Elder College at BGSU Firelands offers exciting lifelong learning experiences for adults over 50 of all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. ElderCollege has been associated with BGSU-Firelands for the past 15 years. The presentations are on a very wide diversity of topics as well as field trips to various community organizations and businesses. In the past 10 semesters, Elder College has offered 250 classes to over 15,000 adults and 48 field trips for over 2,000 adults.

Our mission is to discover the joy of learning with other mature adults. There are no tests, no homework, no grades and no pressures of any kind. Just sit back and enjoy learning.

All the members volunteer their services, including the board and curriculum members as well as the presenters. If you are interested in volunteering, we are always interested in great people with fresh ideas.                                                                                                                                           

ElderCollege Kick Off Announced

Ted Dudra as Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt "Pie for President" History Comes Alive with Acting Featuring Ted Dudra

Ted Dudra will be presenting a first person narrative of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States and organizer of the Rough Riders, the first voluntary cavalry in the Spanish-American War in 1898.  Dudra, from Green, Ohio,  is a retired middle school science teacher from Plain Local Schools in Stark County and a civil war re-enactor, who is passioante about history.  

Join us for this event on Friday October 4, 2019 in the Cedar Point Center Auditorium from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
This event is Free and open to the public.