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The Great Recession, Can Technology Save Our Environment, Conservancy in SW New Hampshire

Program Number: 21247RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/15/2013 - 9/20/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $588.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    


Date Specific Information

9-15-2013

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Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.



The Great Depression and the Great Recession

The recession that began in 2008 has been the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But the two downturns bear other similarities, which can inform us regarding both causes of and recovery from the more recent crisis.



Can Technology Save Our Environment?

The MIT-authored book, “Limits to Growth,” projected an economic and food-per-capita collapse by 2013. Predictions for the population explosion and non-renewable resource depletion have been accurate to date. Can new birth control and energy technology save us in time?



Conservancy in SW New Hampshire

How does the farm remain a farm? A forest, a forest? What happens to the people of the land? Through lectures, field trips and interviews, explore conservancy's mission and process in preserving the land and its people of the Monadnock region of southwest New Hampshire.




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.



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/Bradley/Manchester

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Logan-$152.00/Bradley-$137.00/Manchester-$128.00/Addl passenger-$20.00 ea
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

 

Distance:

 

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

   

No Bus service available from airports. Rental car is option. Enterprise and Avis have drop sites in Keene, NH (10 miles from Pilgrim Pines). Please call Chuck Anderson, coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about 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.
Equipment Requirements: No special equipment is needed
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: Check-in/Welcome/Dinner/Orientation
(Sunday, September 15)

Note: Check into your rooms/Explore the beauty of the campus/Welcome Dinner and Orientation



   
 Afternoon: CHECK IN * REGISTRATION: 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge on the Pilgrim Pines campus. When you get your room assignment, you will also receive your welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening. Please be aware that program activities and schedule times could change due to local circumstance: in the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible Thank you for your understanding. WELCOME: Join us for coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m
 Dinner: Our Welcome Dinner is at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Lodge. Served buffet style with an eclectic flair, our welcome dinner will include a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Gluten free or special diet needs are available upon request.
 Evening: ORIENTATION: 7:15 pm. We will begin with introductions of the staff, then review the schedule, cover responsibilities and safety guidelines, emergency procedures and then begin to find out who is at this Road Scholar event.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introductory lectures today: The Great Depression, Can Technology Save Our Environment? and Conservancy
(Monday, September 16)

Note: Classes and an opportunity for a planned hike,waterfront activities: swimming, canoeing, and boat rides.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served 8:00-8:45 a.m in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea, and juice.
 Morning: Chuck Wiberg will present his first lecture on The Great Depression. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy. Dr Paul Carr will present the second lecture on Can Technology Save Our Environment?
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. in the Mayflower Dining Room inviting you to choices from a full salad bar, soup of the day, taco salad and or sandwich, dessert, and drinks of your choice. Alternative menus are available upon request.
 Afternoon: In the afternoon, opportunities on campus will include swimming in the lake, (for the hearty souls) canoeing, boat rides, a planned hike, golf, tennis, gift shop, and resting, reading by the lake, ice.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for the day, a full buffet dinner awaits your palate featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and choice of drinks. Gluten free and special dietary needs are available upon request.
 Evening: After dinner, Ryan Owen, President of Monadnock Conservancy will present opening lecture on the mission and work of the Conservancy. The evening will conclude with a light snack in the Dining Room along with opportunities to converse, build a puzzle, watch TV, read or join in a table game.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Two wonderful lectures/field trip to see the land and its people
(Tuesday, September 17)

Note: Classroom lectures and a field trip



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, bread to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea and juice.
 Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on Can Technology Save Our Environment?The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and coffee cake to help renew your energy. The second lecture for today will focus on The Great Depression.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room with delicious choices from the salad bar, homemade soup, chicken sandwiches, dessert and choice of drinks. Our professional chefs are always available to prepare alternative menu requests.
 Afternoon: Our first field trip will take us to Tippin Rock Farm where we will see the land, meet the people and hike to Tippin Rock. The second visit will be to the Johnson Farm filled with historic stories of a family and life through the years.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing a delicious buffet will be served including a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice. Alternative special dietary needs are available upon request.
 Evening: Our evening will continue with folk music of New Hampshire. Following the evening of entertainment a light snack will be available in the Dining Room along with opportunities to converse, watch TV, read, put together a puzzle before closure of the day.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Three excellent lectures with an opportunity to tour a special place in the Monadnock Region
(Wednesday, September 18)

