4416
West Swanzey
Blood, Bullets, Ballistics and Bifurcations: 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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5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
West Swanzey
D
Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

Afternoon: CHECK IN and REGISTRATION Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge Office located on Pilgrim Pines campus. When you get your room assignment, you also will receive your welcome packet containing your name tag, room key, up-t0-date schedule and other important information we will review during orientation that evening. 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. WELCOME RECEPTION Join us for coffee and snacks from 3:30-5:00 pm and begin the process of getting to know the program and fellow participants.

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

Evening: Orientation, 7:15 p.m. We will 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 will explore the work of real CSIs with forensic scientists, law enforcement officials and historians.

DAY
2
CSI Introduction, Hiking, Recreation, Music for the Soul
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

Activity note: Recreational Options will include a planned hike, brief lecture about geological make-up of region, canoeing or free time to read.

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 a retired detective/interviewer who has spent more than 35 years as a professional. The morning break will include coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade Danish to renew your energy. The morning will continue with qualifications, real stories in real life and how interviews are conducted.

Lunch: Lunch, will be served from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Mayflower Dining Room. Choose from a full salad bar, soup of the day, taco salad, and/or make your own sandwich, brownies or cookies and drinks of your choice. (gluten free or vegetarian available upon request).

Afternoon: This afternoon will feature a number of options including a planned hike for those who desire, canoeing, a brief lecture about Swanzey Lake and region, and free time to read or rest.

Dinner: Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m in the Mayflower Dining Room. After announcements and a blessing for the day a full buffet dinner awaits your palate featuring a salad bar, meat and vegetable entrée, dessert and drinks of your choice (gluten free or vegetarian is available upon request).

Evening: At 7:15 p.m there will be a presentation on firearms. 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 Capitol, Folk Music
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

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 maxi-vans 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 box lunch prepared by the Pilgrim Pines staff.

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 guided tour. We will return in time for the evening meal. 3:30 p.m.Tour of Capitol Building

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 we will enjoy a folk music concert presented by an outstanding artist. 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, blood stains, Sheila LaBarre Murder Case
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring pancakes, sausage, bacon, hot and cold cereals, bread to toast, fruit and yogurt bar along with coffee, tea, and juice.

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: Enjoy our buffet style lunch served from 12:30-1:15 pm in Mayflower Dining Room. In addition to a full salad bar and soup of the day, enjoy a hot entrée along with dessert, and drinks of your choice. Alternate choices are always available upon request from our professional chefs..

Afternoon: In the early afternoon we will examine the forensic science of blood stains and after a refreshing break hear the incredible story of the female murder case of Sheila LaBarre.

Dinner: A full buffet dinner awaits your palate at 6:00 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room. In addition to a full salad bar, enjoy meat and vegetable entrées, homemade breads, cobbler or strawberry shortcake for dessert, and of course coffee and tea. .

Evening: Tonight enjoy a free evening to watch a movie, play games, converse, read To close the day an evening snack will be provided. .

DAY
5
Local Unsolved Murders, Interviewing 101, Covered Bridges
West Swanzey
B,L,D
Pilgrim Pines Conference Center

Activity note: Excursion to Keene requires limited walking and standing.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style from 8:00-8:45 am in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring hot and cold cereals, french toast, sausage or bacon, fruit bar with yogurt and granola along with coffee, tea and juice. Alternatives for special dietary needs are always available upon request.

Morning: Our first lecture of the day will focus on the forensic study of tire tracks and footprints,. The morning break brings coffee, tea, water, fruit and homemade donuts to renew your energy. The second part of the morning will feature finger printing and the forensic study of finger prints. a veteran detective demonstrating the art of interview, training and experience to work as a CSI.

Lunch: A Buffet Lunch at served from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Mayflower Dining Room featuring homemade soup, full salad bar, hot entrée, desserts and drinks. Alternate menu choices are available upon request.

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: 7:30 p.m. Participants are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc.

DAY
6
Mock Crime Scene, Program Concludes
West Swanzey
B,L

Breakfast: We will begin serving breakfast at 8:00-8:45:45 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: This morning you will be given and opportunity to use the CSI skills you have learned this week to solve a mock crime scene. Mid morning you will be asked to check out of your rooms to enable our housekeeping staff time to prepare for the next group coming to the Conference Center. Coffee, tea, water, fruit and coffee rolls will be served. To complete our morning we will spend some time debriefing our experience at the mock crime scene and review the week. Break 10:15 a.m. Check out of Rooms 10:45 a.m. Debriefing Session

Lunch: Our Farewell luncheon,which will be served at 12:00 noon in the Mayflower Dining Room. For participants who need to leave early, box lunches will be available upon request. Safe travel and thank you for attending our Road Scholar program at Pilgrim Pines. It has been a pleasure to serve you..