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.
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On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a polio vaccine.
Polio is a dangerous disease that most frequently attacks children, damaging their nervous system and causing varying degrees of paralysis. 1952 was an especially bad year for the disease, with an epidemic that affected over 58,000 people in the United States. Dr. Salk was and is heralded as a hero for his discovery. Today, only a handful of cases are reported in America each year.
Science Fun Facts March 22 – 28
Did you know? All geysers get their name from one famous example, the Great Geysir in Iceland, located just north of Mount Hekla. The name Geysir means “roarer” in Icelandic and refers to the loud roaring noise made by the geyser’s exiting steam. Outside of Iceland, there are four other main areas where geysers occur: […]
History Fun Facts March 22 – 28
This Week in History… March 23, 1775: Patrick Henry delivers his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech in Richmond, VA. Now an iconic speech, Patrick Henry’s words were not actually transcribed on the day they were delivered. Henry’s first biographer pieced the text of the speech together years later from the memory […]