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

Program Number: 4416RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/27/2014 - 5/2/2014; 10/19/2014 - 10/24/2014; 4/26/2015 - 5/1/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $588.00 - 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

4-27-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



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 Conference Center
  West Swanzey 5 nights
 Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Tranquil and beautiful, Pilgrim Pines Conference Center is nestled on the scenic shores of Swanzey Lake and it is surrounded by tree laden hills. In this setting, you are invited to relax and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. Pilgrim Pines is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church of the East Coast Conference and has been a provided for Road Scholar since 1988. It has been our policy not to allow alcoholic beverages on campus. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the out-of-doors. Most Road Scholar classes are presented in our beautiful open-space Meetinghouse while the Undercroft (lower level of our Chapel) and Chapel are used as needed.
  Contact info: 220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org
  Room amenities: A variety of housing accommodations awaits your choice and needs during your stay at Pilgrim Pines. All rooms shave private baths, new beds and walk-in showers with liquid soap. Each room has a table, a chair or chairs, a clock, radio, Kleenex, closet and lamps, along with its own heating unit and fans for the summer season. Since we do not have daily housekeeping services our guests are asked to make their own beds (linens and towels and bath mats provided), and at the end of their stay strip the beds, put the linens and towels in a pillow case and bring to designated location. Replacement linens and towels/washcloths are available upon request during the week. There are no TVs or phones in any of the rooms. A TV set with full cable access is available in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room. A courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of the Mayflower Lodge along with Wi-Fi access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel.
  Facility amenities: Our main class area at Pilgrim Pines is in the Meetinghouse, a beautiful structure with nature views through the windows and capable of holding up to 60 people. Our onsite Chapel which houses a grand piano, pipe organ and video projector is also occasionally used for classroom activities, while the Undercroft is used for our hands-on craft programs. Meals are served buffet style in our Mayflower Dining Room by full-time professional chefs who not only provide excellent meals with many choices, but also work to create alternate menus for special dietary needs indicated on Participant Information Forms returned prior to the start of the program. The superb quality and consistency of our food service has been a trademark of our Conference Center. Before or after meals, relax in the fireside room adjoining the Mayflower Dining Room and browse through our small library, enjoy conversation and/or view a favorite program on our one TV set with full cable access. While there are no phones in each room, a courtesy phone is available 24 hours a day on the porch of Mayflower Lodge along with wireless internet access in the Meetinghouse or Chapel. Snacks including fruit are provided each evening in the dining room and juices, soda, coffee and tea are available at any time. Morning coffee and snack is served in the classroom. Additionally Pilgrim Pines features the opportunity to enjoy (weather permitting) the sandy beach, waterfront activities, golf on our 9 hole course, tennis or a hike around the lake all at no additional cost.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior:  Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after:  Sometimes there are rooms available before or after programs. Please inquire.
  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 Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
12:15 p.m. in lodge dining room after lunch. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center 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/same reservation-$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-65 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.
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: Welcome dinner and Orientation
(Sunday, April 27)
   
