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14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed

14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Where have you been all my life, the Interrobang‽ Less so, the Asterism, despite the awesome name. How many of these did you know already? Be honest.

Via Laura Brown
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I sometimes got confused on the names of the more obscure  punctuation marks, hope this helps if you are the same!

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Teacher burned, 2 students injured in blast

Teacher burned, 2 students injured in blast | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
"The report is there was some propane or some alcohol nearby," a fire official said. "And when I say alcohol, I don't mean the drinking kind."
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Timely reminder for all of us to maintain good health and safety practice with fuels on camp. 

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Hike & Bike | Hike & Mountain Bike in Dinosaur National Monument

Hike & Bike | Hike & Mountain Bike in Dinosaur National Monument | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Hiking & Biking trips in Dinosaur National Monument (Utah's number one outfitter offering hiking and mountain bike tours.
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Where Sand Meets Stars

Where Sand Meets Stars | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
We've dreamt about our fair share of beaches by day... from the best ones in the Caribbean to the most scandalous nude beaches in the world.

But what's the only better thing than a beach swathed in sunlight? A beach that's straight-up littered wit...
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When I ask students what was their best experience of Oman they  often say seeing the stars out in the desert or on the beach. I have to agree seeing the Milky Way away from any light pollution is awesome.

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Venice Carnival Begins Saturday

Venice Carnival Begins Saturday | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it

The much-awaited Carnevale di Venezia kicks off Saturday, February 15. This year’s theme is “La natura fantastica,” in celebration of a fairy-like carnival, of the wondrous, the dreamy and the fantastic. The carnival's centuries-old tradition is taking global inspiration this year by the masks of the European tradition, by Arab and Middle Eastern tales, by symbols of African and Mesoamerican cultures, by Indian, Mongolian and Chinese allegories. Every year the Venice Carnival attracts thousands of people. The city’s streets and squares will be alive with festivals and events of all kinds until March 4: from concerts in Piazza San Marco to historical dances and performances, to musical happy hours and children’s events. [...]


Via Mariano Pallottini
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Wonderful city, how about something a little more classy than Glastonbury next year?

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, February 13, 5:39 PM

EL MUY ESPERADO CARNAVAL DE VENEZIA EL PRÓXIMO 15 DE FEBRERO ESTE AÑO SU TEMA SERÁ "LA FANTÁSTICA NATURALEZA" COMO DE COSTUMBRE ATRAERÁ MILES DE PERSONAS, LAS CALLES DE LA CIUDAD OFRECERÁN FESTIVALES , EVENTOS ALUSIVOS Y CONCIERTOS EN LA PLAZA SAN MARCO CON SUS HISTÓRICAS DANZAS Y PERFORMANCES  Y SHOWS PARA NIÑOS.

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Italy festival

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Visit

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If you are interested in organising a school trip to Parliament you can browse our programme of school workshops and tours.
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A great experience to find out more about how government functions by visiting Westminster.

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The High Line | Friends of the High Line

The High Line | Friends of the High Line | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
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Idea for an Arts visit?

High Line Park in New York, a wonderful place and an integral part of any art visit to NYC. Students loved the feeling of natural space floating above the busy city streets. Our Brooklyn guides also made it a hugely entertaining tour of the city.

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The SES Explorer Awards: Pioneers with Purpose | The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The SES Explorer Awards: Pioneers with Purpose | The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
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Are you planning an adventure travel trip with your students? If you are including scientific research the Scientific Exploration Society could be funding your trip. 

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Spot the city skyline - quiz

Spot the city skyline - quiz | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge of the world's great cities. Can you identify these places from the silhouettes of their biggest and most notable landmarks?
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Liked this quiz, lots easy but some will make you think.

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10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014 | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
From classic wine-touring regions to exciting newcomers, our editors guide you to the very best in wine, food and cultural adventure.
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OK, this is strictly for teachers and not your students! Wine is an essential fuel for some teachers I know to keep them energised for a heavy marking load in the evening.

We have visited wine regions across the world and almost without fail they are in beautiful spots. Puglia, Italy was a highlight, Mendoza under the Andes mountains, Limestone Coast or Margaret River in Oz - great memories, great wines and lovely scenery.

If you can't make up your mind where to go on your next holiday check out the Wine Enthusiast's list (drinking the wine is optional).

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Dolphins Are 10 Times Stronger Than Human Athletes : DNews

Dolphins Are 10 Times Stronger Than Human Athletes : DNews | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Dolphins produce an eyebrow-raising amount of power, much more than Olympic athletes. Continue reading →
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Oman is one of the best places in the world to see dolphins. Seeing pods of hundreds of spinner dolphins is not uncommon but there are several other different species to see. We were fortunate to also catch sight of a couple of whalesharks, a few turtles and some sea snakes. Not bad for a morning ride on a boat! There were a few moans about the early start from the group but that was soon forgotten in the excitement of the morning's trip.

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International Visitors - London Theatre Tours

International Visitors - London Theatre Tours | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
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A group visit to London should include a trip to the theatre, but it can be so much more with backstage passes to find out how a West End production is put together.

