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SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

The Manhattan Project and Beyond: History, Outreach and Research

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Program #16859RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Program elevations range from 5300' to 7200'

Itinerary for Aug 21 — Aug 24, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located in the downtown area at the entrance to the historic Plaza. Near Museum Hill and the Guadalupe, Railyard District, and Canyon Road shopping areas, the hotel is in one of the most exciting parts of Santa Fe.

Contact info:
725 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 866-433-0335
web: www.santafesageinn.com

Room amenities: Complimentary local calls, wireless Internet access, electronic room key access, in-room coffee, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, remote color TV, AM/FM radio/alarm clock, individual climate control, Southwestern decor

Facility amenities: Business center with complimentary wireless Internet access, free parking for cars and RVs, remodeled guest rooms, outdoor heated swimming pool, laundry/dry cleaning service available, safe-deposit box at front desk, 24 hour front desk, newly renovated exercise room, breakfast and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rate
Call in advance to reserve your pre and post program stay

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, August 21 - Santa Fe, NM - registration at hotel and check-in...
Santa Fe, NM - registration at hotel and check-in with group leader/Dinner at hotel/Introductions and Program Orientation

Arrive To: Check in at hotel any time after 3:00 PM. Register with Road Scholar group leader between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Evening: From 7:00-8:30 PM, join the group leader in one of the hotel meeting rooms for introductions and program orientation.

Lodging: Santa Fe Sage Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located in the downtown area at the entrance to the historic Plaza. Near Museum Hill and the Guadalupe, Railyard District, and Canyon Road shopping areas, the hotel is in one of the most exciting parts of Santa Fe.

Contact info:
725 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 866-433-0335
web: www.santafesageinn.com

Room amenities: Complimentary local calls, wireless Internet access, electronic room key access, in-room coffee, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, remote color TV, AM/FM radio/alarm clock, individual climate control, Southwestern decor

Facility amenities: Business center with complimentary wireless Internet access, free parking for cars and RVs, remodeled guest rooms, outdoor heated swimming pool, laundry/dry cleaning service available, safe-deposit box at front desk, 24 hour front desk, newly renovated exercise room, breakfast and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rate
Call in advance to reserve your pre and post program stay

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, August 22 - History of Los Alamos/ Bradbury Science Museum vi...
History of Los Alamos/ Bradbury Science Museum visit/Ashley Pond, Fuller Lodge, historic sites exploration

Note: Walking over paved, sometimes uneven terrain up to one mile over course of the day. Some standing in museums.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel from 7:00-8:00 AM.

Morning: From 8:00 until 9:30 AM, there will be a class in the hotel meeting room about Los Alamos, NM, including its history and the origination of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

At 9:45 AM, bus will depart for the hour-long drive to Los Alamos.

You'll note how different the Los Alamos landscape is from that of Santa Fe. Your group leader will talk about how New Mexico's landscape has played a big role in the "why" of the nuclear energy development that has gone on in the state.

NM's 'hidden" and "difficult to reach" areas were one of the primary reasons the secrecy of the development of the atomic bomb was maintained. Some sites are still used by the U.S. Government.

From 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM, you'll have a guided bus and walking exploration of Los Alamos and its most significant areas.

Lunch: At 12:45 PM, bus will depart for lunch at a local Los Alamos restaurant.

Lunch will be from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

Afternoon: After lunch, you'll have coontinue your walking and bus exploration of some of the significant sites in Los Alamos, including Los Alamos Historical Museum and Book Shop, Ashley Pond, and more.

The Los Alamos Historical Museum & Book Shop includes a Guest Cottage, built in 1918 for the Ranch School; it is the oldest continually-inhabited structure in town.

Detroit businessman, Ashley Pond, started the Los Alamos Ranch School in 1917 to help boys become strong young men through a life of rigorous outdoor living and classical education.

The faculty was made up of mostly Ivy League and other elite Eastern college graduates. The curriculum was standard for college prep schools of the time.

