Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, the up-to-date schedule, and to confirm the time of the orientation session.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant with salad, entrée, and dessert. We will return to the hotel after dinner for our Orientation session.Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
Take the rest of the evening to settle in, get a good night's sleep, and prepare for the full day ahead.Lodging: Ivey HouseMeals Included: Dinner
East River Kayaking. In the late afternoon/early evening, and guided by the instructor, we will paddle into the twilight and feel the mystery of the encroaching Everglades night. Glide through mangrove tunnels, into the saw-grass prairie, and watch twilight fade into the night. As darkness arrives, the eyes of the alligator (seen from a safe distance) seem to glow in your headlamp adding a mystique all its own. Snacks provided!Dinner: We will have dinner out at a local restaurant after returning from the twilight paddle, approximately 8:30pm.Evening: At leisure.Lodging: Ivey HouseMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Museum of the Everglades. Located here in historic Everglades City, the museum is devoted to displaying local history from early Native American times to the present as well as exhibits of works by local and regional artists. We will have an expert-led exploration.Dinner: At a local restaurant, enjoy a 3-course meal with choice of entreé.Lodging: Ivey HouseMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Please remember that check-out is by 11:00am.
The optional shuttle will leave at 11:00am for arrival at Southwest Florida International Airport by approximately 12:30 PM (depending on traffic). We do not advise booking flights or other onward travel arrangements departing before 3:00pm.
We hope you have enjoyed this Road Scholar learning adventure and look forward to having you on other rewarding programs in the future. Please stay in touch and share your memories, pictures, and comments via Boston Road Scholar Facebook page. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast