SHEP Senior Speaking Program

SHEP [Senior History Experts Program (formerly SEASONS)] is an intergenerational educational program that brings senior citizens into the classroom to share first-hand life experiences, careers, hobbies and interests spanning more than 60 years. SHEP speaker discussions include historical accounts of World War II, adventures in global travel, careers in medical research and health, science and technology, experience in the arts, knowledge about agriculture and world hunger, community service, antiques and their significance and much more. Aligned to specific California Common Core State Standards, SHEP can help enhance curriculum and build students' background knowledge. By linking our diverse students to former generations, SHEP helps build a community that bonds young and old of many cultures.


Book a Speaker


If you would like to have a SHEP speaker visit your class, please contact:

Alice Sweetland, Coordinator
(805) 437-1347


SHEP Brochure


The SHEP brochure is available online by clicking here.


Clara Knopfler Video


Photo Gallery

SHEP Computer Class


Dr. Robert Jordan with his book "My Story"



SHEP Speaker Robert Cheveres



SHEP Speaker Leonard Zerlin



Grace & Audrey working on their iPads