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Program #12156RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Apr 28 — May 2, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle departs approximately every 30 minutes. *Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, April 28 - Registration / Orientation / Dinner
Arrive To: When you arrive at Harrah's Las Vegas, please check in at the hotel's front desk for your room key. At 4:30pm, take the Mardi Gras Tower/Convention Center elevators (next to Mings Table Restaurant) to the 2nd floor, and a representative of UNLV will be at the Check-In table by the elevators to meet you and direct you to the Orientation room.

Afternoon: 5:00pm - Orientation – Meet your guide and take a closer look at our plans for the next 4 days.

Dinner: Dinner buffet at Harrah's

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle departs approximately every 30 minutes. *Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, April 29 - Canine Unit/Forensic Dentistry/Arson Investigatio...
Note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: "The Role of the Forensic Dentist" Learn the role forensic dentistry plays in the identification of victims and analysis of bite pattern injuries.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons

Afternoon: Field Trip - Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner - Learn the role of the coroner investigator and experience the sights, smells, and scenes of untimely or violent deaths on a guided tour through the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Dinner: Dinner is NOT provided tonight, allowing you the chance to explore all the Las Vegas culinary world has to offer.

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle departs approximately every 30 minutes. *Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, April 30 - Retired LVMPD Detective Lectures
Note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: "Homicide Investigation: Myth vs. Reality" - A retired LVMPD Homicide Detective will guide you through the basics of homicide investigating while providing plenty of personal experiences and reviewing actual homicide cases. More than a few myths will be busted along the way!

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons

Afternoon: Continue with LVMPD Homicide Detective and learn about Case Studies and Tools of the Trade.

Dinner: Dinner buffet at Harrah's

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Harrah’s is an 86,664 square foot hotel/casino, located on "The Strip". The 2,500 room Hotel/Casino rests within walking distance of a variety of other Hotel/Casinos including: The Flamingo, Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Caesars Palace and many more. Casino games include: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and more. The casino has a poker room. and a 45-seat race and sports book, equipped with 55 televisions and four big screens. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to rent for your convenience. For information, please call (800) 877-6106. Shuttle Service: You can visit Harrah’s sister properties, Bally's/Paris and Rio using their free shuttle. Shuttle pick up location: Far east-side of property, located directly behind the Registration/Front Desk at Harrah's Las Vegas. Schedule: Pick-ups daily from 10am-1am. Shuttle departs approximately every 30 minutes. *Sorry, no luggage allowed on shuttle bus.

Contact info:
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 888-469-7320
web: www.harrahslasvegas.com

Room amenities: Included in each room: a table and two chairs, armoire with television, desk with a chair, combined shower and bathtub, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, blackout drapes, telephone, air conditioning, and daily maid service. Coffee makers are not included in standard rooms. High-speed internet access, room service, and Pay-Per-View movies are available for an additional fee.

Facility amenities: There are outstanding restaurants, a free seven-story parking garage, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art health club, full-service beauty salon, a unique variety of retail options and, entertainment, valet, concierge, currency exchange, luggage and laundry service, maid service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, room service and express checkout. .

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Contact the hotel at (888) 469-7320. Unfortunately there are no discounts for Road Scholar participants at Harrah's. If you are staying additional nights at Harrah's please let us know by marking it on your returned Travel Form so that we can ensure that you will not have to change rooms during the program dates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 01 - Forensic Analysis Lectures / Farewell Dinner
Note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: "Blood Pattern Analysis, DNA, and Fingerprinting" Listen as a working Henderson Police Department, Forensic Evidence Processing Technician, explains how blood patterns can determine what took place before the police arrived and how DNA can be used to bring the guilty to justice. Then, after a short break, jump right into a hands-on fingerprinting experience and presentation on modern day fingerprinting methods.

Lunch: Lunch at the UNLV Dining Commons

Afternoon: Working professionals and members of the International Association of Arson Investigators walk you through the basics of arson investigation while providing personal experiences and reviewing actual arson cases in the state of Nevada.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

Lodging: Harrah's Las Vegas

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 02 - Field trip / Departure Day
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Field trip - Henderson Detention Center. See where criminals end up when they get caught!

Morning: Return to the hotel by 11:00am, for check-out

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce702-735-1616
For additional information, visit: www.lvchamber.com
Las Vegas tourism websiteFind out about Las Vegas shows, attractions, dining, shopping, casinos, history, sports, golf, music, spas, nightlife, and weddings.
For additional information, visit: www.visitlasvegas.com

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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