Articles

Daring to be Different
December 12, 2018

A long-standing favorite for many, Shear Madness brings unexpected laughs and audience involvement to the forefront. Co-creator, co-producer and former Shear Madness actress Marilyn Abrmas shares what exactly it is about the hilarious play that students can’t help but love. When we opened Shear Madness almost 39 years ago, we knew we were onto something very unusual and unlike anything theatergoers had ever seen before. The […]

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Where They Once Stood: Transporting Learning to Historic Sites
December 12, 2018

Textbooks are full of detailed descriptions and imagery depicting important events of our past. While they’re invaluable learning tools, nothing replaces experiencing the real thing. Taking students to specific locations—to stand where the historic figures they read about once stood—brings learning to the next level. Some say there’s an energy that lingers around places that […]

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The World’s Most Famous Building
December 5, 2018

Named America’s Favorite Building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building Observatory—which soars 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna—is one of the world’s most beloved attractions. The 86th Floor Observation Deck is open daily from 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. and offers students the highest […]

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In the Age of Digital Disruption
December 5, 2018

Technology surrounds us constantly today and has played an undeniable role in how society intakes and digests their news. The Newseum has unveiled a new display exploring digital disruption and how our media landscape has changed—and continues to change. Youth groups can now explore how the news industry has been transformed by the internet and digital […]

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For the Love of Animals
November 28, 2018

Students can now be among the first to explore the new Animal Care and Rescue Center at Baltimore’s National Aquarium, where marine science and STEM opportunities come to life through classroom activities and guided exploration. The new 56,339-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility—located in historic Jonestown, just a short distance from the National Aquarium’s main campus—provides a permanent world-class […]

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