WorldStrides, the first educational travel organization accredited as a school, helps more than 270,000 students and 10,000 teachers each year experience learning beyond the classroom. We believe in the power of experiential travel to enrich students’ lives. For nearly 50 years, teachers and students have participated on WorldStrides DiscoverNow! programs, creating unforgettable learning adventures. Our travel programs take students beyond classroom walls, helping to inspire them for a lifetime, increase their cultural appreciation, and develop a stronger understanding of the world around them.
Science Fun Facts: August 23-29
Did you know? Most people associate the word “twister” with tornadoes, but in fact, tropical twisters come from hurricanes. They are formed when large areas of the ocean become heated, and the air pressure over that area drops. This causes thunderstorms and strong surface winds. As they travel long distances gathering energy from […]
History Fun Facts: August 23-29
This Week in History… August 24, 79 A.D.: Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, killing thousands in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Accounts of this deadly disaster state the eruption lasted 18 hours, burying the city of Pompeii under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice, and Herculaneum under more than […]