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Past Student Trips
Global Leadership Summit - Reykjavik, Iceland - Spring 2016
- 6 high school sophomores traveled to Iceland in March of 2016 to participate in Education First Tours' Global Leadership Summit. Students participated in a two day conference that had a focus on The Future of Energy. Students heard from speakers like Dr. Steven Chu, Former US Secretary of Defense, William Kamkwamba, a Malawian innovator and engineer who built a wind turbine from scrapyard parts to power electronics in his home and eventually built a water pump that supplies drinking water to his village, and Jessica O. Matthews, inventor of Soccket, a soccer ball that can be used as a power generator from playing with it. These speakers spoke about the importance of STEM and innovation in energy problems and solutions. After participating in the conference, students traveled through southern Iceland to experience the importance of harvesting energy from the earth. We traveled to a renewable energy power plant built on a volcano, a tomato and cucumber greenhouse and farm, various waterfalls and geysers and the Blue Lagoon.
Global Leadership Summit - Berlin, Germany - Summer 2018
- July, 2018 4 students traveled to Berlin, Germany where they attended the Education First Tours' Global Leadership Summit. The summit gave our students an in-depth look at how technology continues to impact various aspects of society, before challenging them to prototype actual solutions to those tech-driven challenges while competing for a chance to have their project work exhibited in Stockholm’s Nobel Museum. In addition to the immersive, educational travel and project based learning work, summit attendees heard from keynote speakers including magician and illusionist Jason Latimer, Disney animator Glen Keane, and former Facebook marketing lead Randi Zuckerberg. In addition to experiencing the Global Leadership Summit, students had the opportunity to travel to Heidelberg and Freiburg in Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland. Throughout their travels, students had the opportunity to visit a state of the art science museum in Berlin, the Heidelberg Castle, take a solar powered boat tour along the Neckar River in Heidelberg, hike through the Black Forest in Freiburg where they visited a local organic farm and learned how cuckoo clocks are made, explored Mount Pilatus in Switzerland and toured a hydroelectric power station that supplies electricity to Switzerland and other European countries. These travel experiences helped connect the messages of the summit speakers to real world uses, advancements, and capabilities of technology in different areas of society.
8th Grade - Washington DC - Spring 2019
- 8th graders traveled to Washington DC, Jamestown, and Williamsburg, VA over Spring Break 2019. Students explored some of the nation's most important historic sites and experienced first-hand what they've been learning in school. Sites included: Smithsonian museums, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and more.
Global Leadership Summit - Davos, Switzerland - Summer 2019
- 4 high school students traveled to Davos, Switzerland in July 2019 to participate in Education First Tours' Global Leadership Summit. The overall focus of the two day conference is The Power of Communication. Students heard from many activists and influential people like Clint Smith, Ann Curry and Kai Kight on the importance of communication and empathy in making an impact and inducing change in our society. Students traveled to Krakow, Prague, Nuremberg and Munich as part of the trip to tour the cities, towns, and buildings where the rise of Nazism and Communism occurred. Eastern Europe presents a prime case study on conflict and the power of propaganda, which we discovered as we learn more about wars fought in store windows and on factory floors—anywhere a poster could help individualize the conflict for ordinary citizens.
Theater - London, England - Summer 2019
- Theater students traveled to London, England to participate in theater themed interactive workshops, explore iconic monuments in the city and watch shows from various theaters. Highlights of the tour included Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, West End Theater Performance, Backstage Tour of the National Theater, and an interactive workshop and performance at Globe Theatre. Check out the trip informational page for more details: explorica.com/Brannan-5351