-old dedication to concept-based outdoor science education. Anne will present a brief history of OMSI Outdoors leading to how the goals and values of the program influenced the design of Camp Gray.

1:00 pm: Doctors Without Borders Presenter: Jay Cox, M.D.

Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors and has its main headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1986 a counterpart was formed in the United States called Health Volunteers Overseas with headquarters in Washington, D.C. Both groups are nonprofit organizations that seek to improve global health through service and education. After retiring from private orthopedic practice in 2000, Jay and Nancy Cox joined the Orthopedics Overseas branch of HVO and have made well over a dozen missions to sites around the world working with local doctors to teach new ideas and techniques.

The Oregon Coast Learning Institute meets each Tuesday at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, located east of the traffic light at Gleneden Beach.

Dues of $75 cover all of the 12 Tuesdays in the winter semester, and guests are always welcome to attend a full day’s presentations for free.

For more information, go to www.ocli.us or call 541-994-4610 or 541-265-8023.



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