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Great Central Park Attractions for Student Groups Visiting New York City

Posted by Julie on Jun 20, 2017 3:26:56 PM

Central Park is a must-see when visiting New York City with your student group. To help make the most of your visit to this 843 acre urban oasis,TimeOut has put together a round up of some of the best things to do in Central Park with kids.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Safety Tips For Your School Trip To Costa Rica

Posted by Julie on Jun 19, 2017 3:35:13 PM

Traveling to Costa Rica is a great way for teachers, students and parents to get their feet wet in the world of global travel. It's beautiful and exotic with rich cultural and geographic layers, and there are more things to do than days to travel.

 

That said, school trips must be blanketed with a "safety first" mentality to ensure everyone has a good time and the group returns home bursting with positive memories.

 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience Opening at the Frost Museum of Science 

Posted by Julie on Jun 14, 2017 6:54:52 PM
 

Launching June 24, 2017, museum visitors will discover what it takes to live and work in space, while exploring the dangers that astronauts face during their missions above-Earth through a series of interactive investigations.

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Smithsonian Portrait Gallery to Open Exhibit on Antebellum Portraits

Posted by Julie on Jun 6, 2017 2:36:41 PM

A study of history through artistry opens next week at the Smithsonian Na tional Portrait  Gallery. Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady  will trace his early career through portrait daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and salted-paper prints. Contemporary engravings, as well as several advertising broadsides Brady used to market his portrait enterprise, will also be included.
 
Read more about the exhibit that opens June 16, 2017.
 
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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

5 Amazing Things to Do in Costa Rica with Students: Adrenaline & Safety Included

Posted by Julie on Jun 2, 2017 4:26:37 PM

The combination of educational and adrenaline-rich activities included in a Costa Rican tour leave a lasting, memorable imprint on the minds, hearts and souls of your students. 

 

The key, of course, is to build an exciting itinerary for your group while prioritizing safety at all times.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Lincoln Memorial Dedicated and Opened to Public 95 Years Ago

Posted by Julie on May 30, 2017 1:52:52 PM

 

Ford's Theater shares great facts about the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Memorial's dedication on May 30, 1922.  

 

Did you know....?


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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

15 Great Ways For Kids to Raise Money For a School Trip

Posted by Julie on May 26, 2017 4:43:33 PM

 

Educational tours are a great way for students to learn all kinds of lessons in responsibility,including how to earn and save money to help pay for the trip.

 

Here are some suggestions for ways preteens and teens can invest themselves in the student travel experience.



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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

2017 National Memorial Day Parade

Posted by Julie on May 25, 2017 11:27:50 AM
Our nation's largest Memorial Day event, The National Memorial Day Parade wi ll t ake placealong Constitution Avenue from  2-4 PM  this Memorial Day -  Monday, May 29, 2017

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Must-Read Hotel Guidelines For Student Travel Groups

Posted by Julie on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One of the highlights for students traveling on an educational tour is the chance to have a “sleepover” with friends away from home. Thrilling for them, but nerve-racking for some parents who may prefer to share a roof with their kids at all times.

 

Providing hotel guidelines will set expectations for students while reassuring parents who are sending their children on an overnight field trip.

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

Teachers Believe in Positive Impact of Student Travel, Rite of Passage

Posted by Julie on May 12, 2017 3:21:38 PM

While the concept of a “Grand Tour” has historical roots as a rite of passage for the educated upper class, teachers continue to believe in the positive educational, cultural and social impact of travel for all students. 

 

In fact, research shows the benefits of student travel have a ripple effect that last a lifetime. 

 

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Topics: Emotional growth of tweens and teens

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