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Pokagon State Park
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
5 B 5 L 5 D
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 and start us off with our first group photo of the program! We’ll then follow along for an orientation walk through the inn to become familiar with the locations of various amenities. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the full day ahead.

DAY
2
History I, Interviews, Breakouts, 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.

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

Morning: Dr. Randall Buchman, an author and professor emeritus at Defiance College, will join us for a historical presentation on the Civil War with emphasis on the wives and widows of the president, generals and enlisted men. Following the presentation, we’ll break into small groups for discussion sessions.

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

Afternoon: Participants will be broken down 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. Become a Naturalist: Participants will spend your time learning about Pokagon State Park's winter wildlife and their adaptions that help them survive. Origami demonstration. Personal Legacy Interviews. Following the “breakout group” session, take some free time do what you wish. Perhaps you’d like to hike in the park, read a book, use the pool or whirlpool, or take a nap.

Dinner: Inn buffet.

Evening: Dr. Randall Buchman will continue his sociological Civil War history presentation from the morning with a second session. The remainder of the evening will be at leisure.

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

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part III with Dr. Randall Buchman. Afterwards, we’ll have a Show and Tell session. Share some of your favorite items from your hobbies!

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: Auburn Cord Duesenburg Museum presentation. The remainder of the evening will be at leisure.

DAY
4
History IV, Show & Tell, Breakouts, Antiques
Angola, IN
B,L,D
Potawatomi Inn

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part IV with Dr. Randall Buchman. Show and Tell session. Share some of your favorite items from your hobbies.

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 get appraised!

DAY
5
History Part V, Turtle Talks, History VI, Storytelling
Angola, IN
B,L,D
Potawatomi Inn

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part V with Dr. Randall Buchman. Turtle Talks.

Lunch: Inn buffet.

Afternoon: History Part V with Dr. Randall Buchman. The remainder of the afternoon will be free to enjoy the amenities of the Inn.

Dinner: Inn buffet.

Evening: Our favorite local Storyteller Lou Ann Homan will be joining us for an evening of favorite stories.

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

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 12:00 Noon.

Breakfast: Inn buffet.

Morning: History Part V with Dr. Randall Buchman.

Lunch: Inn buffet. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!