8917
Slayton
Minnesota's Dakota Conflict, Nature's Notebook and Comparative Religion
Experts will cover religion, Native American history, agriculture and our environment, while excursions include a museums, a wind farm and a trip around historic sites on the lake.
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Program No. 8917RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5 B 5 L 5 D
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Slayton, MN
D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Afternoon: Day one will begin with registration at 4:00 p.m. and time to move in.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: An evening get-acquainted time and introduction to the week's program.

DAY
2
Comparative Religion, Currie Railroad & History Museum
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - Early American History and Dakota Conflict

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip to Currie Railroad and History Museum.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Railroads and Hobos led by Louise Gervais

DAY
3
Great Oasis, Comparative Religion, Pipestone Monument
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - Early American History and Dakota Conflict

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip to Pipestone National Monument.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Draining of the Great Oasis led by Janet Timmerman

DAY
4
Agriculture & Comparative Religion, Danebod Folk School
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - Early American History and Dakota Conflict

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip to Danebod Folk School and Museum, then to a Southwest Minnesota wind generators.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie led by Jesse James

DAY
5
Insects & Agriculture, Lake Shetek Park, Southwest Minnesota
Slayton, MN
B,L,D
Lake Shetek Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 - Early American History and Dakota Conflict

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Field trip and guided tour of Lake Shetek settler sites during the 1862 Dakota Conflict. Also, visit Lake Shetek State Park.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Evening: Insects and Agriculture led by Lee French

DAY
6
Birding, Comparative Religion, Program Concludes
Slayton, MN
B,L

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Morning: Class # 1 - Comparative Religion. Class # 2 -Birds in Southwest Minnesota

Lunch: Lunch in the Dakota Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Independent departures after lunch.