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Information About Outings During This Week’s HSLI Conference

(sent on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee’s Publicity Subcommittee)

We all know how much sitting goes on during a conference and it might be nice to get out for some physical activity during your time at HSLI. Here are a few things to consider:

There will be a Sunrise Walk Thursday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 am and Friday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 am. Meet in the iHotel lobby if you would like to participate.

After a long day of attending talks and CEs, wouldn’t it be nice to get out and stretch your legs before Nancy’s Reception? Join us for the Sunset Walk from 5:00 to 5:45 pm. This walk includes a tour of the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse Lending Library. Meet in the iHotel lobby if you want to join in.

After lunch on Friday, join us for a tour of the new Carle Clinic Library! Sign up at the registration desk. Transportation is not provided but see Frances Drone-Silvers for directions and parking information, etc. Look for Frances at the conference!

The iHotel is located just on the south end of campus. If you want to venture onto campus, here is a map that will help you find your way. You might to check out the Historical Markers Virtual Campus Tour as well.

If people want one last walk before leaving town, consider the UI Arboretum. The Arboretum is a public garden, located south of the corner of Florida and Lincoln Avenues at 1800 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801.  It is open daily, between the hours of sunrise until sunset and admission is free. Parking is available in the lots near the Noel Welcome Garden. Metered parking along South Lincoln Avenue is also available and is free after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends. Additional parking is available in the lot north of Japan House. And, it’s easy to get to the interstates from there.

And if you plan to stick around town, the undefeated Illini play Eastern Michigan at 11:00 am at Memorial Stadium!

The Mass Transit District offers bus service to the campus and beyond. The four primary campus routes are the Gold, Yellow, Teal, and Silver, creating a box pattern and connecting the four corners of campus with the Champaign and Urbana downtown areas. These are high-frequency routes with 10-minute service. The Illini route and the Green route also serve campus with 10- and 15-minute service frequencies. If you see “hopper” on the bus name, you can hop on and off those buses free of charge. Otherwise, the fare is $1.00.   How to Ride the MTD

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