MI 2017 Courses: Travel
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The Courses


Aerospace Trip to Cape Canaveral (T) Animal Adventures (T) Animal Rescue in Rincón (T) Art and Music in Montreal (T) Bridges to Community: Building a Home in Nicaragua (T) Emergency Response Wilderness First Aid (T) England: In Literary Footsteps (T) For the Love of Snow (T) France: Language Immersion, History and Contemporary Culture in the Midi (T) Maine Huts & Trails (T) New England Music Festival (T) NY 'C' a Musical (T) Seeking to Make a Difference? Service Learning in Serbia (T) Stress Management and Yoga at Kripalu (T) White Mountain Adventures (T)


Please note: Grayed out courses are at full enrollment and are not accepting any more registrations.


COURSE

Aerospace Trip to Cape Canaveral

INSTRUCTOR(S)

David Nagy (s), Noah Soderquist (s), Eric Dennison, and Jenn Quevedo

LOCATION

HHS, Manchester NH, TBD possible flight connection location, Cape Canaveral FL, Titusville FL, Orlando FL

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$980

"Let's see where Curiosity will take us" On this trip to Florida's east coast, students will visit NASA's facilities at Kennedy Space Center to learn about what it takes to work among the world's finest engineers, scientists, and programmers in a unique behind-the-scenes look at the wonderful world of aerospace. On this trip we will visit and interact with the Vehicle Assembly Building and launch pads as well as the Operations and Checkout buildings for astronauts and cargo. We will also get a glance inside NASA's famous launch control center and experience what it's like to launch a rocket into space. The trip will also include time in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Rocket Garden and Apollo/Saturn V Hall as well as the normal bus tour throughout the entirety of Kennedy Space Center. Due to government property restrictions, all group members must be current US citizens and have valid passports.


COURSE

Animal Adventures

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Maryann Postans, Patricia Murray, Julia Stahl (s), and Jessica Ridge (s)

LOCATION

Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida

READING(S)

Pros and Cons of Zoos

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

24

STUDENT COST

$1000

Designed to give students an opportunity to explore career aspirations in zoology and other applied animal science fields or just to learn more about animal conservation. This four-day animal adventure (T-F) will take you to Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida. There you will join the elite animal care crew and have actual hands-on experiences learning what the resident need daily to survive and thrive in captivity. Expert animal care takers will help students discover what role they can play in animal conservation and in the protection of endangered species. A non-refundable deposit of $155 will be due no later than November 17, 2016 (our 1st March Intensive Group Meeting Day) to hold a spot on this trip.


COURSE

Animal Rescue in Rincón

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Aimee Goodwin (cm) and Tim Berube

LOCATION

Rincón, Puerto Rico

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

14

STUDENT COST

$1,300

This trip would involve travel to Puerto Rico for up to 12 students. Time there will be spent with Animal Rescue Rincon (ARF), it's organizers, veterinarians and rescued animals. Students will learn about animal welfare issues in general (eg. population control methods) and specific to Puerto Rico (eg. abandoned pets) by spending hands-on time with ARF and their dogs. A service project will be incorporated (eg installing a fence for a dog foster family). This trip will also include a surfing component as Rincon is a famous surf town. Lessons will be provided by a local surf school. During scheduled down-time, students will be able to rent boards with their chaperones for some free surf time.


COURSE

Art and Music in Montreal

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Elizabeth Keene, Deb Kennedy (cm), and Margaret Werner (s)

LOCATION

Montreal

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$550

This March Intensive will primarily focus on the culture of the vibrant city of Montreal. Art, music, and cuisine are just some of the topics we will be exploring. We intend to explore a lesser seen side to the city, through offbeat activities and integrating ourselves amongst locals. French will not be a focus on our trip and experience with the French language is not required. If you are currently enrolled in French 4H, we discourage you from signing up for this course because you will be taking a similar trip for your final exam..



COURSE

Bridges to Community: Building a Home in Nicaragua

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Matt Prince, Ellen and Pete Mulvihill (cm)

LOCATION

Masaya, Nicaragua

READING(S)

The Comandante's Canal

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

15

STUDENT COST

$1350

Under the auspices of Bridges to Community, a non-profit organization with experience in Nicaragua, a group of adventurous students will help construct houses in a Nicaraguan village. This will be an intense and challenging experience. Students will be mixing cement, lifting blocks, helping masons, sleeping in cots, and "showering" from a bucket. The food will be basic but carefully prepared (bottled water and lots of chlorine rinsing of vegetables and dishware). Students will also need a valid passport, a set of inoculations, and the willingness to do some extra fundraising.