Note: Lectures and a tour of the Monadnock Region using maxi vans. The place will be determined by the weather and the interest of the group.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room, featuring pancakes, sausage, bacon, hot and cold cereals, breads to toast, fruit, yogurt bar along with coffee, tea and juice.
 Morning: Our first lecture of the morning will focus on The Great Depression. During the morning break, coffee, tea, water, fruit and muffins to renew your energy. Dr Carr will conclude our morning with lecture on Can Technology Save Our Environment?
 Lunch: A full buffet lunch will be served from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room, with choices from the salad bar, homemade soup of the day, make your own wrap, dessert, and drinks. Gluten free and special dietary need menus are available upon request.
 Afternoon: This afternoon we will offer a Tour of the Monadnock region. The place will be determined by weather and the interest of the group.
 Dinner: A delicious buffet Dinner awaits your palate at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. A full salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice complete our meal. Alternative menus are available upon request from our professional chefs.
 Evening: Our day will conclude with an excellent film "Rural Character" stories of people in the Monadnock region. Following the film a light snack will be available in the dining room along with opportunities for conversation. puzzle making, table games, TV, read to conclude the day.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: In addition to the outstanding lectures, enjoy a field trip and Homespun
(Thursday, September 19)

Note: Homespun will give Road Scholars an opportunity to share a special story, song, poem, etc.



   
 Breakfast: A fantastic buffet Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room.
 Morning: Dr. Carr will begin our day with a lecture Can Technology Save Our Environment? The morning break will feature coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade donuts to renew your energy. Chuck Wiberg will conclude our morning with a lecture on The Great Depression.
 Lunch: Lunch featuring a full menu of salad bar, soup sandwiches, dessert and drink will be served buffet style in the Mayflower Dining Room from 12:30 - 1:15pm.
 Afternoon: Our field trips today will take us to forests and lands put into Conservancy to help protect our environment and the awesome beauty of the region.
 Dinner: Our Dinner this evening will be served buffet style at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. Alternative menus are available upon request.
 Evening: Delight in an Art Show presented by the watercolor artists in another Road Scholar program on campus. Then, participants from both Road Scholar programs are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc. Following the program, we will make our own sundaes and enjoy a time of sharing,
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Concluding lectures, check-out of rooms and farewell luncheon
(Friday, September 20)

Note: check-out of rooms and farewell luncheon



   
 Breakfast: Our concluding buffet breakfast will feature baked oatmeal, a specialty of the house along with all the other special entrees you have come to enjoy throughout the week. It will be served from 7:45-8:30 am in the Mayflower Dining Room.
 Morning: This morning, Chuck Wiberg and Paul Carr will give their concluding lectures. We have learned much and express our thanks to each instructor for the excellence of presentation and content. During the morning we will take a break to check out of our rooms so the housekeeping staff will have time to prepare for the next group. The week will conclude with a Farewell Luncheon.
 Lunch: Our Farewell luncheon will be served at 12:15 p.m. and once again will feature our full buffet menu. Box lunches will be available for any Road Scholars who need to leave early.
   
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.

Suggested Reading List


Beauty in Science and Spirit


Author: Paul H. Carr


Description: This is a book about the interplay of science and spirit. The scientific account of the origin of the universe complements that of spiritual stories. Each can be beautiful in its own way. Each has a different purpose. Spiritual stories answer "why" and give guidance and motivation for living. Scientific theories explain "how," give an account of measurements and make predictions. Integrating the "how" and the "why" leads to a beautiful new story that transcends national and cultural differences. Available from textbooks.com





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