New York Times Student Journeys offers educational travel programs for middle school and high school students. The programs focus on destinations The Times has covered, where students can benefit from an insider’s view as they explore themes and topics associated with The Times coverage of local issues. Students completing seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in middle school trips, and students completing ninth through twelfth grades are eligible to participate in high school trips. Among the Journeys designed for students in grades 9–12 are “D.C. to Houston: Aerospace Technology and Space Exploration,” “New York to London: The Business of Sports,” and “Silicon Valley to South Korea: Technology and Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Middle school programs include “Switzerland: Science Innovation in the Swiss Alps,” “Oxford: An Introduction to Journalism,” and “California: Water Conservation, Sustainability, and the Environment.” A complete list of the Journeys, with descriptions, is posted online. Students can expect a collaborative group experience focused on each program’s theme. Group leaders and a New York Times expert will guide students as they choose a culminating project related to the theme, prepare the project, and present it to their peers at the end of the program. The Putney Open Door Fund, a nonprofit foundation with the purpose of providing support for young people seeking educational summer experiences, considers scholarship applications from students applying to these journeys.
Civilisations AR, an iOS app from the BBC, gives students an unprecedented look at 30 artifacts from around the globe—for example, the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum; an Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum in Devon, England; and Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales.
My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, an initiative of the American Writers Museum (AWM), includes an immersive multimedia exhibit, a related program series, and in-depth educational experiences that all explore the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on the culture, history, and daily lives of the nation.
The ProjectCSGIRLS competition encourages girls to develop projects that disrupt the present in a positive way. The contest’s aim is to create a community of creative, talented, and confident young women building the technologies that will shape the future.