Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

2019 Plus 50 Expo

Thank you for making this year's event a success!


Plus 50 Sites and Programs

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In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County:

 

Apex Community Center 919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Cedar Fork Community Center 919-463-7100 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Knightdale Recreation Center 919-217-2232 101 Lawson Ridge Rd. Knightdale, NC 27545
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587


Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Creating a Backyard Wildlife Garden
Name
CSP-4000IR2
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
212861 Beltline Education Center 06/15/2019 06/15/2019 A. Stone $40.00 10/12
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in making their backyard a more animal friendly, inviting, and eco-friendly space.
Description
Anyone can create a safe and natural space for plants and wildlife. Learn about planting and providing property to enhance land for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife which can become critical for an eco-friendly habitat. Students will learn to create a safe and natural haven while providing a self-sustaining landscape by following simple guidelines through knowledge taught in this class.
Course Objectives
  1. become familiar with native plants, shrubs, trees for protective shelters.
  2. learn to invite wildlife while creating a safe environment for both humans and animals, while also learning to deter pests safely.
  3. become familiar with organics to enhance environment and assist wildlife.
  4. become aware of all types of weather-related detergents and learn to act safely with proper provisions.
  5. learn to recognize types of soil and mulch.
  6. learn to recognize types of feeders and provide water sources for all via ponds, streams or rain gardens.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Native plants, shrubs, trees for protective shelters.
  2. Pollinators plants such as asclepius (milkweed) and trout lily plants.
  3. How to invite migratory birds and stay-at-home birds using special seeds and covers for nesting purposes.
  4. Recognize types of feeders and provide water sources for all via ponds, streams or rain gardens. Water sources are discussed, including rain barrels.
  5. Types of wood to use and eliminate that is toxic.
  6. Soil and mulch. Toxic petroleum created in mulch along with dyes.
  7. Leave limbs, grass clippings for shelters. Build and leave already built nests for return of birds next season.
  8. Use small spaces for foraging, nesting and roosting.
  9. Eliminate the use of pesticides, herbicides and other toxins.
  10. Organics used to enhance the environment and assist wildlife.
  11. Deterring pests safely.
  12. Weather-related detergents and safety .
  13. Feeders and types of suet, including homemade.
  14. Birds and habitats
  15. Hazards as reflective glass, globes and toxic plants.
  16. How to invite wildlife while creating a safe environment for both humans and animals.
Contact Hours
3
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
None
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
None
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in making their backyard a more animal friendly, inviting, and eco-friendly space.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer
919-532-5526