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 in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: 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: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Michelangelo, Diego Rivera and Leonardo da Vinci were all muralists, creating large-scale wall paintings that decorated private homes and institutions, as well as public spaces. Learn about probably the oldest human art form by studying cave paintings more than 32,000 years old and examine Renaissance frescoes and urban murals in the United States and Mexico that focus on sociopolitical issues and everyday life.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: FIELD TRIP to San Francisco for docent-led visit of many of the city's murals.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?
America has evolved dramatically since the Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution. Can this sacred document survive the challenges of the changes of the 21st century and beyond? We look at the evolution of the Constitution.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This is one of the most intractable conflicts of the modern era and shows no signs of getting any better. It is a conflict with two distinct narratives, each with its own validity and internal logic. This conflict is enmeshed in the larger political intrigues of European Imperialism and colonialism, European, Arab and Jewish nationalism and soaked in 2000 years of bitter inter-religious disputation and vicious violence. This program will attempt to provide an outline for further study of this important issue on the world political scene.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: Free time
You can visit charming downtown Burlingame which has interesting shops and restaurants in addition to a historic train station and library. The City of Burlingame runs a complimentary shuttle throughout the day. The shuttle schedule can be found in the lobby.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Follow the rise of the pop solo singer from Al Jolson, and Bessie Smith to Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland as the styles and the rise and fall in popularity of each artist are explored.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Jazz & the Pop Song: 1910-1960Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The centerpiece and most popular element of most symphonic concerts is the concerto, which allows the audience to experience the virtuoso talents of one of more soloists. From humble beginnings in the early 17th century, the concerto grew into a solo extravaganza by the end of the 18th century. The development of the concerto will be traced from Corelli through Vivaldi and JS Bach to Mozart, Beethoven, and others.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Concerto in the Baroque and Classic ErasDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Live Musical Entertainment TBALodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Take 101 south.
Exit Shoreline Blvd.
Turn left onto Shoreline.
Cross through intersection.
Museum in on the right.For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Woodside, CA 94062
Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654 acre property, including the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16-acre English Renaissance garden.
Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south.
Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29.
Right on Edgewood.
Right on Canada.
Left at 86 Canada Road.For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
San Carlos, CA 94070
Hiller Aviation Museum, located six miles from the hotel, is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into the history of aviation while exploring its future. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. The museum collection includes many aircraft exhibits. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. There's an extensive gift shop on the premises. The museum is adjacent to the San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land. Open 10am-5pm daily.
Take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit.
Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.
Turn right onto Airport Road.
Turn right onto Skyway Road.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
Experience NASA technology and missions first hand. Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4pm; free admission.
Take 101 south
Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway.
Turn right at stoplight.
As you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate. The center is on the right.
Proceed behind the dome for parking.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
Palo Alto, CA
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm.
Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church and the Cantor Arts Center.
Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road.
Travel three miles.
Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium.
The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.
For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/