Category Archives: For Teachers

Advice for Traveling Teacher Leaders from SYTA: Part 1

Advice for Traveling Teacher Leaders NOVEMBER 20, 2019 Written by Michael Bowers, Student Travel Safety Consultant, Travel Safety Solutions LLC. SYTA, the Student and Youth Travel Association, consistently works hard to ensure the student group travel industry is as safe, efficient, and educational as it can be, and their recent work with the Center for…
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Field Trips to Take in Ogden

When you think of taking Field Trips in Utah, your mind probably goes to Salt Lake City first, the city full of religious and pioneer history abound. While we do think Salt Lake City is always an excellent option for student groups, there is a location a bit north of this city, 40 miles north…
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Why Take Your Students on a Monuments and Memorials Tour of DC

Our favorite thing to suggest to student groups of any age visiting our nation's capital, Washington D.C., is a Monuments and Memorials Tour. The iconic landmarks that you will find on this tour are world-famous and likely already at the top of your to-see list, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Most of…
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A Field Trip to the Oldest City in America

When you think of the oldest city in the US you may think of Plymouth or Jamestown, but you need to look much further south for the true answer; St. Augustine, Florida! In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon discovered what is now Florida on his search 'Fountain of Youth'. He landed at St.…
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Best Destinations for 7th Grade Field Trips

7th Grade...that perfect year where students aren't quite children and aren't quite teenagers yet either...meaning they are interested in a wide variety of educational points and activities. You really can't go wrong with any educationally-based field trip at this stage, but we do have certain suggestions that will spark the most interest out of your…
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15 Fun Fundraising Ideas for Students

Fundraising can get pretty boring pretty quick, especially with the same ideas being repeated year after year within school districts. Fundraising doesn't have to be monotonous, however, it can be a truly fun experience for your students with the right ideas, momentum, and information. At Adventure Student Travel we not only want to ensure your…
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Student Safety Tips from SYTA: Seat Belts on School Buses

How Do You Get Students to Wear Seat Belts on School Buses? AUGUST 22, 2018 Written by Michael Bowers, Student Travel Safety Consultant,¬†Center for Student Travel Safety. Adventure Student Travel is proud to work with SYTA, the Voice of Student and Youth Travel, and we are both always looking for ways to ensure student safety…
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AST Shares: Fundraising Reflections

Fundraising is typically an essential part of trip-planning for our groups, and depending on how prepared you are it can either be a nightmare or a dream. Thomas Ruggieri, a band director in Youngstown, Ohio, offers his insight in student fundraising with this article we are sharing from Teach and Travel. 'I encourage students to…
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Itinerary Feature: 3-Day Southern Florida Beach Getaway

There tends to be a common theme among seniors, and student groups in general, when it comes to planning a big trip with AST, and that theme is BEACHES. [caption id="attachment_31053" align="alignright" width="400"] Fort Lauderdale beach cafe with tropical palm trees and blue sky[/caption] Most of our groups want to spend some time in the…
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The Best 5 Parades for Student Marching Bands – 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a spectacular year for marching band performances across the United States, especially when it comes to parades! With several iconic annual parade traditions around the country, marching bands of all shapes and sizes have several opportunities to shine and represent their school and hometown pride. Many, if not all…
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