Affiliated with University College at Rockland

91 Camden Street, Suite 402        Rockland, Maine 04841

        Enriching the lives of seniors through the joy of lifelong learning.

2014–15 Board of Directors

Coastal Senior College (CSC) provides intellectual stimulation and good company through classes and special events for seniors in the Midcoast. Volunteer-driven and managed, CSC is part of Maine's growing Maine Senior College Network affiliated with Campuses and Outreach Centers of the University of Maine System.

Highly knowledgeable instructors lead classes that typically meet for two hours during the week, usually for a full eight-week semester, which should allow you to fit at least one class into your schedule. There are no grades, exams, or term papers required!

Special events, forums, lectures, and field trips are also offered to CSC members throughout the year, often noted in one of our e-Newsletters. Additional benefits of CSC membership include the opportunity to join the governing board, the operating committees, and volunteer opportunities such as planning special events, assisting instructors, and helping with office tasks.


is now available.

Senior College is open to all seniors 50 years of age or more, and to their spouses or partners, who value education and have inquiring minds.

Coastal Senior College is located at 91 Camden Street, Suite 402 in Rockland, Maine. CSC can be found on the fourth floor of the Breakwater Building in Rockland at the home of University College facilities at Rockland (URock). Click here to get directions.

Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries
Camden Library
4 pm

How an Israeli Ornithologist Works Cooperatively with His Palestinian and Jordanian Colleagues Even In Times of Serious Political Crisis

Dr. Leshem is Israel’s best known ornithologist with an international following among both scientists and the bird-watching communities in Europe and North America. He is currently a member of the zoology faculty at Tel Aviv University and is the founder and director of the International Center for Bird Migration in Latrun, Israel. He is best known for his pioneering research mapping the migration routes of raptors and other large birds in their flight over Israel from Europe and Asia on their way through the Great Rift Valley to Africa. As part of his research, Yossi spent 275 days using a motorized glider, flying wingtip to wingtip, with tens of thousands of high flying birds. These efforts, conducted in cooperation with the Israeli Air Force, have resulted in a dramatic decrease in mid-air collisions, saving millions of dollars and the lives of many fighter pilots.

He has also been a pioneer in environmental education, first as the director of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel--the country’s largest non-profit organization. More recently, his research has become the basis for numerous educational activities in Israeli schools, working closely with Palestinian and Jordanian educators and scientists and their students.


Burnt Island Class - Spring 2009
From the archives. On the Rocks! Coastal Senior College offered a lighthouse field-trip course during the Spring 2009 term under the direction of Marty Welt. More than 26 members and friends joined the final class on a picture perfect day for the boat trip from Boothbay Harbor to historic Burnt Island. Photo by Les Frederick.