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Virtual Ecology Field Trip from Capers Island

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jul 31, 2020 10:45:00 AM

One of our more southern student tour destinations is Charleston, South Carolina. The beautiful city is located on the east coast and is steeped in history. Student groups can visit Boone Hall or Magnolia Plantation to learn more about southern history, or they can spend time at Fort Sumter and the U.S.S. Yorktown to experience military history first hand. 

 

Charleston is also an amazing destination for school trips focused on science and STEM. If you're looking for a field trip that will teach your students about ecology, wildlife conservation, and environmental science, the Barrier Island Eco Tour would fit perfectly in your itinerary.

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Topics: Teacher Resources, STEM Attractions

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

STEM Experiences for a Student Trip to Boston

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM

The past and the present live alongside each other in Boston, providing students a unique opportunity to make connections not possible in the classroom. Whether you're walking the Freedom Trail or exploring one of the various museums, Boston is best known as the home of revolutionary ideas that inspired a new nation.

 

Today, Boston is an incredible stop for student trips because teachers can easily meet social studies and STEM standards of learning. Since the historical attractions in Boston are already well-known, here are some of the best STEM attractions with hands-on learning experiences for your next Boston trip!

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Topics: School Trips to Boston, STEM Attractions

Explore the Intrepid Museum Virtually

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on May 27, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you haven't heard of the Intrepid Museum located in New York City, you are in for a treat. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Complex "is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark." While it's doors are closed for the time being, the museum has been publishing free online content for educators and students. 

 

Here are our favorite resources from The Intrepid that you can use with your students!

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Teacher Resources, STEM Attractions

STEM Experiences to Add to a School Trip to Philadelphia

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on May 13, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Philadelphia is a hot-spot for student trips because of its historical significance. With Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Museum of the American Revolution, it's easy to overlook the incredible STEM experiences Philly has to offer. 

 

If you're making a stop in Philadelphia, here are five amazing STEM experiences you should make time for.

 

 

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Topics: STEM Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

Coming Soon: The National Museum of the U.S. Army

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Apr 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The brand new National Museum of the United States Army is scheduled to open sometime later this summer. The museum will educate visitors about the foundation and history of America’s oldest military branch, and will offer state-of-the-art exhibits perfect for student groups of all ages.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, STEM Attractions

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: Historic Attractions, STEM Attractions

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: STEM Attractions

Temporary Closings and Construction Coming to Air and Space Museum

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 11, 2019 11:09:43 AM

Tour groups visiting the National Air and Space Museum in D.C. this fall should be aware of a few updates due to renovations to the museum.  Be sure to check out what galleries are temporarily closing and which of your favorites will still be open during renovations this fall.

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Topics: STEM Attractions, News & Updates

Enhancements Coming to National Air and Space Museum

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Aug 28, 2019 10:07:28 AM

The popular “How Things Fly” interactive gallery at the National Air and Space Museum is about to get a $10 million facelift, the museum announced in its September edition of the "Air & Space Magazine."   The gallery, targeted at middle school students, is currently the only exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum dedicated exclusively to learning about STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) - and it's about to become an even greater interactive experience.

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Topics: STEM Attractions, News & Updates

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