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Illinois State Museum

Illinois State Museum

Explore the official museum of natural history of Illinois and a collection of cultural and artistic achievements. The Illinois State Museum contains a diverse and plentiful collection of archaeological, botanical, geological, and zoological specimens. Exhibits showcase the history of the Prairie S... Read More

California State History Nimbus Fish Hatchery,

Nimbus Fish Hatchery

In the mid 1950s, when two major dams were completed along the American River in California, the salmon and steelhead trout could no longer reach their usual spawning areas. Nimbus Fish Hatchery was created to provide a place for these fish populations to lay their eggs and reproduce. Now, different... Read More

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

Did you know you only have to go as far as Florida to take an African Safari? Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a 65-acre recreation of life on the Serengeti plains. Visitors can ride on an open-air vehicle through this exciting habitat and see hundreds of fascinating animals, even feeding some by hand. Th... Read More

Arenal Volcanic Springs

Arenal Volcanic Springs

The beautiful Arenal volcanic springs are one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Arenal. Students relax in the natural hot springs created by the Arenal Volcano. As students enjoy time in the warm pools and waterfalls with friends, they learn about the formation of these springs and the... Read More

Washington, D.C. WhiteHouse

Presidential Facts: Bill Clinton

Birthday: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas First Lady: Hillary Diane Rodham Colleges: Georgetown University; Oxford University; Yale Law School Political Party: Democratic Years in Office: 1993-2001 (42nd president of the United States) Nicknames: Slick Willy; Bill; Bubba; Comeback Kid Did you kno... Read More

Kennedy Nixon Debate

The First Kennedy-Nixon Debate Airs

Not only did the Kennedy-Nixon debates change the outcome of the 1960 election, but it also started a new era in which crafting a public image was essential to executing a successful political campaign. On September 26, 1960, John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Richard Nixon met in a Chicago studio to debate ... Read More

Happy Students Traveling

What Do You Know About Worms?

Don’t think worms are exciting? Take a look at these facts about earthworms and all that they do for us! There are 4,400 different species of worms – and 2,700 different kinds of earthworms to be exact. In one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms. Earthworms have five hearts... Read More

St. Patrick's Day, Ireland

Fun Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As you pull on your green “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt, prepare for a parade or cook up some corned beef and cabbage, check out these fun facts I’ve gathered about the holiday: Do you know that the color traditionally associated with St. Patrick was blue, notgreen? ... Read More

Jellyfish

Helpful Jellyfish

Jellyfish usually bring up painful memories, and for good reason! Jellyfish sting about 150 million people around the world each year. Their tentacles can sting even after a jellyfish has died. One species of jellyfish, known as the Box Jellyfish, has enough venom to kill 60 people! So, do these see... Read More

Improv in France

Improv in France

When you think of the cultural differences between countries, you might immediately think of food, language, music, or holidays. But cultural differences can infuse every part of life, even improv comedy. The worldwide improv scene is divided into the Anglophone style and the francophone style. Fran... Read More

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