Edge at Hudson Yards and Discovery Education today announced a new educational initiative – Reach for the Sky – that shows students nationwide the transformative power of STEM during a virtual trip to the tallest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.
This new initiative – Reach for the Sky – features engaging digital educational resources and a Virtual Field Trip for students in grades 4-12. With an array of no-cost content, students discover how big ideas and cutting-edge technology can be combined to improve lives and revolutionize communities. Premiering November 4th at 1 PM ET, The Future is Now Virtual Field Trip takes students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighborhood and the incredible observation deck where marvels of modern engineering elevate the possibilities of everyday life to extraordinary heights. Students will explore new horizons in community-building as they journey 1,131 ft into the air to Edge, the highest outdoor skydeck in the Western hemisphere, for an unparalleled 360° view of the city and a behind-the-scenes look at amazing innovations of architecture and engineering. Throughout the Virtual Field Trip, students will hear from various leaders about the STEM, history, and social impact of the new gravity-defying structure. Learn more about this event and register here.
“Hudson Yards was always envisioned as an innovative center for engaging sustainable neighborhoods of the future and a place for discovery and adventure,” said Haley Ward, Vice President of Sales at Hudson Yards Experiences. “We are proud to partner with Discovery Education to inspire the next generation of inventors and visionaries through this one-of-a-kind STEM learning experience at Edge.”
Accompanying digital materials created by Discovery Education’s expert curriculum and content designers help educators integrate this engaging virtual experience into any lesson plan. Included in the resources are an instructional educator guide, an at-home activity, and a visitor toolkit to take the learning even further. The Virtual Field Trip and all the resources are available at www.reachfortheskynyc.com and on Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform.
The Future is Now Virtual Field Trip is part of a new series of Virtual Field Trips engaging students and supporting educators in any learning environment. Every month, Discovery Education adds hundreds of new resources—from ready-to-use activities to immersive videos and Virtual Field Trips to podcasts and curated channels found in its recently enhanced K-12 platform. Each resource is culturally authentic, reflects the diversity of today’s world, and includes embedded supports, such as closed captioning, text-to-speech, and language translations.
“We are proud to partner with Hudson Yards, to take learning to new heights. Now, no matter where a student lives or their learning environment, they can explore the incredible feat of engineering that is Edge at Hudson Yards and discover STEM’s unique ability to transform neighborhoods,” said Lori McFarling, President of Social Impact at Discovery Education.
For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.
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