Sign up here for the Fall New Knowledge Adventure Courses


Powered by passion, purpose and peer connection. Welcome to New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) Treasure Valley! NKA, run by AARP Idaho and Idaho State University, offers unlimited classes at no cost. Register here!

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You don’t need a lot to get started: just a willingness to learn.

Register online at Opening of registrations on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Detailed class descriptions are available on the registration page.

You can enroll in any number of courses. Classes are overbooked to ensure maximum attendance.

Fees – some classes have fees which must be paid in cash.

If you have any questions, call us at 208-899-1226 or email us [email protected]

Fall 2022 New Knowledge Adventure Courses

Cycling adventure in France*
Live the adventure of a lifetime through the French countryside with renowned traveler and author Dian Thomas.

Become a Master Gardener*
How’s your garden? Meet a special group of horticulturists and learn what it takes to become a Certified Master Gardener.

From Ukraine to Idaho
Tina Polishchuk of the Idaho Alliance for Ukrainian Refugees and Immigrants discusses current events and Ukrainians settling in Idaho.

Plastics, pandemics and politics*
Enjoy a civil discussion examining existing environmental challenges and possible solutions based on scientific research.

Panoramic and wildlife photography
See some of Idaho’s most beautiful scenery and a great collection of wildlife photos with Boise photographer Dennis Fetzer.

Boxcar of the Idaho Thank You Train
Learn the story of France’s gift to the United States after World War II in 1949, still on display at the Old Idaho Penitentiary.

Discover Pompeii*
Join a history buff and learn the incredible story surrounding the events and the last moment of the Pompeians.

Tai chi *
Practice Tai Chi breathing and stretching with an emphasis on muscle rejuvenation and increased circulation during this introductory class.

Music circle *
Connect with other amateur musicians and share your passion for music in a relaxed setting that is sure to inspire you.

Volunteer Pizza Party
The new adventures of knowledge would not exist without volunteers. Join in the fun, enjoy some pizza, and see if volunteering for NKA is right for you.

Bird Facts*
Did you know that vultures can destroy bubonic plague? Learn fun facts and more about all kinds of birds, including the birds of Idaho’s high desert.

Attract wild birds from the garden
A complete classroom teaching the favorite foods, feeders and water sources of Boise’s high desert birds.

Mah Jongg
The ancient Chinese tile game isn’t as complicated as it looks, but it will be something you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Creative gift wrapping
What’s inside isn’t all that matters. Learn how to get creative with wrapping paper and other gift ideas.

Woodworking Fundamentals
From rough to ready, we’ll walk you through planers, joiners and saws and lead you to a creative new hobby.

Medicare 101*
Medicare sounds complicated, but this class keeps things simple. Find out which plan is right for you… the easy way.

healthy hearing
Explore the associations between age-related hearing loss and ways to treat this common condition that affects older adults.

Our 82,000 non-returned veterans
Find out why this humanitarian mission remains important and how to get involved in the Nation’s commitment to NEVER FORGET.

History of Women in Yellowstone*
You won’t soon forget this story of recreational pursuits by some of Yellowstone’s early female pioneers.

Introduction to silk painting
No experience is necessary to discover the enchantment of learning to paint with silk dyes and watching the color flow onto the silky fabric.

*Denotes a virtual event on the Zoom platform

Have fun behind the scenes. Interested in being part of the NKA volunteer team, or have an idea for a course? Let us know! We would love for you to join us. E-mail [email protected] for more details.


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