COURSE

Emergency Response Wilderness First Aid

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Candace Nattie, Abigale Pelletier (cm), and Thomas Hermanson

LOCATION

HHS Classroom day 1 then Highland Lodge Crawfords Notch, NH

READING(S)

Wilderness First Aid Text Book

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

18

STUDENT COST

$625

The students will become certified in Heartsaver CPR/AED and learn about the DHART helicopter transport program at DHMC — a complete tour of the base area, helicopter, the facility and an explanation of the program and cases. The students will travel to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains and complete the Wilderness First Aid course which is 20 hours of classes with outdoor practice of different case scenarios and how to provide care for the injured. They will also climb a 4,000-ft. Mt. Pearce in all conditions. The climbing conditions have ranged from several feet of snow requiring snowshoes, to all ice requiring microspikes, to wearing shorts in sunny weather. Our training will follow this plan: (Day 1) CPR/AED training at HHS in the morning then a complete tour and introduction to the DHART program at DHMC in the afternoon; (Day 2) The AMC Lodge at Crawford Notch in the White Mts. with classes in Wilderness First Aid; (Day 3) The top of a 4,000-ft. Mt. Pierce hiking and carrying gear; (Day 4) Crawford Notch Lodge finishing training and Wilderness First Aid Certification Training with the SOLO program. Our students will return fully certified in CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid.


COURSE

England: In Literary Footsteps

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Anna Gado, John Donnelly, and Student Assistants (TBD)

LOCATION

London, Cambridge, Ely, Bath, Winchester

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$1600

They may be dead and famous now, but before their works were read in schools around the world, poets and novelists were real people, too! Come and see the buildings, streets, and landscapes where they lived and found inspiration for some of the works you have read in class. Follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Shakespeare, Austen, Chaucer, Brooke, Pepys, and many others! (Students should have taken at least one of the following courses with Ms. Gado: EEL, LEL, WC, SH, CEN, Poetry). Note! A $100 deposit will be required by Nov. 4th. See Ms. Gado for details.


COURSE

For the Love of Snow

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Hal Bourne and Andy Puchalik

LOCATION

Room 129 & Off-site

READING(S)

Selections from Backcountry Magazine

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$310

For the Love of Snow will provide students an introduction to the backcountry in winter. We will review topics such as leave-no-trace ethics and basic winter safety awareness, and we will more carefully study map, compass, GPS, and navigation skills. For homework, students will read periodical articles from Backcountry Magazine. Our work will move to the field for all four days, including an overnight at a hotel. Students must be expert in the use of their own backcountry touring equipment: snowboards and snowshoes, telemark or alpine touring skis with skins, or alpine skis and snowshoes. Helmets, eye protection, the ten essentials, and a pack in which to carry them all are required for students. This course will be extremely physically demanding—students should be prepared to strenuously exert themselves for up to six hours per day.


COURSE

France: Language Immersion, History and Contemporary Culture in the Midi

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Maureen Doyle and Laurie Harrington

LOCATION

France

READING(S)

Man who Planted Trees (Giono); Selected articles from Le Monde, Midi Libre, & Radio France International on the region its culture and history

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

10

STUDENT COST

$1620

This travel course, led by two fluent French speakers, is open to any French student at an advanced level (i.e., French 4, 4 Honors, 5, 5 Honors or above). The goals are French language immersion and exploration of French history and contemporary culture. We will live together in a house in southern France, sharing the chores and rewards of communal life: conversing, shopping, cooking, cleaning, planning and debriefing daily excursions. We will visit sites -- some world-famous, others off the beaten path -- that have played a role in the formation of the language, culture, politics and society of contemporary France. The itinerary is tightly coupled with the French 4 and 5 culture curriculum, as outlined in the text Trésors du Temps (Glencoe) and will retrace the history of France, starting with its prehistory. With this goal in mind, we’ll visit dolmens and caves, Roman aqueducts and amphitheaters, medieval walled cities, papal palaces and crusader ports, and the havens of post-impressionist painters. Participants must be prepared to walk every day, sometimes over challenging terrain, because many of the sites are only accessible on foot. In addition to honing our French skills and exploring the rich and complex connections between historic France contemporary French society, we will practice traveling on a tight budget and living together well with others.


