NASA Trip


A BRIEF REPORT ON EDTERRA NASA TRIP  


 DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL VASANT KUNJ

 
A team comprising of 78 students of classes 9th and 11th from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj visited various cities of the USA as part of an educational trip organised by the school in association with Edterra Edventures.  On this trip, that took place over a period of 11 days, starting on 12th June, 2018 they were accompanied by eight teachers from school and two journey mentors from Edterra.
 During the trip the students first visited the Kennedy Space Centre located at Orlando, where over two days, through a wide array of interactive experiences, they got to learn about the success of NASA’s various space programmes. The students were then taken to a few theme parks for some leisure activities, following which they departed for Buffalo, New York. At Buffalo, they visited the world famous Niagara Falls to behold, with amazement, the beauty of the majestic water body up-close during a ride on The Maid of the Mist.
 After this beautiful adventure, the students were ushered to New York via a wonderful bus journey cutting across mesmerising bucolic countryside with one pit stop at Corning Museum of Glass. In the next two days, the students were given a brief history of the Manhattan area through a bus tour followed by a visit to the memorial for WTC victims of 2001. The One World Tower built adjacent to the memorial that commemorates the wondrous history and growth of the city, also provided the students an opportunity to observe and appreciate New York from all angles. The next day saw students being taken to the iconic landmark, the Statue of Liberty on a brief ferry ride.
Finally, the team departed for Boston to commence on the last leg of this momentous journey where they were taken on a bus tour of the city, all the while learning about its past and present. This was followed up by a walk- in tour of the world famous educational institutes—Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In this short duration, the students assimilated a world of knowledge about the USA which not only left them mesmerised but also deeply inspired.