PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.
Lodging: Airtel Plaza HotelMeals Included: Dinner
A criminal forensics expert will compare real life methods of crime scene investigation to those shown on popular 'CSI' television programs.
CLASS: Join a Panel Discussion between Mystery Authors
Maybe get some ideas for your own novel!
Lunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Collecting Evidence from the Crime Scene I : You'll Never Believe What You Can Retrieve from What They Leave
Now it is YOUR turn to lift fingerprints and other evidence from the scene of the crime!
CLASS: Collecting Evidence from the Crime Scene II : Collecting Evidence from the Crime Scene: You'll Never Believe What You Can Retrieve from What They Leave
Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: DVD: "Casablanca" ~ (the movie shows Van Nuys Airport which is located next to our hotel)Lodging: Airtel Plaza HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Local mystery writer will discuss how his personal and vocational experiences inspired and influenced his writing.
FIELD TRIP: The Real (?) Los Angeles: Returning to the Scenes of Infamous Crimes
The title says it all. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling city while you hear about dastardly deeds and see where they took place.
Lunch: Lunch at Vitello's --- Robert Blake was accused of shooting Bonny Lee Bakley, his wife of only six months, outside his favorite Studio City restaurant Vitello'sAfternoon: FIELD TRIP: The Real (?) Los Angeles: Returning to the Scenes of Infamous Crimes continues after lunch.Dinner: Murder Mystery Dinner at hotelLodging: Airtel Plaza HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From your hotel classroom, learn from an LA Crime Lab expert about the state-of-the-art Los Angeles Crime Lab and what happens to thousands of pieces of evidence from crime scenes all over the country.
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our CSI/Mystery Writers program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast
1. George C. Page Museum of Natural History/La Brea Tar Pits. Call 323 934 7243.
2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Call 323 857 6000. www.lacma.org
3. Craft and Folk Art Museum. Call 323 937 4230. www.cafam.org
1. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Garden. Call 626 405 2141. www.huntington.org
2. Southwest Museum. Call 323 221 2164. www.autrynationalcenter.org/southwest/
3. Pacific Asia Museum. Call 626 449 2742. www.pacificasiamuseum.org
4. Norton Simon Museum of Art. Call 626 449 6840. www.nortonsimon.org
1. Fowler Museum of Cultural History (on UCLA campus). Call 310 825 4361. www.fmch.ucla.edu
2. Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center. Call 310 443 7000. www.hammer.ucla.edu
3. Skirball Cultural Center and Museum. Call 310 440 4500. www.skirball.org