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Escape from Alcatraz

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Discovered by the Spanish in 1775, "the Rock" was named "La Isla de los Alcatraces" meaning "Island of the Pelicans." Anglicized to "Alcatraz," the twenty-two acre island in San Francisco Bay has been home to gulls, cormorants and "jail birds." Join us as we seperate fact from fiction about this famous prison. Why was the "Birdman of Alcatraz" forbidden to have birds? Did Al Capone really play in a prison band called the Rock Islanders? Did three inmates successfully escape in 1962 inspiring the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz? Learn how scientists today are using coconutes to track their possible success. Think you know about Alcatraz? What is its connection to George Lucas and Star Wars?

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

Roberta Boggess 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/12/2018 - 6/12/2018 Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bernalillo, Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community  Map Roberta Boggess