Community education

learn about everything from physics to history to music


To Bucket Courses

Welcome To Bucket Courses

everything you want to learn before you kick the bucket

Bucket Courses is a free educational program sponsored by the Community Education Cooperative (CEC) and designed for the “life-long learner.” 

This series of weekly classes explores specific topics taught by experts in their fields, including Grinnell College professors, medical professionals, and career scientists. Topics have included history, psychiatry, music, science, biotechnology, philosophy, theatre, astronomy, religion, and classics.

Spring Bucket Courses Schedule

All Classes Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am | Caulkins Community Room at Drake Community Library
No preregistration required | ​No fee for attendance
Jan 25

"What is Writing For?"

Dr. Tisha Turk, Director of Academic Support for Writing and Speaking, Grinnell College

Feb 1

"Teaching In a Pandemic: A Pedagogy of Trust"

Dr. Karla Erickson, Professor of Sociology, Grinnell College







doug caulkins presenter


View a list of our previous Bucket Courses presenters.

Course group and presnter


Watch videos of previous Bucket Courses online.

books in a library

Art Heimann/
Joanne Bunge Book Fund

A memorial book fund has been established at the Drake Community Library.

Grinnell CEC Partner Organizations