Day 1 :
Welcome to New York City!
- Travel to New York City:
Meet your WorldStrides representative, participate and begin your once-in-alifetime experience!
- Brooklyn Bridge:
Walk across the iconic New York City bridge while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Considering the engineering and mechanical feats required to build this structure in the late 19th century.
- National Geographic Encounter:
Students will engage with an immersive underwater experience that transports
them across the Pacific Ocean. They will learn about marine biology and ecosystems, and ocean conservation. Groundbreaking technology makes this adventure a visual and aural spectacle.
- Dinner in Times Square:
Day 2 :
Explore New York City
- New York Academy of Science - Mars Rover Challenge:
Utilizing sphero robotics and scratch programming, students will use coding language and design to build a device that can carry a payload in a simulated Mars environment.
- 9/11 Memorial:
Reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Created as a living part of the city, this memorial is a green space meant for reverence and remembrance.
- One World Observatory:
With your Course Leader, ride an elevator up 102 stories in only 47 seconds. Learn about environmental and green construction approaches, skyscraper safety systems, and more.
- Broadway Show:
Enjoy the excitement
and pageantry of a Broadway show and
pose for a group photo in Times Square.
No matter which show you end up
seeing, it's sure to be a once-in-a lifetime experience.
- Return to hotel:
Day 3 :
Explore New York City Part II
- Rockefeller Plaza:
Home to a remarkable collection of art deco motifs and sculptures signifying man's development in spirit, science, industry, and more.
- Central Park:
Experience the landscapes, structures, and water bodies that make up New York City's urban oasis.
- Intrepid Air and Space Museum:
Visit the renowned museum aboard an aircraft carrier docked in New York City. Explore the ship and its many surfaces and interactive exhibits including the space shuttle Enterprise and a decommissioned submarine. Learn about history and STEM fields all in one location.
- Depart for Boston. Lunch along the way.:
- Explore Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market:
Day 4 :
Welcome to Boston!
- Duck Boat Tour:
This uniquely engineered vehicle operates on both land and water and takes you on a fact-filled tour of the important sites around Boston from both the city streets to the Charles River.
- Museum of Science:
Tour the museum and experience the relationship between science and technology with an interactive hands-on scavenger hunt.
- New England Aquarium:
Home to 1,000's of aquatic animals. Your group will select and attend presentations by animal care specialists. You'll be challenged to locate and observe a variety of different species and record your encounters by photo.
- Boda Borg:
Experience "questing" in a real-world gaming environment. Tackle mental and physical challenges to progress through your Quest at this escape room like destination.
Day 5 :
Boston Part II
- StageOne Robotics and Coding Helicopter
In this workshop designed and operated
by MIT PhD graduates, students have the
opportunity to collaborate on both hardware and
software design by building circuitry and writing
software together. Utilizing an Arduino
microprocessor as the base, they build, program
and fly a helicopter that they create in small
- Lunch at Harvard Square:
- MIT Campus Tour:
- Dinner and return to hotel:
Day 6 :
Depart Boston for home
- Workshop or Tour:
You'll end your trip with an activity that may include ocean and marine life, statistics in sports, or the connection between civic engagement and how it relates to STEM education.
- Depart Boston for home: