REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION: 4:00p on 4th floor conference room. Pick up your Road Scholar arrival packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, list of participants, maps, and other important information we will review.
(Border Patrol Information:
Participants will pass through several border patrol checkpoints as the group nears the Rio Grande border with Mexico. Non U. S. citizens should bring passports to present to officials upon request.
Texas law prohibits possession of marijuana. Drug sniffing dogs are used at border patrol checkpoints. Prescriptions for medical marijuana in other states are not recognized in Texas.)
Your group leader will greet you with a warm Texas welcome, introduce everyone, and provide key staff contact names and phone numbers. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. If you arrive late, pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.
During this program, you will explore the rugged beauty of the Big Bend National Park area, learn about the diversity of the geology, plant, and animal life of the area, and get an insider’s tour and a star viewing at the McDonald Observatory,
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.
5:30 p.m. Enjoy the kickback reception on the 2nd floor of the hotel, featuring free hot food and cold drinks.
Dinner: Meet other participants and get to know your group leaders at a welcome dinner at a river walk restaurant near the hotelEvening: After dinner, enjoy a casual stroll along the River Walk to Alamo Plaza at dusk where your guide will share some little known stories regarding this famous battle site. Afterwards, a rare treat as we enter the Alamo grounds for an evening talk regarding the historic siege and battle.Lodging: Drury Plaza HotelMeals Included: Dinner