Severe Weather and Tornadoes: Formation and Climatology

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Every day our lives are affected by weather. But, some days aren’t just worse than others, they can be tragic! Learn the basics of meteorology, how severe weather forms and explore the famous storms that swept and nearly destroyed cities from Barneveld, Wisconsin to Moore, Oklahoma and more. An engaging and lively presenter, Steve will even mix in the myth and legend of Sharknado!

Your instructor - Steve Curran is a Lecturer of Geography at UW - Barron County. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical and Environmental Geography from UW - Whitewater and a Masters of Geography from The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses in Physical Geography, Meteorology and Environmental issues at the collegiate level. Steve has presented tornado climatology research at several national geography conferences and presented at UW – Barron County's “Thursdays at the U” and “Ask a Scientist” in Eau Claire.

Classes meet on Tuesdays
April 7, 14, 21 and 28
Ritzinger Hall Room 204
6:00-8:00 PM
Fee: $59

Recycling Pays You! 

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In just a few hours, you can learn the financial secrets of recycling that have taken many people years to develop. Find out about the popular and not-so-popular outlets for your unwanted stuff and how to successfully sell or trade for the highest value. EBay, Craigslist, Etsy, estate sales, auctions and more will be discussed. Learn the pros and cons of selling in each and how to write descriptions that sell. Bring an item or picture of something you would like to sell and learn how to write an effective description and find the right selling category. During class, your instructor will list one of her items on a popular site so you can see how easy it can be once you get going. 

Your instructor, Dr. Lauren Wentz, is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Barron County. Previously she was an academic dean in Washington State and has extensive background in environmental education and natural history interpretation. Not only is she an avid recycler and online seller, Lauren has also been a licensed auctioneer in Ohio. 

Class meets Saturday, April 4
Ritzinger Hall Room 227
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $29

Charger Chess Club

Do you enjoy chess? Maybe you want to learn or improve your strategies? Join the Charger Chess Club. Our club allows you to cultivate your chess playing skills in a casual, fun atmosphere. Not only can you become a better player, but this is a great way to meet other chess players from the local area. Players of all skill levels are welcome, as are those who simply want to learn how to play.

Free and open to the public.  4:00 PM on Thursdays in The UW-BC Commons