World Polymer Congress - June 24-29, 2012 - Virginia Tech Campus - Blacksburg, VA - USA
Excursions

NOTE: Please complete the Excursions Registration before June 3, 2012.


Tuesday, June 26 Excursions

shopping

Shopping trip to Concord Mills Outlet Mall and South Park Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. The bus will depart from campus at 8:00 a.m. and return at 9:00 p.m. All meals will be on your own. A shuttle between malls will be set mid-day if you wish to shop at both malls before leaving at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $40.00 per person and includes transportation only.

  • Concord Mills features over 200 outlet stores including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers, and unique specialty stores. Representative stores include Levi's, Nike, Coach, Jones New York, DYNY, Nautica, Oakley, and Perfumania.

  • South Park Mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Belk, Dillard's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus and offers stores ranging from luxury fashion such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton to casual staples such as J. Crew and Tommy Bahama.
coaster

Enjoy Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte, NC. The bus will depart from campus at 8:00 a.m. and return at 9:00 p.m. All meals will be on your own in the amusement park. The fee includes transportation and admission ticket to the park. The fee is $75.00 per person (age 3 and up) and $65.00 per child (age 2 and under). The bus will depart Carowinds at 6:00 p.m.

  • This 105-acre theme/water park features 60 rides like Nickelodeon Central and Vortex that will thrill you, including 13 exciting roller coasters, and live shows and other entertainment for all ages.

Golf at The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech in Radford, Virginia. The bus will depart from campus at 10:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m. A refreshment break will be provided. Additional food may be purchased at the course's restaurant. The fee is $80.00 per person and includes 18-holes of golf, snack, and transportation. If you would like to rent golf clubs there will be an additional fee of $40.00. Golf carts can be rented on arrival. Please refer to website for dress code at the River Course.

  • Rated 4.5 of 5.0 stars by Golf Digest's ‘Best Places to Play' and #18 on Golfweek's Best Campus Courses in America, this golf course provides a test of strategy and skills for golfers of every skill level. Abundant wildlife and native birds including a pair of soaring bald eagles are frequently spotted and add to the panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain setting. The clubhouse design features Hokie Stone and timber frame construction with vaulted and beamed ceilings. An elevated 4,000 square foot patio invites visitors from every area in the building to relax and enjoy the scenery. A full service local brewery located inside the clubhouse provides an outstanding lunch and refreshment.
garden

Tour of VT campus. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. The fee is $10.00 per person and includes transportation only. Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  • Located in Blacksburg, our main campus includes more than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres with an airport, eight colleges, a graduate school, 65 bachelor's degree programs, 150 master's and doctoral degree programs, 30,000+ full-time students, a computing and communications complex for worldwide information access, and has an adjacent corporate research center.

Wednesday, June 27 Excursions

Tour Charlottesville, Virginia visiting historical Monticello, the home and winery of Thomas Jefferson, and enjoy lunch at Michie Tavern. The bus will depart from campus at 8:00 a.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. The fee includes a tour of Monticello, a wine tasting, lunch with tour of Michie tavern, and transportation. The fee is $95.00 per person with wine tasting (21 years old and up) and $75.00 per person with no wine tasting.

  • Monticello Situated on a mountaintop, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.


  • Michie Tavern located a half-mile below Jefferson's Monticello, accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging more than 200 years ago. Today, visitors experience the Tavern's past through an historical journey, which recreates 18th-century tavern life. Servers in period attire offer bountiful colonial midday fare.
Cascades

Experience outdoor adventure hiking in the New River Valley. The bus departs from campus at 11:00 a.m. and returns at 4:00 p.m. The fee is $30.00 per person and includes a snack box and transportation.

  • This program provides fun, safe, and educational experiences in low risk outdoor adventures. The hike to the 66-foot Cascades waterfall, which can be hiked either using a more strenuous trail or recreational service road; though 4 miles, most anyone can hike to the falls at the top of the trail. This is one of the top recreational attractions in the New River Valley.
river

Experience outdoor adventure tubing and canoeing at the New River Junction. The bus departs from campus at 11:00 a.m. and returns at 4:00 p.m. The fee is $30.00 per person and includes a snack box, tube/life vest, and transportation.

  • This program provides quality rental gear and valuable resources that make for the perfect educational adventure. As the river flows through Virginia into West Virginia, it picks up several warm water tributaries, making it an unusually warm water river. Along our stretch, the New River is wide, shallow, rocky, and clear, which allows the sun to further enhance the warm water conditions. The river can get as high as 85 or 90, but it is always less than your body temperature, so it still cools you off.

Tour of Virginia Tech Campus. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. The fee is $10.00 per person and includes transportation only.

  • See Tuesday's excursions (above) for description.

Thursday, June 28 Excursions

Tour of two local wineries on the Blue Ridge Parkway, lunch at Chateau Morrisette, with stops at Mabry Mill and Rocky Knob. The bus departs campus at 9:00 a.m. and returns at 5:00 p.m. The fee includes two tours with wine tastings, lunch at Chateau Morrisette, and transportation. The fee is $60.00 per person with wine tastings (21 years old and up) and $45.00 per person with no wine tastings.

  • Mabry Mill Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System with 469 total miles connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.

  • The Chateau Morrisette winery is located in a spectacular mountain setting in Floyd County where it currently produces nineteen different wines and utilizes production from over 150 acres of vineyards either on-site or from growers throughout the Commonwealth. The Villa Appalacia winery is an Italian villa situated with stunning views and a relaxing environment where they predominantly grow Italian grape varieties and make award-winning Virginia wine from Sangiovese, Primitivo, Pinot Grigio, and Malvasia wines as well as extraordinary Cabernet Franc and Aglianico.

  • Rocky Knob and Mabry Mill offer opportunities for visitors to one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mabry Mill was a community center for the Meadows of Dan area when it operated as a gristmill and sawmill

Tour of Virginia Tech Campus. The bus will depart at 4:00 p.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. The fee is $10.00 per person and includes transportation only.

  • See Tuesday's excursions (above) for description.

Excursions Registration

Register by June 3, 2012.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy: Please notify us by June 3, 2012 if you are unable to attend the program. If you are unable to attend, for any reason, another person may be substituted at any time for this program. A 50% cancellation fee per person, per excursion will be assessed should a substitute not be provided. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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