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SYTA Names this City a Top Emerging Destination for Student Travel

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jul 22, 2019 11:31:26 AM

In the most recent issue of Teach and Travel Magazine, Student & Youth Travel Association member tour operators selected five U.S. cities as the "Top Emerging Destinations" for student travel in 2019 - and one of our favorite NationsClassroom tour destinations made the list.  

 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, School Trip to D.C., Baltimore, MD

Washington Monument Lights Up for Apollo 11 Anniversary

The Washington Monument was ready to launch Tuesday night - or at least it appeared to be!  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the east face of the famous D.C. monument will be illuminated every night this week with the 363-foot image of the Saturn V rocket, complete with a 40-foot-wide re-creation of the famous Kennedy Space Center countdown clock at the monument's base.

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., National Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument

Five Unique Experiences You Can Easily Add to a Trip to D.C.

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 15, 2019 7:41:52 AM

A class trip to Washington, D.C. is a great starting point for an educational experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the city to add another stop to your itinerary can offer new opportunities without adding much travel time.

 

Deepen your curricular connections, add science and technology experiences, or simply have a day of fun in these great cities.

 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, School Trip to D.C.

A New Exhibit Opens at the Newseum and it's "Seriously Funny"

A new exhibit is set to open at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. this week, and it's seriously funny.  No, really.  #SeriouslyFunny is trending on Twitter in anticipation of the Seriously Funny: From The Desk of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" exhibit opening on June 21st.  

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

Newseum Building Sold - Here's What You Need to Know

By now you may have heard that the building where the Newseum is housed (at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue) is being sold to John Hopkins University.  But what does that mean for school groups traveling to the Newseum in 2019?  We've got your answers.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

Student Newspapers Featured at the Newseum Display on Pennsylvania Avenue

Does your school have a student newspaper?  Would you like your school newspaper featured on the most famous street in the U.S.?  The Newseum in Washington, D.C. is showcasing student newspapers on their Front Pages app and as well as on their digital display on Pennsylvania Avenue - and yours could be next!

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Topics: Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

Newseum Announces YEAR OF THE STUDENT JOURNALIST

Are you heading to D.C. this year?  This week one of the most popular D.C. museums just made an exciting announcement.

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Topics: Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

Many D.C. Monuments and Museums Set to Reopen Tuesday, Jan. 29th

Many of the monuments and memorials along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and Smithsonian museums that were closed or partially-closed during the partial government shutdown are set to reopen tomorrow, January 29th.  These attractions were closed after the federal government shutdown began December 22, now the longest shutdown in U.S. history.


Here’s an overview of the previously-closed D.C. attractions that will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January 29th:

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jan 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM
Today we remember and celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  One way that we can teach our students about the life of Dr. King is to visit his memorial.  If you're planning a trip to Washington, D.C., the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is a must-see.  In today's blog, licensed D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian gives us his review and advice for visiting this historic memorial: 

 

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Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, School Trip to D.C.

Teacher Shares Experiences on School Trips with NationsClassroom

Posted by John Wheeler, Trip Leader and Middle School Teacher on Jan 15, 2019 10:19:35 AM

Curious what it's like to be a teacher trip leader while on a class trip with NationsClassroom?  Middle School teacher John Wheeler first started taking students to Washington, D.C. in 1993 - and has never looked back.  In today's blog post, John shares his experiences traveling with students and NationsClassroom tour guides:

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

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