15828
Indiana
Winter At Pokagon: Inspired Learning in Indiana
Winter in Pokagon State Park is inspiring! Join us to explore the wonders of wetlands, medical procedures from various US wars, Legends, and myths and create stained glass mosaic.
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Program No. 15828RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Angola, IN
D
Potawatomi Inn

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m. You may store your luggage in the meeting room until your guest room is available.

Afternoon: Enjoy some relaxation time and/or games in the meeting room until participants arrive. Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the ball room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and to learn when and where the Orientation session will take place. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. The Inn has many amenities that you are welcome to use including a pool, sauna, and whirlpool which are open until 11:00 p.m. Each morning there will be a group exercise session around 8:00 a.m.; if you wish to participate, please eat breakfast a bit earlier. On 2 days, Show-and-Tell sessions will allow for participants to share some of their favorite items with the group. There will also be an antique evaluation session led by a local expert during which participants are encouraged to bring an item to present. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Evenings at leisure offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable through personal independent exploration, engaging in available activities on your own, or simply relaxing and making new friends among fellow participants. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may be changed due to local conditions/circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: In the Historic Dining Room at the Inn, we’ll have a bountiful buffet welcome dinner.

Evening: In the Lake James Ballroom, a Pokagon State Park Interpreter will give an introductory presentation on the park, a group photo will be taken, followed by a "Getting to know you" time. Be prepared to comment on "your favorite Road Scholar program." Lee Edgerton will tell us a "bedtime story." A building tour will finish out the evening.

DAY
2
"History Part I, Show and Tell, Breakout groups, History II
Angola, IN
B,L,D
Potawatomi Inn

Activity note: An early morning exercise session with various activities will take place each day in the Lake James Room for those interested. Be sure to get breakfast early if you wish to participate. Free time after the program in the afternoon to hike in the park, play games, use the pool and whirlpool or rest. In the evening, after the program, there will be a Sing-a-long, cards, games, and popcorn.

Breakfast: In the Historic Dining Room at the Inn, we’ll enjoy a breakfast buffet.

Morning: Randall Buchman, an author and professor emeritus at Defiance College, will present Session I of the Legends, Folklore and Myths - "Is it a legend, folklore or myth?" Following the History session, we will have session I of our "Show and Tell" time - Sharing something you have saved, a hobby or some other interest.

Lunch: In the Historic Dining Room at the Inn, we’ll have a lunch buffet.

Afternoon: Participants will be divided into smaller groups for the first of three rotating “breakout sessions” that will take place over three afternoons. Everyone will have an opportunity to do each one during the three scheduled days. Wonders of the Wetlands presented by Marie Laudeman; Stained Glass Mosaics with Linda Boyer; and a field trip to the Nature Center with birding, exhibits and CCC video. An interpreter will be available to assist you and to answer your questions.

Dinner: Inn buffet.

Evening: Randall Buchman will continue with Part II: "Best legend, folklore and myth." The remainder of the evening may be spent singing, playing cards, putting puzzles together, playing games or using the pool and whirlpool.

DAY
3
History Part III, Show & Tell II, Breakouts, History Part IV
Angola, IN
B,L,D
Potawatomi Inn

Activity note: Morning Exercise class, Afternoon after the program free for hiking in the park, playing games, pool and whirlpool or resting. Evening after the program join in the sing-a-long, games and popcorn or use the pool and whirlpool.

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part III with Randall Buchman: "Other Legends". Afterwards, we’ll have Show and Tell session II. Share some of the favorite items you have saved or tell about a favorite hobby.

Lunch: Inn buffet.

Afternoon: Breakout group Session 2. Each group will rotate and participate in an activity they did not do during session 1. The remainder of the afternoon will be free.

Dinner: Inn buffet.

Evening: History IV with Randall Buchman, "Other legends continued." Followed by free time to join in the sing-a-long, play cards or games, or work on the jig-saw puzzle.

DAY
4
History V, Books I Recommend, Breakouts, Antique Evaluation
Angola, IN
B,L,D
Potawatomi Inn

Activity note: Morning Exercise Class, Afternoon after the program free for hiking in the park, playing games or resting. Evening after the program join in the sing-a-long, games and popcorn

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part V with Randall Buchman: "Folklore Heroes." Share a Book, Part I, Tell about a book that you have enjoyed and would recommend to others to read.

Lunch: Inn buffet.

Afternoon: Breakout group Session 3. Each group will rotate and participate in the activity they have not done in Sessions 1 or 2. The remainder of the afternoon is free.

Dinner: Inn buffet.

Evening: In the Lake James Room at the Inn, a local expert will lead an antique evaluation to determine whether items are trinkets or treasures. Be sure to bring something you would like to have evaluated.

DAY
5
History Part VI, Books II, Medicine, Grad., Johnny Appleseed
Angola, IN
B,L,D
Potawatomi Inn

Activity note: Morning Exercise Class, Evening Sing-a-long, Games and Popcorn.

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part VI with Randall Buchman: "Folklore Heroes continued." Followed by Part II of Book Share.

Lunch: Inn buffet.

Afternoon: Changes in Medicine during the American Wars with Jim Dazey. Followed by free time.

Dinner: Inn buffet.

Evening: Hank Fincken, from A National Theatre Company of One will portray a 70 year old Johnny Appleseed. Certificates and passports will be given to the participants.

DAY
6
History Part VII, Program Concludes
Angola, IN
B,L

Activity note: Morning Exercise Class, Lunch buffet in dining room at 11:00. Hotel check-out by 12:00 Noon.

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part VII with Dr. Randall Buchman: "Wrap-up.".

Lunch: Inn buffet. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to joining us at Potawatomi Inn.






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