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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National Museum of Natural History

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Dec 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The National Museum of Natural History is a perennial favorite with school groups. The building itself is centrally located on the Mall between the other Smithsonian museums, making it a great central hub from which to explore the world’s largest museum system.

 

Inside the halls of this museum, the natural world takes center stage, offering school groups a change of pace from American history stops on a school trip to Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: STEM Attractions

The Best History, STEM, and Arts Stops on a Washington, DC School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Most teachers think “history” when they consider a class trip to Washington, D.C., and that’s fair considering it's historical and political significance.

 

However, our nation’s capital also is a center for science, the arts, and much more. The monuments, memorials, and museums bring together many disciplines for visitors of all ages to contemplate our nation's story at a deeper level.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C., STEM Attractions, Arts & Theater Attractions

Great Online Activities for STEM Day 2020

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

In response to the rising need for science and math education in American classrooms, National STEM Day was established on November 8, 2015. National STEM (STEAM) Day highlights to need to incorporate STEM topics into students' everyday lives.  

 

With so many classes being taught virtually this year, check out these great online activities for STEM Day 2020!

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Topics: Teacher Resources, STEM Attractions

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

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Nov 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The brand new National Museum of the United States Army was completed over the summer and will open to the public on November 11, 2020! The museum will educate visitors about the foundation and history of the oldest American military branch and offer state-of-the-art exhibits perfect for student groups of all ages.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, STEM Attractions

Bringing STEM Lessons to Life in Florida

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Oct 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you're already missing the summer heat, imagine that you're getting ready for a school trip to Florida. Not only will you be soaking in the sun again, but you'll also be giving your students hands-on educational opportunities AND an incredible experience in the place dreams come true. 

 

If you're not sure a Florida trip is the right fit for your students, check out these four ways you can work STEM education into your itinerary. 

 

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Topics: STEM Attractions, Florida

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 remain closed until March, 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

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