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

Program Number: 4416RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/19/2014 - 10/24/2014; 4/26/2015 - 5/1/2015; 10/25/2015 - 10/30/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $598.00 - 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.



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.
 
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: All rooms have 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. PIF Personal Information Form
  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-$170.00/Bradley-$169.00/Manchester-$163.00 -(1-3 people).Add gratuity..
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 - 21/2 hrs 

 

Distance:

 

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

   

Greyhound bus service available from Logan to Keene, NH, Sunday and Friday. Call for price and schedule. Amtrak is available from NYC and other cities to Brattleboro, VT. Pilgrim Pines provides transportation from Keene/Brattleboro. A rental car is option to Thomas Transportation. Enterprise and Avis have drop sites in Keene, NH. Please call Chuck Anderson, coordinator 603-499-1994 for help with transportation needs.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston, MA From Boston, take Highway 2 West to 140 N toward Wincendon, MA. 140N will merge into 12 N in Wincendon. Continue to follow 12 North through Troy, NH. Approximately 2 miles north of Troy you will see a sign for Pilgrim Pines. Continue on 12 North and turn left onto Flat Roof Mill Rd. (If you go by a Honda dealership on your left you missed the turn.) Follow Flat Mill Rd for approximately 4 miles to route 32 (T intersection). At the intersection, turn right onto Route 32 and then take an immediate left onto Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow Swanzey Lake Rd for 2.2 miles and you will come to the dam on Swanzey Lake. Just after the dam, the first road you will see on your right will be East Shore Road. Continue driving 100 yards more to your second right, which will be West Shore Rd (there should be a sign for Pilgrim Pines). Turn right and follow West Shore Road one mile to the Pilgrim Pines sign. Continue 1/4 mile past the sign to the Conference Center. The Mayflower Lodge will be on your left and that is where we will meet and eat.
  Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA From Hartford, CT or Springfield, MA, take Route 91 N to Exit 28A (just N of Greenfield, MA) toward Route 10 North. Follow 10 North through Winchester, NH. Four miles N of Winchester, look for Pilgrim Pines sign. Just before the Ashuelot River, turn right onto Westport Village Road. Continue straight on Westport Village Road for approximately half a mile and then bear right at the fork onto Homestead Ave. Continue for another half mile before taking a right onto Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow Swanzey Lake Road for approximately 1.5 miles, before turning left onto West Shore Rd. Continue one mile to the Pilgrim Pines sign and the Mayflower Lodge - Office will be on your left.
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:
(Sunday, October 19)

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, 7:15 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introduction to CSI and wonderful music for the soul
(Monday, October 20)

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 Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: DNA, Music for the soul and exploration of autumn colors
(Tuesday, October 21)

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 Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fieldtrip to explore local CSI operations - TBA
(Wednesday, October 22)

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 Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Crime scene - actual cases and tools used for solving crime scenes
(Thursday, October 23)

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 Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Mock crime Scene - Solve using what you have learned this week.
(Friday, October 24)
   
 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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