4416
New Hampshire

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

Explore the real-world excitement of CSI as you join forensic scientists to participate in crime lab demonstrations, learn about DNA analysis and help solve a mock homicide.
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Program No. 4416RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
West Swanzey
D
Pilgrim Pines Camp and Retreat Center

Activity note: Lodge check-in available from 4:00 PM

Afternoon: Program Check-in begins at 4:00-5:30 PM in Mayflower Lodge Office located on Pilgrim Pines campus. You will receive your room assignment and welcome packet containing your name tag, room key, up-to-date schedule and other important information regarding your stay at Pilgrim Pines. You are invited to join fellow participants and hosts for coffee and snacks from 4:00-5:30 PM. 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.

Dinner: Our welcome dinner is at 6:00 PM in the Mayflower Lodge Dining Room, buffet style, offering a variety of selections with healthy choices to include vegetarian options, plus coffee, tea, and dessert.

Evening: Orientation - 7:00 PM. We 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 explore the work of real CSIs with forensic scientists, law enforcement officials and historians.

DAY
2
Major Crime Unit, Tour of covered bridges, Ballistics
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Camp and Retreat Center

Activity note: We’ll have an opportunity to take part in a pre-breakfast Tai Chi session that promotes strength, balance, and peace of mind. Getting in/out of maxi-vans; driving about 15 miles, approximately 2 hours each way. Walking and standing at field trip sites and photo opportunities.

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 how does a real CSI get the job done presented by the State of New Hampshire's Major Crime Unit. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy. The morning will continue discovering the work of the Major Crime Unit.

Lunch: In the Dining Room, we’ll have a buffet lunch with a full salad bar, soup of the day, and hot entrée plus beverage choices of coffee, tea, water.

Afternoon: This afternoon begins with a covered bridge tour of local covered bridges. We then enter into a study of firearms lead by a local ballistics expert.

Dinner: At 6:00 PM in the Mayflower Dining Room, we’ll have a buffet dinner with a full salad bar, meat and vegetable entrées, dessert, and beverage choice of coffee, tea, water.

Evening: At 7:00 p.m you will continue exploring the world of firearms with a ballistics expert. 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.

DAY
3
Toxicology Class, NH State Capital
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Camp and Retreat Center

Activity note: We’ll have an opportunity to take part in a pre-breakfast Tai Chi session that promotes strength, balance, and peace of mind. Getting in and out of a motorcoach. Driving approximately 120 miles, about three hours. Walking up stairs to the State House, standing occasionally during the State House tour.

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 a motor coach 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 bagged lunch prepared by Pilgrim Pines kitchen.

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 private guided tour. We will return in time for the evening meal.

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, you will meet with a New Hampshire K-9 Unit to explore their important work in the State of New Hampshire. 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.

DAY
4
Forensic Biology, Sheila LaBarre Murder Case, Concert
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Camp and Retreat Center

Activity note: We’ll have an opportunity to take part in a pre-breakfast Tai Chi session that promotes strength, balance, and peace of mind. Sitting during lectures.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring farm-to-table, New Hampshire grown/produced foods.

Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on Forensic Biology. Coffee, Tea, Water, Fruit and coffee cake will be served to renew your energy. The second lecture of the day will continue our focus on Forensic Biology.

Lunch: In the Dining Room, we’ll have a buffet lunch with a full salad bar, soup of the day, and hot entrée plus beverage choices of coffee, tea, water.

Afternoon: In the early afternoon we will examine the forensic science of blood stains. We will end the afternoon with the incredible story of the female murder case of Sheila LaBarre.

Dinner: At 6:00 PM in the Mayflower Dining Room, we’ll have a buffet dinner with a full salad bar, meat and vegetable entrées, dessert, and beverage choice of coffee, tea, water.

Evening: Tonight, enjoy an evening of classical guitar by a local musician.

DAY
5
Local Unsolved Murders, Deputy Medical Examiner
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Camp and Retreat Center

Activity note: We’ll have an opportunity to take part in a pre-breakfast Tai Chi session that promotes strength, balance, and peace of mind. Excursion to Keene requires limited walking and standing and getting in an out of maxi-vans. Driving approximately 20 miles, about 1 hour.

Breakfast: From 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM in the Mayflower Dining Room, the Farm-to-Table breakfast buffet offers local choices such as scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, vegetables and cheese with fruit bar with yogurt and granola, bread for toast, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.

Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on the work of the New Hampshire Assistant Deputy Medical Examiner. The morning break brings coffee, tea, water, fruit and pastries to renew your energy. The second part of the morning continues with real cases in the work of the Medical Examiners office.

Lunch: In the Dining Room, we’ll have a buffet lunch with a full salad bar, soup of the day, and hot entrée plus beverage choices of coffee, tea, water.

Afternoon: After lunch you are invited to journey to the Historical Society of Cheshire County located in Keene to hear a presentation by an outstanding historian concerning unsolved murders of Cheshire County. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to explore the Currier and Ives city of Keene, NH.

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: An evening of free time.

DAY
6
Mock Crime Scene, Program Concludes
West Swanzey
B

Activity note: We’ll have an opportunity to take part in a pre-breakfast Tai Chi session that promotes strength, balance, and peace of mind.

Breakfast: We will begin serving breakfast at 8:00-8:45 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: After breakfast, we have ample time to check out of our rooms. We meet at 10:00 a.m. for our final session, where you will be given an opportunity to use the CSI skills you have learned this week to solve a mock crime scene. Bagged lunches are available throughout the morning to sustain you as you head home. We wish you safe travels and hope you had a stimulating week of lifelong learning. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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