This school was integrated with Boy Scouts. Boys in the school belonged to Los Alamos Troop 22, and the Boy Scout uniform was the Los Alamos Ranch School uniform. The school educated more than 600 boys, including Gore Vidal.

When Fuller Lodge housed the Manhattan Project personnel from 1943 to 1947, the cottage continued to serve as an auxiliary guest house.

Now, it is an award-winning, comprehensive historical museum presenting the colorful and varied history of Los Alamos.

You'll see the outside of the Baker House, adjacent to the Historical Museum, that is a private residence. The log home is part of Bathtub Row, homes originally built for the Ranch School, and is marked with an interpretive plaque.

You'll visit Fuller Lodge and its Art Center. The lodge was built in 1928 as the Ranch School's dining room and kitchen, and has a fascinating history. The Art Center, located in the Fuller Lodge building, offers exhibits of works by local and regional artists.

At 3:30 pm, you'll stop at the Bradbury Science Museum, where there are some amazing displays of pre and post atomic-bomb-era collections.

Bus departs for Santa Fe at 5:00 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the Sage Inn from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Evening: Optional video in hotel meeting room from 7:30-9:30 PM.

Lodging: Santa Fe Sage Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located in the downtown area at the entrance to the historic Plaza. Near Museum Hill and the Guadalupe, Railyard District, and Canyon Road shopping areas, the hotel is in one of the most exciting parts of Santa Fe.

Contact info:
725 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 866-433-0335
web: www.santafesageinn.com

Room amenities: Complimentary local calls, wireless Internet access, electronic room key access, in-room coffee, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, remote color TV, AM/FM radio/alarm clock, individual climate control, Southwestern decor

Facility amenities: Business center with complimentary wireless Internet access, free parking for cars and RVs, remodeled guest rooms, outdoor heated swimming pool, laundry/dry cleaning service available, safe-deposit box at front desk, 24 hour front desk, newly renovated exercise room, breakfast and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rate
Call in advance to reserve your pre and post program stay

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, August 23 - Field Trip to Albuquerque/The National Museum of ...
Field Trip to Albuquerque/The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History/Program Closing and Video

Note: Walking up to one mile and standing up to an hour in National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

Breakfast: Breakfast from 7:00-8:00 AM at the hotel.

Morning: You'll be given some information in morning classes about how the people of New Mexico reacted to all the activity going on around them during WWII times; how these events influenced different cultural groups - drawing them together, pulling them apart.

From 8:00 - 11:00 AM, a scientist from Los Alamos National Lab and will present information about the Manhattan Project and developments since then in different areas of the state.

We'll explore how peace is being waged, ancient, medieval, and modern arms control, and how satellite monitoring of arms control agreements works. You'll also learn how radiation in the world is both naturally occuring and man-created.

Our guest instructor will help put the past together with the future, so you can be better informed about the development of that which can cause mass destruction, and how that same nuclear energy can generate so much good in the world, if it's properly used.

Lunch: From 11:00 - 11:45 AM, have an early lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: At 12:00 PM, the bus departs for Albuquerque.

Again, you'll note another huge landscape and geology change as you descend in altitude about 1800 feet between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Albuquerque has also been involved in the "space age," and is home to the National Museum oF Nuclear Science and History.

This museum is the nation's only Congressionally-chartered museum of nuclear science and history. Established in 1969 and recently renovated and relocated, it's a great place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research through today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

At 1:30 PM, when you arrive at the museum, you can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world.

You'll have a special tour of the museum with their staff and docents.

Bus departs for Santa Fe at 4:00 pm, arriving there at 5:30 pm.

Dinner: Dinner will be from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at the hotel, followed by our program closing.

Lodging: Santa Fe Sage Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Four: Saturday, August 24 - Buffet breakfast/Departure
Depart From: Departure anytime after breakfast.

Hotel checkout time is no later than 12:00 noon.

Breakfast: The last meal included in the program is a buffet breakfast at the hotel from 7:00 until 9:no later than 12:00 noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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