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Worldwide Summer Adventure

Join us on a worldwide adventure and let learning take you around the world.

With the summer vacation rapidly approaching we know you can’t wait to relax by the beach, visit a far-flung destination, or spend quality time with family and friends closer to home. But, what if you could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long?

Have the Summer of a Lifetime with Discovery Education!

What is the Worldwide Summer Adventure?

With Discovery Education's Worldwide Summer Adventure you will be able to virtually visit museums, visit the tundra, and take a deep dive under the sea…and that's just for starters.

How Will it Work?

Every trip has to start somewhere and this is is the "launch pad for your adventure. A number of summer experiences, virtual trips, and explorations are already below - so you can get started straight away. We will be posting new ideas throughout the summer.

Careers that Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA

Premiering May 4 (On-Demand)

Join Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day was created to honor those who fought in the U.S. Civil War. Originally, it was called Decoration Day after the custom of laying flowers on soldiers’ graves. Today, Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States. On this day, many people attend parades, spend time with family and friends, and remember those who have served our country. Use these resources to understand the meaning of the day.

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Invent Something New

The summer is a great time to put your creative skills to use and invent something new. These resources are a great starting point to find out more about recent inventions and innovations and are sure to spark your imagination.

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Visit National Monuments

Take a trip to Washington D.C. to explore these famous monuments and find out whey they are so important in remembering those who fought for us.

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Take a Deep Dive Under the Sea

Did you know there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans by 2050? Or that cameras are used to measure sharks and other large fish? Grab your scuba gear and join Discovery Education for a deep dive with the experts from Ocean First Education to investigate these topics and more.

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Celebrate with the Bard

Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon in the United Kingdom, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit the school Shakespeare attended and then travel to London to explore where he lived during his adult life.

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Explore the Universe with Discovery's Telescope

TELESCOPE takes you behind the scenes of the next step in the evolution of telescopes: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope which is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Make Your Own Weather

When we think of summer, we usually think of blue skies and sunshine, but you’ve probably also experience some clouds and even a thunderstorm. In this activity, find out what causes changes in our weather, and make a little weather of your own!

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Visit Goddard Space Flight Center

Visit one of NASA’s Space Flight Center’s and find out more about some of the missions they are working on with this virtual field trip to Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Get Inspired by Nature

What do a hydration pack, a pair of shoes, and a swimsuit have in common with camels, mountain goats and sharks? Explore the idea and get inspired by nature with this activity.

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Celebrate July Fourth

Have you ever wondered why America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks? Find out the history and science behind pyrotechnics, and reimagine a “firework display” by making your own.

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Visit Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, was named by a Dutch explorer who landed there on Easter Sunday in 1722. Known for its giant, carved monuments, Easter Island is the richest site of the megaliths of the Pacific island groups. Find out more about these monuments in this activity.

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Adopt a Class Pet

Do you want to adopt a pet but are looking for something a little unusual. With our live web cams you can observe sharks, chicks, penguins, or calves and find out more about the characteristics of each animal.

Meet the Pets

Tour National Parks

Take a digital tour of our nation's National Parks and see how the nature, wildlife and landforms vary across the country.

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Visit the Arctic Tundra

Visit Churchill, MB in Canada to find out more about the polar bears who live there. Learn more about these extraordinary animals and the careers open to you on the tundra.

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Complete the Baseball Challenge

Follow your favorite baseball team as they hit the road this summer. In this challenge you can create a travel plan for your team, including the route to take, length of trip, and even a budget.

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Plant Your Own Garden

In this activity you can design a garden for your community that will be home to a variety of fruits and vegetables.

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Celebrate Labor Day

Established as a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day recognizes workers and the labor movement. Today, the holiday is marked with parades, news stories, and personal celebrations on the first Monday in September

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