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Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNR! Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, OLLI at UNR is a spirited community of seasoned adults who gather to explore new interests, share ideas and make friends. Distinguished professors and knowledgeable instructors volunteer their expertise in programs and activities spanning such diverse topics as art, current events, economics, health, history, literature, music, science, travel, theatre and writing. There are no grades, no tests and no pressure at OLLI. We welcome every adult learner regardless of previous educational experience. An annual membership fee of $85 covers attendance at as many programs and activities you choose to attend, including: * 150+ learning experiences every semester - in person at our Moana Campus - online via Zoom - outdoors throughout the Reno-Tahoe area * social and cultural programs * special events, field trips and a host of other enriching activities. Join us at OLLI: its the biggest little secret in the Biggest Little City. > Programs and Activities > Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities   

All activities require participants to be a current OLLI member and to register in advance for each outdoor activity. No proof of vaccination is required for Outdoor Activities.
We welcome all first timers but please ensure that you sign up for activities that are within your current level of fitness.

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  • First Aid
  • Dates: 4/26/2023 - 4/26/2023
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Moana
    Room: Main
    Instructor: Brock Young
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  • Light Hikers
  • Dates: 1/9/2023 - 6/19/2023
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 24
    Building: Outdoor Meetup
    Instructor: Bill Bowers, Debbie Lambeth, Floyd Whiting, Warren Ronsheimer, Starry Bush-Rhoads
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    During the winter months when the Walkers are on hiatus, the Light Hikers welcome the OLLI Walkers and will attempt to accommodate them for the initial 2-3 miles of each hike.
    Meets weekly on Mondays at 9 a.m. beginning Jan. 9, 2023.

  • Snowshoeing
  • Dates: 1/9/2023 - 3/31/2023
    Times: Arr
    Days: Arr
    Sessions: 0
    Instructor: Naomi Silvergleid, Harry Barnett, Starry Bush-Rhoads
     Show Description

    Dates and times to be arranged. Please check website.

  • Thursday Hikers
  • Dates: 1/5/2023 - 6/29/2023
    Times: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 26
    Building: Outdoor Meetup
    Instructor: Gary Souza, Delia Greenhalgh, Mary Walkiewicz
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    Meets weekly on Thursdays at 8 a.m. from January 5 to June 22, 2023 (weather permitting during winter months).

  • Walkers
  • Dates: 3/1/2023 - 6/21/2023
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 17
    Building: Outdoor Meetup
    Instructor: Toni Chaucer, Warren Ronsheimer, Ron Lewis, Mary Aylward
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Program Contact Information
 Location: Moana Building
 Physical Address: Main OLLI Office: 604 W. Moana Lane | Reno, NV 89509
 Phone: (775) 784-8053
 Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.