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Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant

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STEM Experiences for a Student Trip to New York City

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jul 10, 2020 11:15:00 AM

All school trips are incredible opportunities for students to grow and learn new things about the world around them. If you want your students to experience new cultures, New York City is a perfect fit.

 

Class trips to New York are some of the best opportunities to bring math, science, and engineering to life outside the classroom. A city of skyscrapers, New York is a showcase for unparalleled architecture, design, and technology innovation. Here are six museums in New York City to add to your next school trip itinerary. 

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, STEM Attractions

Hotel Safety Standards with Pat Neimeyer, Student Travel Expert

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jul 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

After this pandemic, what will hotels and other accommodations look like for student travel? 

 

Like all other aspects of student travel, we're still figuring it out. Over the past few weeks we've been researching and talking with student travel industry experts to learn about what travel will look like in a post-Covid19 world. 

 

If you're interested in learning about motor coach travel or travel best practices, check out our Facebook for our previous interviews. 

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Topics: Travel Safety

Navigate Uncertainty with the Tenement Museum's Online Resources

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 29, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Students and teachers are currently navigating a sea of uncertainty. We are struggling to connect with the world around us as we spend more time at home, away from friends and extended family. How are we going to teach our students? How will our lives look once the virus comes to an end?

 

Help your students face the uncertain future with lesson plans from the Tenement Museum in New York City.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Teacher Resources

5 Questions Parents Should Ask About a School Trip

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you had asked us six months ago what the three most common concerns parents had before sending their students on a school trip, I would have said affordability, what’s included, and security. It almost seems like six months ago was an entirely different world.

 

Nowadays, when a teacher announces an upcoming field trip, most parents begin asking “Is it safe to travel?” Parents, more than anyone, want to make sure it’s safe for their kids to begin exploring before sending them out on trips again.

 

Here are five questions parents should ask about school trips and why it is important to know the answers.

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, Trip Leader Tips, Benefits of Student Travel, Travel Safety

Tour Safety and Best Practices with Erika King, Student Travel Expert

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

What will traveling look like after the pandemic? 

 

We've been asking ourselves the same question. Over the past few weeks we've been researching and talking with student travel industry experts to get their take on the situation. We're covering all aspects of student travel: motor coach travel, airline travel, and general best-practices. 

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Topics: Travel Safety

Happy (Founding) Father's Day

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM

We at NationsClassroom want to wish all the awesome dads out there a Happy Father's Day! Whether you're a brand-new dad, or all your children are out of the nest, we appreciate you.

 

In honor of Father's Day, we did some research on America's Founding Fathers. Not only were most of these men fathers themselves, they also helped create and support the foundation of our country. Here are a few of our favorite historic sites that honor one (or more) of our Founding Fathers.

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Topics: News & Updates

Highlighting African American History on a Washington, D.C. Trip

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

We've been asking ourselves for the last few weeks how we can bring awareness and educate students about African American history. While we are currently working on all new itineraries, we know that many of our current destinations have historic sites dedicated to African American history.

 

Here are a few of the historic sites in Virginia that feature exhibits that can teach students about African American history.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

Virginia Historic Sites Continue to Reopen

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Colonial Virginia is back open for business! 

 

If you've been missing the cobblestone streets and historic ships of the Historic Triangle, you're in luck. Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown have all announced reopening dates after their months of forced closure due to the Covid-19 virus. 

 

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Topics: News & Updates

Bus Safety Interview with Shane Lauler, VP of Starr Tours

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 12, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Since this Covid-19 Pandemic began in the United States back in March, we've all been asking the same questions.

What will travel safety look like going forward? Will travel be safe again in the future? What will tour operators like NationsClassroom be doing to keep students safe while traveling?

 

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Topics: Travel Safety, Motorcoach Travel

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Opening in September

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM

You like Ike!

 

I like Ike!

 

Everybody loves Ike!

 

The newly constructed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial plans to open to the public in September 2020. Student groups will be welcome to explore the small memorial park to discover more about the 34th President of the United States.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

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