PRIME TIME

Continuing Education at Green River College

PRIME TIME Institute

PRIME TIME Institute is a program for active adult learners.

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Members enjoy stimulating, intellectual learning through short non-credit courses, discussion groups, social activities, and educational tours.

Membership is open to adults 55+ who are interested in participating in classes and educational tours. A yearly membership fee of $45 entitles you to a discount on PRIME TIME classes. If you are not a member, you are welcome to attend at the non-member class fee.

Become a member today!

  • Interesting short-term programs and educational tours that stimulate learning and interaction
  • Discounted fee for PRIME TIME classes and educational tours
  • Membership socials, luncheons, and guest lectures
  • 10% discount on most Continuing and Community Education classes

Register by phone by calling 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Current Classes & Programs

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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Jorden Peterson's #1 National and International Best Seller: "12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos" answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-e...

Join instructor Rich Elfers as he shares snapshots, styles, songs, television, movies, major events and the politics of the era. Rich will guide the group in sharing your personal memories as photos, images and sounds are projected to jar your memories. ...

Amazon’s Spheres, a botanical gardenlike workspace opened in 2018. The Spheres are a result of innovative thinking about the character of a workplace and an extended conversation about what is typically missing from urban offices – a direct link to nature. The Spheres are home to more than 40,...

Learn about forensic science techniques used for fingerprints. Fingerprints will be take from wet objects, from grease, burnt items and more. Lynne Dean is a CSI fingerprint specialist with 35 years of experience....

Cyberwarfare refers to the use of digital attacks by one on country to disrupt the computer systems of another to create significant damage. This is still a ill-defined area of conflict, but one that is increasingly important and dangerous. Like traditional conflicts, cyberwarfare comes in many sha...

The spirit of the age or the spirit of the times is the set of ideas, beliefs, and aims that is typical of people in a particular period in history. The Germans called this “zeitgeist” – translated it refers to a force dominating the characteristics of a period in world history. Each age ha...

Featherhaven, located in Enumclaw, cares and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild native songbirds to then release them back into the wild. Education coordinator, Lance Smith, will discuss the importance of birds in our ecosystems with the benefits to us, balancing and sharing habitats with huma...

Learn more about the coal mining town of Franklin, near Black Diamond. GRC instructor Scott Hemingway will talk about the geology of the Franklin area and mine and Bill Kombol with Palmer Coking Coal Company will speak to what it was like to work in a coal mine. For those of you that attended la...

Join GRC Geology instructor Katherine Shaw and learn about our changing climate. Glaciers and ice sheets are both a record and a sensitive signal of changing climate. Find out about how scientist use glaciers to learn about global climate, and what we have discovered so far about the last half-mill...

Join us and visit the newly renovated Henry Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity. The day will include a rare opportunity to hear a lecture by Henry Friedman, a holocaust survivor and human rights activist, who helped found the Center in 1989 and is now its namesake. Your guided tour through t...

This workshop covers 3 areas of financial planning critical for individuals approaching retirement: retirement income, protecting your most valuable assets from the unexpected and the basics of preparing your estate plan. Retirement expenses like long term care, health care costs and the role of so...

Explore the many facets of education in other cultures that are often misunderstood. Learn the basics of the Palestinian Israeli Conflict and the ways it changes education. Green River Instructor Veronika Pappuleas will speak about her experience as a fourth grade teacher in East Jerusalem teaching ...

Computers and computer applications impact almost every aspect of our daily lives. Their history dates back from the abacus, through World War II to today. Instructor Bryan Pflug has worked in the industry for over 35 years and has seen the tremendous industry changes. Join him for this two-day c...

The amount of water on the Earth essentially is constant. Less than 3% is freshwater and two-thirds of the freshwater is frozen in glaciers and icecaps. The remaining 1% of freshwater is not evenly distributed or available due to weather patterns. Climate change and population growth make the unev...

Join Green River College Natural Resource Instructor Chuck Wytko for a discussion on fighting Wildland Fire in the Urban Interface and how things have changed over time. Chuck has spent over 40 years in the Forest Industry with a diverse background that includes all phases of land management, fighti...

Prime Time membership is open to active adults that enjoy stimulating, intellectual learning through classes, discussion groups, educational tours and social activities. $55 Yearly Membership Fee For Those 55+ Membership Benefits: Reduced Prime Time Class Fees ...

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Green River College
Continuing and Community Education

12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092 

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2535

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