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Feature stories | November 1, 2018 >>
At the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, history lives behind glass. But on the museum’s lower level, in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center that opened in May 2018, Native American culture comes to life.
Feature stories | September 6, 2018 >>
From their close encounter with a 22,500-pound anchor to nautical artifacts from the early 1800s to lessons about how ship technology has evolved, Brooklyn Arbor School students were fascinated by a class trip to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its “Ingenius Innovations” exhibit.
Feature stories | February 1, 2018 >>
Students at George Westinghouse CTE HS in Brooklyn got up close and personal with New York City’s water supply on a visit to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint
Feature stories | November 2, 2017 >>
Behind a door cleverly disguised as shelves at the back of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company lies a “Secret Library” that houses 826NYC, a nonprofit organization whose true mission is to support student writers.
Feature stories | February 2, 2017 >>
Students attending a workshop at the Sackler Lab at the American Museum of Natural History get to handle cast skulls, measure them and learn techniques to recognize and classify different ape and hominid species that are part of the evolutionary tree of humankind.
Feature stories | November 3, 2016 >>
Who says there’s no such thing as time travel? Thirty-six students and three teachers from Brooklyn traveled by train for only an hour on Oct. 18, but arrived in Corona, Queens, and found they’d been transported back to the mid-1900s, to the house where legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong spent his last 28 years.
Feature stories | September 8, 2016 >>
To find the buried treasure, take the path from Camp I through the shortcut under the water — but be sure to avoid the zombies and the place where you trip on seashells.
Feature stories | February 4, 2016 >>
A new math workshop helps upper elementary school students explore the relationship between familiar shapes and the unique architecture of the Morgan Library and Museum.
Feature stories | November 5, 2015 >>
The 1st-graders from PS 166 in Astoria played in the dirt, squished the loamy soil through their fingers and grabbed handfuls of gravel as they set about creating individual terrariums. The fun was all part of a class trip to the Voelker Orth Museum, a bird sanctuary and Victorian home and garden in Flushing.
Feature stories | September 10, 2015 >>
What are the odds that a group of urban high school students, many of whom had never set foot in an art museum before, would love an avant-garde museum devoted to new and challenging artwork? Yet students from Harlem’s Mott Hall HS were exuberant in their praise after visiting MoMA PS 1 in Long Island City last spring.
Feature stories | February 5, 2015 >>
Forget what you think you know about math: At the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, it’s not something you work on with pencil and paper.
Feature stories | November 6, 2014 >>
It’s not often that city kids calmly kneel before flowers and count bees and wasps. But the 21 students in Diane Corrigan’s 1st-grade class at PS 179 in Kensington did just that on a class trip to the Gateway National Recreation Area on Jamaica Bay in Queens on Oct. 9.
Feature stories | February 6, 2014 >>
Kindergartners from PS/MS 207 in Howard Beach took a class trip to the 300-year-old Queens County Farm on Jan. 23. The students were in the midst of a literacy unit comparing present and past, and the children had come to the farm to witness some of those changes firsthand.
Feature stories | October 17, 2013 >>
Professional musicians and performers from Rosie’s Theater Kids introduce students from PS 34 in the East Village to American musical theater by teaching them the dance routines and songs of the genre. The program begins with the class trip to see Matilda.
Feature stories | February 28, 2013 >>
Wide-eyed with amazement, the Richmond Hill 5th-grader hesitated a moment in front of the small figure: ”Is it real gold?”
Feature stories | October 27, 2011 >>
“I saw a fabric that looked like the wind, because when people go outside the wind blows in twirls but you can’t see it.” Third-grader Nyah was commenting on a piece of fabric that she and her classmates from PS 40 in Brooklyn saw on a class trip to an exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in Manhattan last May.