 Afternoon: CHECK IN and REGISTRATION Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge Office located on Pilgrim Pines campus. When you get your room assignment, you also will receive your welcome packet containing your name tag, room key, up-t0-date schedule and other important information we will review during orientation that evening. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled 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 RECEPTION Join us for coffee and snacks from 3:30-5:00 pm and begin the process of getting to know the program and fellow participants.
 Dinner: Our welcome dinner is at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Lodge Dining Room, buffet style with an eclectic flair, offering a variety of selections with healthy choices to include vegetarian options, plus coffee, tea, and dessert.
 Evening: Orientation, 7:15 p.m. We will begin with introductions, then review the schedule, cover responsibilities, go over emergency procedures and seek to answer any questions you may have about our week together. PROGRAM OVERVIEW: We will explore the work of real CSIs with forensic scientists, law enforcement officials and historians.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: On Campus Recreational opportunities
(Monday, April 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 a.m in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, breads to toast, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea, and choice of juices. .
 Morning: PRESENTATION for our first class will be be an introduction to CSI and present an overview of work in a forensic lab. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy. The morning will continue with a case presentation of Sheila LaBarre-NH serial murderer.
 Lunch: Lunch,is served from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Mayflower Dining Room. Choose from a full salad bar, soup of the day, taco salad, and/or make your own sandwich, brownies or cookies and drinks of your choice. (gluten free or vegetarian available upon request).
 Afternoon: The afternoon will feature a number of options including a walk around the lake, canoeing,a brief lecture about Swanzey Lake and region, a planned hike and free time to read or rest.
 Dinner: Dinner,is 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 drinks of your choice (gluten free or vegetarian is available upon request).
 Evening: At 7:15 p.m there will be a presentation on luminol and bloodstains. The evening will conclude with a light snack in the Dining Room along with opportunities to discuss the day or relax and join other Road Scholars in a variety of activities.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Classes in Concord, and a visit to State Capitol Building
(Tuesday, April 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room, featuring choices of cold and hot cereals, breads to toast, scrambled eggs sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola, plus coffee, tea and juice.
 Morning: Using maxi-vans we will leave Pilgrim Pines after breakfast for our 75 minute ride to Concord, NH to enjoy our classes in the conference room at the Audubon Society. Coffee, Tea, and muffins will be available on our arrival to renew your energy for the morning. Our first class of the day will be presented by an outstanding Forensic Toxicologist from the NH Police State Lab.
 Lunch: At 12:15 pm, we will enjoy a box lunch prepared by the Pilgrim Pines staff.
 Afternoon: In the early afternoon we will enjoy a second presentation by a Forensic Toxicologist to help us understand in depth the work that goes on in the Lab. In the middle of the afternoon we will take a short trip to the NH Capitol Building for a guided tour. We will return in time for the evening meal. 3:30 p.m.Tour of Capitol Building
 Dinner: After a long day away, enjoy your full buffet dinner 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. The meal will include a full salad bar, meat and vegetable entrées, dessert and drinks of your choice. (gluten free and vegetarian meals are available upon request).
 Evening: After dinner we will enjoy a folk music concert presented by an outstanding artist. . For the close of the day you are invited to the dining room for a snack, opportunities for conversation, put together a puzzle, play parlor games, watch TV, and/or read before your sleep.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fieldtrip to Wyman Tavern in Keene, NH
(Wednesday, April 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring pancakes, sausage, bacon, hot and cold cereals, bread to toast, fruit and yogurt bar along with coffee, tea, and juice.
 Morning: Our first lecture of the day will feature an outstanding historian presenting a brief history of SW New Hampshire Coffee, Tea, Water, Fruit and coffee cake will be served to renew your energy. The second lecture of the day will focus in on Monadnock Moments - Unsolved murders of Cheshire County.
 Lunch: Enjoy our buffet style lunch served from 12:30-1:15 pm in Mayflower Dining Room. In addition to a full salad bar and soup of the day, enjoy a hot entrée along with dessert, and drinks of your choice. Alternate choices are always available upon request from our professional chefs..
 Afternoon: In the afternoon enjoy a Field Trip to Keene to visit Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Wyman Tavern, where Dartmouth College was founded and the minutemen from this area gathered to join up with the Revolutionary forces..
 Dinner: A full buffet dinner awaits your palate at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. In addition to a full salad bar, enjoy meat and vegetable entrées, homemade breads, cobbler or strawberry shortcake for dessert, and of course coffee and tea. .
 Evening: Tonight enter the world of a Crime Scene Investigator who will share how he does his work and some of the experiences he has encountered along the way.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Bullets and Ballistics
(Thursday, May 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring hot and cold cereals, french toast, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola along with coffee, tea and juice. Alternatives for special dietary needs are always available upon request.
 Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on firearms, different types, history and training. The morning break brings coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade donuts to renew your energy. Part two of the lecture on firearms will complete our morning.
 Lunch: Bag Lunch at 12:45 pm onsite
 Afternoon: After lunch you are invited to tour by maxi-van to covered bridges of Cheshire County. Free time options we be available
 Dinner: Our last evening meal together for the week will once again feature a full buffet dinner served at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room.
 Evening: 7:30 p.m. 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 Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Solving a mock crime scene
(Friday, May 2)
   
 Breakfast: We will begin serving breakfast at 8:00-8:45:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room. featuring baked oatmeal, a specialty of the house, omelette's, hash along with a fruit bar, yogurt and granola. As you have enjoyed your second cup of coffee or tea, we hope you have enjoyed the choices each morning. .
 Morning: This morning you will be given and opportunity to use the CSI skills you have learned this week to solve a mock crime scene. Mid morning you will be asked to check out of your rooms to enable our housekeeping staff time to prepare for the next group coming to the Conference Center. Coffee, tea, water, fruit and coffee rolls will be served. To complete our morning we will spend some time debriefing our experience at the mock crime scene and review the week. Break 10:15 a.m. Check out of Rooms 10:45 a.m. Debriefing Session
 Lunch: Our Farewell luncheon,which will be served at 12:00 noon in the Mayflower Dining Room. For participants who need to leave early, box lunches will be available upon request. Safe travel and thank you for attending our Road Scholar program at Pilgrim Pines. It has been a pleasure to serve you..
   
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


Monadnock Moments..Historic tales from Southwest New Hampshire


Author: Alan F. Rumrill


Description: Inspired by beloved local storyteller Fritz Wetherbee, Historical Society of Cheshire County director Alan F. Rumrill collected their sotires in his series, "Monadnock Moments" broadcast on Keene radio station WKNE from 1985 to 2005. Here he has gathered one hundred of his most interesting vignettes and paired them with historic images, chronicling the lives of business man, politicians and soldiers and spinning tales of disaster, murder and adventure that all had their roots in towns of southwest New Hampshire.





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