empower teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world.
Lapeer, MI (PRWEB) April 25, 2008
Travel Adventures, Inc. has announced that it is offering exciting educational opportunities for students to explore history, science and art in Detroit, Michigan.
"When it comes to learning, nothing can spark young minds quite like student travel. Travel brings the classroom curriculum alive, inspiring students to learn through first-hand, interactive experiences," said Dr. David Thompson, Educational Coordinator, Travel Adventures, Inc.
It's these kinds of interactive adventures that await students in Detroit with itineraries that include The Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Science Center and the recently renovated Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford Museum is a history destination that brings the American Experience to life. With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford Museum celebrates yesterday's traditions as well as today's innovations. Here, students encounter ideas that changed the world as they witness electricity's birthplace at Edison's workshops in Greenfield Village. The groundbreaking permanent exhibit, "With Liberty and Justice for All" provides a venue for students to explore the proud and often painful evolution of America's freedom - from the Revolutionary War through the struggle for civil rights.
Located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, the Detroit Science Center engages students in 110,000 square feet of scientific discovery. Hands-on laboratories, demonstration stages, and Michigan's only IMAX Dome Theatre and a planetarium present the wonders of science and technology to students in a fun learning environment. Young people slip, slide, lift, and pull to explore the scientific principles of motion, matter and energy, wave and vibrations, and the life sciences.
Also located in Detroit's Cultural Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) recently completed a $158 million renovation and expansion to present its world-class collection in a completely new light. The DIA's collection of 65,000 works of art brings the culture and history of the world to students and educators. The collection spans the beginning of recorded history to contemporary times. All major world cultures are represented. Free, guided tours and self-guided visits enrich social studies, language arts, and art lessons. Learning resources are available to extend the museum experience in the classroom. Here, educators have the opportunity to Introduce students to one of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation, and a source of life-long learning.
Assisting teachers in providing students with lifelong learning experiences, Travel Adventures offers a staff of certified educators who know the elements of successful student tours - taking the guesswork out of what to include on a tour. Experienced tour consultants customize each itinerary to meet curriculum objectives and budgets for teachers. Quotes and sample itineraries are complementary, and teachers always travel for free.
Travel Adventures is a student tour provider staffed by educators who understand the needs of teachers. It has served over one half million students since 1987 and its mission is to "empower teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world." For further information go to Travel Adventures.
CONTACT: Dr. David Thompson, Educational Coordinator, Travel Adventures, Inc., 1175 S. Lapeer Road, Lapeer, MI 48446, Phone: 810-664-1777 X168, dthompson @ traveladventures.com