COURSE

Maine Huts & Trails

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Michael Morris, Tom Gamble, and Judy Chaves (cm)

LOCATION

Various huts in Maine

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

14

STUDENT COST

$500

Students should expect to ski 10-15 miles per day on varied terrain. Intermediate level of nordic skiing is recommended. Students will need to provide their own equipment. Most of each day will be spent in the elements so proper clothing and a love for cold, snowy weather is a must. Each evening we will stay at a new hut where there will be a comfortable bed and a relative degree of warmth to enjoy. Meals will be provided by the hut keepers. The trip will run from Sunday through Friday.


COURSE

New England Music Festival

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Jennifer Chambers and Hannah Rommer

LOCATION

HHS Music Dept.

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

30

STUDENT COST

$100

Students should NOT sign up for this MI course during the ordinary registration period. It is a course for music students who qualify for this particular festival and will need to leave school halfway through March Intensive week in order to attend. New England Music Festival participants will prepare for the performance as well as collaborate in creative arts focused projects.


COURSE

NY 'C' a Musical

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Dan Falcone and Martha Campbell

LOCATION

New York City

READING(S)

Showtime: The History of the Broadway Musical by Larry Stempel

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

16

STUDENT COST

$750

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They say there's magic in the air. So let's go experience it! We will see three shows, which the group will help choose, and tour backstage at Radio City Music Hall and take a guided walking tour of the theater district. Through our experiences and background reading and documentaries, we'll discover how the magic was born and is still growing today. When we're not being Broadway babies, we'll do some touristy things too. Do you want so much more than this provincial life? In NYC, there's a million things you haven't done. Just you wait!


COURSE

Seeking to Make a Difference? Service Learning in Serbia

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Jean Essex and Jean Vigneault

LOCATION

Belgrade, Serbia

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

12

STUDENT COST

$1500

We will lead a one-week international volunteer community service project affiliated with U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative at the US Embassy, Belgrade. Our liaison in Belgrade will be Jean Linehan, sister-in-law to Jean Essex, and Upper Valley local who is currently serving as English Language Fellow, part of the English Language Program, part of the U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative. Prior to our departure we are hoping to collect and send coats, blankets, winter clothes and donations for some of the relief organizations (Refugee Aid Serbia, and Refugee Anthem, etc.) that are helping refugees in Belgrade who are waiting to enter into Western Europe. Upon arrival in Belgrade we will assist the Cultural Affairs assistant and the RELO (Regional English Language Officer) by serving meals, teaching English and sharing and exchanging information between the two cultures. We will find time to rent bikes and ride along the Danube, or take a Danube boat ride with a picnic, or explore and visit local sites of interests.


COURSE

Stress Management and Yoga at Kripalu

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Karen Wahrenberger, Renata Gundermann, Subhadra Srinivasan, and Shannon Pogue

LOCATION

Kripalu Retreat Center, Stockbridge, MA

READING(S)

Excerpts from Martha Beck's Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

32

STUDENT COST

$625

The Stress Management March Intensive at Kripalu will offer students a chance to take a deep breath and unplug from the stresses of life. The scenic campus, a former monastery in the Berkshire mountains, sits on a hill above a peaceful lake vista. Students will practice yoga daily (all levels) and participate in workshops on stress reduction techniques, including meditation. Students will start each day with silent breakfast; keep a journal and participate in self-reflective writing exercises; and enjoy a guided outdoor hike, a drumming session tutorial, and a variety of other workshops. Kripalu's renowned kitchens serve healthy, buffet-style meals. Bunk-bed accommodations will be provided exclusively for Hanover students. Campus amenities include a cafe and shop for snacks, gifts, and yoga gear. A deposit of $250 by Dec. 1 will be required to hold a spot in this course.


COURSE

White Mountain Adventures

INSTRUCTOR(S)

Justin Campbell, Colin Tindall, John Phipps, Jon Gentine, and Ashleigh King (cm), and 1 other Community Member

LOCATION

White Mountains - Zealand Falls and Lonesome Lake AMC Huts

READING(S)

TBD

TIME

Travel

ENROLLMENT

40

STUDENT COST

$275

All participants will challenge limitations in mind and body during this 4-day 3-night backpacking trip. We will stay in an Appalachian Mountain Club Hut. Students will be responsible for planning and shopping for meals, distributing common items for the group to carry in and out, and supporting each other in the challenges of winter hiking. Daylight hours will be spent snowshoeing, conquering a four thousand footer (hopefully), and evening hours will be spent participating in group activities as well as working together to prepare meals. Interested participants should note that the huts have no running water, electricity, or heat. Lists of winter hiking and camping gear will be available.