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Farm Field Trips  Introduce Students to Agriculture

Farm Field Trips Introduce Students to Agriculture

Throughout our history, agriculture has been among North Carolina’s leading industries and today it remains the largest industry. Yet many students have never visited a farm to learn where their food comes from. Many family farms, which have always been the bedrock of the agricultural industry, now offer students the opportunity to visit and spend the day learning about agriculture and its impact on their daily lives.

Coastal Region Marks Blackbeard’s 300th Anniversary

Coastal Region Marks Blackbeard’s 300th Anniversary

In 1718 the nation’s most notorious pirate, Blackbeard, established his base of operations in Bath, North Carolina. Later that same year he was killed in a battle against the British Royal Navy in Ocracoke inlet. The rein of terror from the king of all pirates came to an end.

NC Science Festival Expands Throughout April

NC Science Festival Expands Throughout April

The North Carolina Science Festival has expanded its annual celebration to span the entire month of April. The Festival, produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, was previously a two-week program. Last year the Festival had events in all 100 North Carolina counties.

The South Carolina State Museum – Reaching For The Stars!

The South Carolina State Museum – Reaching For The Stars!

Since 2014, when the SCSM added a 55 foot-digital dome planetarium, 4D theater, public observatory and telescope gallery, thousands of school children have been dazzled by the stars for the first time in the new and amazing spaces. With extensive educational programming that reaches beyond the walls of the building itself, the SCSM has charted a new path of necessary STEM, robotics and astronomy education that is available to all children in South Carolina and beyond. All of this is in addition to the history, art and natural history programs that keep schools coming back year after year.

Discover Trains and More at the NC Transportation Museum

Discover Trains and More at the NC Transportation Museum

To give your students a glimpse of the way people and goods were moved in the 20th century plan a field trip visit to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation in Spencer. The Museum site was once home to one of the largest steam locomotive repair facilities on the East coast operated by Southern Railway. Called Spencer Shops, the massive facility employed 3,000 workers. When diesel engines came along the demand for steam service declined and the facility closed in 1960.

Discover Historic Bath, NC Where Blackbeard Roamed 300 Years Ago

Discover Historic Bath, NC Where Blackbeard Roamed 300 Years Ago

Blackbeard will be the subject of major historical focus this year as the State observes Blackbeard 300: Commemorating North Carolina’s Rich Maritime History. Attitudes about piracy in Blackbeard’s day were vastly different than the way we view them today. Piracy was considered a “fashionable vice” and all the English colonies encouraged those who robbed sea vessels.

Relive WWII History Aboard the Battleship North Carolina

Relive WWII History Aboard the Battleship North Carolina

In 1958, Navy officials announced that the Battleship North Carolina, considered during World War II as the world’s greatest sea weapon, would be scrapped. State leaders launched a campaign to save the ship and bring it home. School students played a huge role in the effort. Each of the State’s students were asked to contribute ten cents to save the Battleship.

Discover  NC's First State Capitol The Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

Discover NC's First State Capitol The Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

More than 300 years of history comes alive for your students at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Tryon Palace is well-known as North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol as well as home to the first sessions of the North Carolina General Assembly and home to the State’s governors.

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