Travel Information for Fermilab LInC ACT 2005

Dates About Workshop Dress Meals General Air Travel Hotel Directions Attractions

Dates

Lederman Science Center at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois
Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2005
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day (5 days)

Online Chats
Mondays, Oct. 3 - Nov 28, 2005 (excluding Columbus Day, Oct. 10)
7:00-9:15 PM EST, 6:00 - 8:15 PM CST, 5:00-7:15 PM MST, 4:00 - 6:15 PST
with one of these Monday meetings face-to-face TBA

About the Workshop:

This course facilitates teachers through the process of integrating engaged learning and technology in their classrooms to support student investigations on real-world issues. Participants will evaluate, select and customize an online project to teach content in their existing curtriculum. Then they will try out their project with students as they reflect on the process and share feedback with the rest of the class. Experienced engaged learning mentors will also provide guidance during the process.

If you'd like more information, please see the Fermilab LInC ACT 2005 Program Announcement.

Dress:

Dress is casual. Most people at Fermilab wear jeans or shorts during the summer.

Meals:

  • Continental breakfast, snacks and sodas will be provided daily.
  • You may bring your own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch from Heavenly Ham ($7, order form provided daily).
  • You are invited to a LInC Pizza Party Monday June 27 after class with pizza, salad, fruit and sodas at the Lederman Science Center.

General Travel Information:

Participants are responsible for all costs incurred including, but not limited to, transportation to and from Fermilab, hotel accommodations, rental car and lunches and dinners.

Air Travel to Illinois:

Hotel Information:

A block of rooms has been set aside for you at the following two hotels in Naperville, Illinois:

Check-in Date: Sunday, June 26
Check-out Date: Saturday, July 2


**Important Note: The cut-off date for making a reservation at either hotel is Sunday May 29th. **

Red Roof Inn (Near the intersection of I-88 & Route 59 on Diehl Road; ~6 miles from Fermilab)
1698 West Diehl Road - Naperville, IL 60563
Reservation Numbers: 1-800-733-7663 or 630-369-2500
Fax Number: 630-369-9987
Standard Rate: (Please refer to Group #B195000655 when placing your reservation.)
One Person, King Bed - $49.99 + 10.4% tax = $55.19/night


Homestead Studio Suites Hotel (~7 miles from Fermilab)
1827 Centre Point Circle
Naperville, IL 60563
Reservation Number: 630-577-0200
Fax Number: 630-577-0260
Government Rate:
(Please refer to group name (Fermilab Education Office) when placing your reservation.)
One Person, Studio Suite (includes queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, dining and work areas) - $69.99 + 10.4% tax = $77.27/night

Getting Around / Directions:

Directions from O'Hare Airport to Red Roof Inn:
Take I-90 East toward Chicago. After just a couple of miles, take I-294 South, toward Indiana ($.80 toll). From I-294 take the exit to I-88, the East-West tollway, toward Aurora ($.80 toll). Travel I-88 west to the Route 59 exit and go south (left) to Diehl Road and turn left (east). Red Roof Inn is on the corner.

Directions from Midway Airport to Red Roof Inn:
Take Cicero Avenue North to Stevenson Expressway South (I-55) to I-355 North (toward northern suburbs, $1 toll). Take I-355 to the East-West tollway (I-88). Travel I-88 west to the Route 59 exit and go south (left) to Diehl Road and turn left (east). Red Roof Inn is on the corner.


Directions from O'Hare Airport to Homestead Studio Suites Hotel:
Take I-90 East toward Chicago. After just a couple of miles, take I-294 South, toward Indiana ($.80 toll). From I-294 take the exit to I-88, the East-West tollway, toward Aurora ($.80 toll). Travel I-88 west to the Naperville Rd. exit and turn right (south). Travel Naperville Rd. two blocks to Diehl Road and turn right (west). Travel ~1 mile on Diehl Road and turn right on Centre Point Circle. Homestead is on the right.

Directions from Midway Airport to Homestead Studio Suites Hotel:
Take Cicero Avenue North to Stevenson Expressway South (I-55) to I-355 North (toward northern suburbs, $1 toll). Take I-355 to the East-West tollway (I-88). Travel I-88 west to the Naperville Rd. exit and turn right (south). Travel Naperville Rd. two blocks to Diehl Road and turn right (west). Travel ~1 mile on Diehl Road and turn right on Centre Point Circle. Homestead is on the right.

Visiting Fermilab:
Hours, How to Enter and Exit Fermilab, Directions and Maps

Directions to
Lederman Science Center at Fermilab:
From the Red Roof Inn or the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, travel west on Diehl Road to Route 59 and turn right (north). Travel Route 59 to Batavia Rd. and turn left (west). There is a stoplight, a Shell, a Speedway, and a Burger King on the corners. Take Batavia Rd. straight into Fermilab and stop at the security guard booth. Tell security you are here on business to attend an education center course. Continue on Batavia Rd. past five stop signs. When you reach the Margaret Pearson Interpretive Trail sign, turn left. The Lederman Science Center is straight ahead to your right.

Directions to Training and Development Center:
From the Red Roof Inn or the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, travel west on Diehl Road to Route 59 and turn right (north). Travel Route 59 to Batavia Rd. and turn left (west). There is a stoplight, a Shell, a Speedway, and a Burger King on the corners. Take Batavia Rd. straight into Fermilab and stop at the security guard booth. Tell security you are here on business to attend an education center course. Continue on Batavia Rd. to the fourth stop sign (Road A-1). You will be in front of the Fermilab Wilson Hall high-rise. Turn right onto Road A-1 and travel one mile. The Training and Development Center is located on the right side of Road A-1.

Area Attractions and Cultural Information:

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