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Trekking Rinjani is always a highlight of any visit to Indonesia. A tough, steep climb rewarded with stunning scenery. Choosing the right guiding company is essential for this trip.

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Extreme Photo of the Week - National Geographic

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Extreme Photo of the Week: See new extreme adventure photos each week featuring tips from your favorite athletes and photographers. And get the stories behind the shots.
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Oman is a wonderful country for students to visit with lots of adventurous activities to experience. Climbing days for visiting students can be made a bit easier if required!

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Boulder students get firsthand look at wilderness via snowshoes - Helena Independent Record

Boulder students get firsthand look at wilderness via snowshoes - Helena Independent Record | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Boulder students get firsthand look at wilderness via snowshoes
Helena Independent Record
And students inevitably take the time outside back to the classroom. “They're doing poetry now in English.
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Learning outside the classroom, seeing it and experiencing it for themselves. What a great lesson!

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Excalibur Isn't The Tallest Climbing Wall, But It Might Be The Coolest

Excalibur Isn't The Tallest Climbing Wall, But It Might Be The Coolest | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
The spire soars 121 feet to test climbers high above the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands is a great place to bring school groups, amazing art galleries, architecture and history. Now it seems the 'flatland' has become a favourite of rock climbers as well!

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Ten reasons why we need more contact with nature

Ten reasons why we need more contact with nature | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Richard Louv: It improves your memory, helps you recuperate and even makes your sense of smell more acute. So turn off your computer and get outside

Via Totonal Viajes
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Agreed, we all need to get away from these computers, turning mine off now!

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Totonal Viajes's curator insight, February 13, 3:18 PM

Spending more time outdoors nurtures our “nature neurons” and our natural creativity. #Rtweek14

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Stone Music

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“It is song about a camel. The camel is angry. It is asking the owner why he bought …
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Jordan - beautiful country, culture and hospitality. Listen to the oldest stringed instrument in the world.

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A Photographic Tour of Berlin’s Street Art

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Walking in the streets of Berlin is like entering into a contemporary art museum full of creative art on every wall, corner, bridge and any possible empty space waiting to be ‘decorated’ and the best part of it is that is free of charge.

Not every day and in every city will you have the ...
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Berlin, great city for language, history and contemporary art.

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Don't look down: a glimpse at the world's scariest hikes

Don't look down: a glimpse at the world's scariest hikes | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
From sky-high planks to iron-cable pathways, we take a look at some of the scariest hikes around the globe
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Another article on via ferrata , the scary 'iron' routes that require a safety harness to travel on. Great fun for students and teachers alike and they get you into the most stunning mountaineer scenery.

 

Some of these walks in the article are too scary for me, so check the route that you want to use is suitable to the age group you are travelling with, is well maintained and use the trained local guides.

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9 Life Lessons Children Learn From Travel

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The nine key life lessons children learn from travel, and how they learn them.
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Are the benefits children can get from a school trip worth it? Here is a great list from a well travelled mum which may help you answer such questions from your class parents.

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Nizwa Souq and Fort

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What to expect when you visit the Nizwa Souq and Fort. Best times to go and things to see.
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Nizwa,  a wonderful window into traditional Omani life and an essential 'to do' on that very long list of any visit to Oman. Great photos here from ottsworld.com.

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MediaPost Publications Ford Social Trends Study Speaks To Our Behavior 12/30/2013

MediaPost Publications Ford Social Trends Study Speaks To Our Behavior 12/30/2013 | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Ford Social Trends Study Speaks To Our Behavior - 12/30/2013
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Great news (if true) look down at the last bullet point, educated youth see 'stuff' as an encumbrance, they don't want to collect stuff, they want to experience things - brilliant!

So back to my old mantra; get out of the classroom and help young people experience the real world, travel to new places and experience new things.

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Photo Essay: A Stunning Visual Tour of Northern India - Culture-ist

Photo Essay: A Stunning Visual Tour of Northern India - Culture-ist | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
By Kimberly Bryant India is a country exceedingly rich in culture -- overflowing with the smells, sights and sounds of life. It is both a rewarding and a c
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Great photos peeking into the amazing culture of India. Love Cultureist for great travel ideas and inspiration

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Sri Lanka | Let's Travel Somewhere

Sri Lanka | Let's Travel Somewhere | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
Let‘s Travel Somewhere is a project by Nisa Maier. She wants to capture the essence of every country on the planet through stunning photographs and gripping stories.
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Love these images of Sri Lanka. Great destination for visiting students, lots to see and do and as always it is the people and culture that really makes the place so special.

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ViaFerrata.Org - The Official Via Ferrata website - Home Page

ViaFerrata.Org - The Official Via Ferrata website - Home Page | Global adventures for schools | Scoop.it
ViaFerrata.Org - The Official Site of the Via Ferrata. Le site Officiel des Via Ferrata dans le monde - Home Page
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If you are planning a school visit try to find time to try Via Ferrata. There are lots of these routes offering a safe but adrenaline filled experience.

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