Monthly Archives: April 2010

The super secret museum support center

It’s not exactly a super secret center, but according to Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol,” it certainly has intrigue. The Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center is the research and storage facility for a large portion of the 137 million objects in the … Keep reading …

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America the story of us

Yesterday the History Channel debuted “America the Story of Us”, a 12-hour television event that documents how America was formed.  Using animation and recreations, the program shows the moments Americans used technology to advance themselves.  “America the Story of Us” … Keep reading …

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Earth Day activities

Happy Earth Day!  Will you do an act of “green” today?    Earth Day started back in 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin wanted to inspire an appreciation for the environment.  Senator Nelson wanted to hold a nationwide teach-in … Keep reading …

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Boston’s Marathon Monday

Yesterday marked the 114th annual Boston Marathon, one of the top marathons in the United States.  Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot from Kenya won the men’s competition with a 2:05:52 time that broke the Boston Marathon course record by over a minute.  … Keep reading …

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Improving literacy skills

A math class in Woburn, Mass., has started writing notes in plain English to solve algebra problems, going along with a common trend in Massachusetts to improve literacy skills among older students.  The UNESCO Institute for Statistics found that U.S. … Keep reading …

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Fundraising ideas

Paying for an educational tour can be daunting so many of our groups apply for student travel scholarships and look for fundraising ideas to help pay for their tours.  Fundraising is a great way to make the trip more affordable for … Keep reading …

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Student tour planning tips

Over the years, EF Explore America has compiled the top ten best student tour planning tips from our experienced group leaders.  They range from starting to plan the tour early to building the tour into lesson plans to get students … Keep reading …

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