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Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach

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2020 D.C. Peak Cherry Blossom Bloom Predictions Revealed!

Breaking News!  The National Park Service just released information on their "peak bloom" forecast for Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossom trees.  And peak season is sooner than you'd think!

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

TSA Encourages Good Hygiene While Traveling

We at NationsClassroom encourage all travelers to practice good hygiene while traveling: washing hands or applying hand sanitizer regularly, using disinfectant wipes on cell phones, airline/motorcoach seats and tray tables, and following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for travel updates.  Luckily, the TSA is also supportive of practicing good hygiene while traveling.  Read on to find out what hygiene products are allowed through airport security.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips

TSA Travel Tips: Traveling with Aerosols

Spring and summer travel means traveling with the popular aerosol sunscreens - but what exactly does the TSA allow in a checked bag and in a carry-on?  Review the TSA's guidelines on traveling with aerosols in today's Travel Tips blog post.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips, TSA

When Women Lost the Vote - Exhibition Opens in Philadelphia

We all know that American women were granted the right to vote when the 19th amendment was ratified in August of 1920.  But did you know that women and free people of color were legally able to vote for years in New Jersey a century earlier?  


The newest groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the history of America's first women voters and examine the reasons why this right was eventually stripped away from them nearly 30 years later.  Visitors to historic Philadelphia and the popular Museum of the American Revolution won't want to miss this new exhibition opening in August 2020.

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

Which Smithsonian Museum had the Most Visits in 2019?

The results are in!  The number of 2019 visits to each of the Smithsonian Institutions have been tallied and reported.  Can you guess which of your favorite Smithsonian museums had the most visits?

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Topics: Smithsonian Museums

What to Know about the History Channel's "Washington" Miniseries

The History Channel premiered the three-episode docuseries "Washington" on Sunday, Feb. 16th.  What should you know about the critically acclaimed series?  We've got the details for you in today's blog post.

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3 Presidents' Day Celebrations Not to Miss

Happy Presidents' Day from all of us at NationsClassroom.  While Presidents' Day is observed nationwide, the Presidents' Day celebrations in the Washington, D.C. area are hard to beat.  If you're in Washington, D.C. today, here are three celebrations not to miss.

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Topics: Presidents' Day

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!

Charles Darwin would be 211 years old today and institutions across the world are celebrating #DarwinDay in honor of his revolutionary contributions to the world of science.

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Topics: Smithsonian Museums, National Museum of Natural History

Spring Application Window Open for Road Scholarships

Teachers, Administrators, and Program Leaders now have the opportunity through March 20th to nominate students in grades K-12 for the Student and Youth Travel Assocation's (SYTA) Youth Foundation's Road Scholarship.  Learn more about this opportunity to assist student travelers in financial need.  

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Topics: Scholarships

Museums Transform Iconic Collections Into Free Coloring Pages

Museums around the world are encouraging fans to color on some of their most prized art collections. The #ColorOurCollections initiative invites viewers to "download, color and reimagine thousands of black-and-white artworks sourced from dozens of cultural mainstays around the world."  And the best part?  It's completely free.

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