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Travel and Logistics for Geoscience Literacy Modules Planning Meeting

Carleton College, May 16-18, 2012

The meeting will begin at noon, with a buffet lunch, on Wednesday, May 16th. We will conclude after lunch on Friday, May 18th. Please make your plans so that you will be able to attend the entire meeting, if possible.

The meeting venue will be Carleton's new Weitz Center for Creativity.

Travel by Air

Air travelers should fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and we recommend arriving no later than 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 16th, and planning to depart sometime after 2:00 PM on Friday, May 18th, as travel to and from the airport takes 45 minutes. Ground transportation to and from the airport will be arranged for you based on your travel information that you submit to us via the travel information form.

Travel by Car

Directions from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Northfield

If you are driving north to Northfield, the directions from I-35 are the same. Just watch for exit 69 from the other direction. If you choose to drive but not come on I-35, please contact Jon (507-222-5634) for directions coming into Northfield on another highway. Please fill out the travel information form to inform the conveners of your travel plans and when you plan to arrive.

Travel Reimbursement

Travel reimbursement - June 22 deadline to submit for reimbursement.

Lodging

Double Occupancy room reservations have been made for everyone attending the workshop at the Northfield Country Inn, arriving Wednesday, May 16th and departing Friday, May 18th. If you need other arrangements, please contact Linda 507-222-5634 or include information in your travel information form. All hotel rooms provide free internet access. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool.

The airport shuttle will deliver you to the hotel or to the new Weitz Center on Carleton's campus (where the meeting will take place), depending on your time of arrival. Directions to the Weitz Center will be available at the hotel desk. (See above for location of The Country Inn if you are driving yourself.)

Communications

You will have a telephone in your room at the Country Inn and messages can be left at the hotel desk - 507-645-2286. The Country Inn also offers free wireless internet access throughout their building. Internet access will also be available in the meeting room.

Meals

We will have a combination of dining hall and catered meals during the meeting. All meals will include vegetarian offerings. Please provide information on the travel information form if you require special meals. The price of all meals and gratuities during the workshop is covered. However, the NSF grant does not cover alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks may be available for purchase during some meal times. The Country Inn will serve complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

What to expect

Northfield is a small town about 35 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. May can be rainy, so come prepared with an umbrella. It's about a five-block walk to the meeting space from the hotel and downtown is about 2-3 blocks from the hotel. Please let us know if you have any concerns about accommodations or mobility.

E-mail access is available in the workshop space on the Carleton campus.


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