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Blood, Bullets, Ballistics, and Bifurcations: How Real CSIs Get the Job Done

Program Number: 4416RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/21/2012 - 10/26/2012; 10/19/2014 - 10/24/2014; 4/26/2015 - 5/1/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $568.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Science & Nature
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Learn from real forensic scientists how crime scenes are examined and how the evidence collected is analyzed at the crime lab. Immerse yourself in the world of DNA, firearms, fingerprints, handwriting and document analysis, and see for yourself how microscopic examinations of hair, fibers and even paper match sticks can place someone at the scene of the crime.




Highlights

• Take part in demonstrations in the crime lab to discover how fingerprints are developed.
• Step into actual "sanitized" crime scenes to see how all the pieces of the investigative puzzle come together.
• Hear tales of "Monadnock Moments" featuring stories of people and places in the Monadnock region and the unsolved murders of Cheshire County.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

10-21-2012

In addition to discovering what real CSI's do, there will be "music for the soul" featuring two professional musicians presenting a genre of music with violin, viola, voice and piano.



Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.




West Swanzey

Nestled in the valley of southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard-perfect towns in the Monadock region. Winding roads pass covered bridges, historic sites and the 3,000-foot Mount Monadnock, one of the most popular ascents in New England.



Accommodations
Lakeside cabins and condos at conference facility on shores of Swanzey Lake; limited first-floor rooms. Alcohol-free site. Single rooms available at no extra cost.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Kim Rumrill

Kim Rumrill is a criminalist for the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Science Laboratory. Her expertise is serology, the science that deals with serums, especially blood. The daughter of a police detective, Kim attributes her studies in medical technology at Colby-Sawyer to her strong foundation for all the science fields in which she’s worked. She is asked four or five times a year to testify in criminal court cases, including some of the most high-profile crimes in New Hampshire.
 
Alan Rumrill

Alan Rumrill is the executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Born in New Hampshire, Alan has a degree in history and has specialized in the history of the Monadnock region. "Monadnock Moments" will be part of the resources he will use from his weekly radio program to present stories of special people and places in southwest New Hampshire.
 
Ron Arden

Ron Arden — a professional violist, baritone soloist and conductor — has taught Road Scholar courses for nearly 20 years. Living and working in the greater Chicagoland area, Ron teaches voice as adjunct faculty at a local community college, is director of community orchestra, and plays viola in a string quartet and orchestra. He works as a consultant with churches to enhance worship ministries, and joins with his wife Cynthia in the music ministry of "A Cross Between."
 
Cynthia Arden

Cynthia Arden is a professional violinist, pianist and teacher living and working in the greater Chicagoland area. In addition to giving private instrumental lessons, she plays in two orchestras, string quartets and serves as minister of music at her church. She works with her husband, Ron, in the music ministry of "A Cross Between." Cynthia has shared her gifts with the violin and piano on numerous Road Scholar programs, and enjoys performing a variety of musical genres.
 
David Peterson

David Peterson is a forensic science supervisor for the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension in Minneapolis. As supervisor, Dave has had extensive work in the disciplines of firearms, latent prints and crime scene process. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of forensic science during Road Scholar programs.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Pilgrim Pines
  West Swanzey 5 nights
 Pilgrim Pines
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere
  Contact info: 220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
  Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available. Some units have two singles pushed together for make a "king size" bed.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: N/A 
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: N/A 
  Check out time: 10:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 p.m. in lodge office. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines that night.
  End of Program:
12:15 p.m. in lodge dining room after lunch. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Swanzey
  Nearest city or town:  Keene, NH
  Nearest highway: Interstate Rte. 91, Highways #10, #32
  Nearest airport:  Manchester, NH
  From End of Program
  Location: West Swanzey
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Logan/, Boston/Hartford Springfield, Bradley/Manchester

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportation
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Logan-$160.00 Bradley-$145.00 Manchester-$136.00 per person... addl second person is $40.00 more
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Logan - 95 miles. Bradley - 85 miles. Manchester - 75 miles

   

Bus service is available from Bradley - requires bus change. No bus service from Logan or Manchester. Rental car rental is an option. Avis and Enterprise have drop-sites in Keene. Please call Chuck Anderson, Coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about the possibility of coordinating schedules with other participants.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston, MA Highway #2 West to 140 N. 140 N to 12 N. 12 N through Troy, NH to Flat Roof Mill Rd., (3.5 miles N of Troy) L on Flat Roof Mill Rd to #32. (about 4 miles - stop sign). R on 32 and an immediate L on Swanzey Lake Rd. 2.2 miles on Swanzey Lake Rd to West Shore Rd. Turn R and follow 1 mile to Pilgrim Pines sign.. continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
  Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA #91 N to exit 28A...(N of Greenfield, MA exit) Follow #10 N from that exit through Winchester, NH. Four miles N of Winchester look for Pilgrim Pines sign. When you pass the Shamrock Reality building, turn R on Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow 4 miles, bearing R to West Shore Rd. Turn L on West Shore Rd and follow one mile to Pilgrim Pines sign... continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Sunday, October 21)

Note: Check-in and Orientation



   
 Afternoon: Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge - Office. Coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m
 Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in the lodge.
 Evening: Orientation, 7:30 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introduction to CSI and wonderful music for the soul
(Monday, October 22)

Note: Opportunities for hiking to the beaver pond, canoeing, and enjoying the beauty of nature.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast, 8:00 a.m in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. Into to CSI/Course overview Break 10:45 a.m. Tour of Crime Lab - Power Point
 Lunch: Lunch, 12:30 p.m. in the lodge
 Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. Hike to Beaver Pond 3:00 p.m. Free time
 Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in lodge
 Evening: 7:15 p.m. Music for the Soul - Violin, Viola, Piano, Voice
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: DNA, Music for the soul and exploration of autumn colors
(Tuesday, October 23)

Note: Tour by vans of best autumn color in the region.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the lodge
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. Trace/Tire Treads/Shoe Prints Break 10:45 a.m. DNA/Serology
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. Tour by vans designed to enjoy the autumn color of the area- TBA
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge
 Evening: 7:15 p.m. Music for the Soul
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fieldtrip to explore local CSI operations - TBA
(Wednesday, October 24)

Note: Fieldtrip by vans



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. Field Trip in the Area - TBA
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: 2:30 p.m. Blood Spatter Break 4:00 p.m. Blood Spatter
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.
 Evening: 7:15 p.m. Music for the Soul
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Crime scene - actual cases and tools used for solving crime scenes
(Thursday, October 25)

Note: Free time on campus



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. Firearms/Documents/Latent Prints Break 10:45 a.m. Crime Scene - Actual Cases
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.Music for the Soul 3:00 p.m. Free time
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.
 Evening: Participants are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Mock crime Scene - Solve using what you have learned this week.
(Friday, October 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:45 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 8::45 a.m. Music for the Soul Break 10:15 a.m. Mock Crime Scene
 Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:15 p.m. in the lodge.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Swanzey New Hampshire Devision of Travel and Tourism
State of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665 For additional information, visit www.visitnh.gov
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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