8:00am to 9:00am - Breakfast is cooked to order for that personal touch, served in the main dining room.
9:15am to 11:30am - Humanist Tools and Methods - Critical Thinking. How can we improve our ability to think and deliberate? Explanation of reason, logic, critical thinking, and the Socratic method, followed by an exercising in applying them to resolving moral dilemmas.
12:00pm to 1:00pm Served in the restaurant on the same level
Humanist Tools and Methods - Science. As the class is transported to the Mount Snow Golf Course, the instructor will ask the critical question, “How do we know that we know?” Logic, evidence, experiment, analysis, and other scientific methods will be discussed. Then these approaches will be put to work as naturalist Michael Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum leads an easy one-mile hike on the Crosstown Trail in Dover to look at one or two beaver ponds. With many years of beaver activity in the area, there will be plenty of material to discuss and scientific evidence to analyze. Special note will be taken of clues that still exist on the landscape that can tell us a great deal about what happened here in the past. True environmental engineers, beavers are a recently recovered force in shaping Vermont with a variety of issues surrounding that return. The group will be picked up at the other end of the trail to return to the Inn
6:00pm to 7:00pm. Served in the dining room on the same level.
7:30pm to 9:00pm - Local musicians