The Group Travel Leader

APR 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E T he unsettling feeling of weightless- ness can grab the imagination of students used to the anchor of grav- ity. This simulated experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center allows young travelers to picture themselves floating through the vastness of space. Huntsville, Alabama, invites students to dream big as they experience the realities of space, try their hands at painting and explore the human genome at the city's attractions that welcome youth. After hands-on lessons in science at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, his- tory at the EarlyWorks Family of Museums and art at the Lowe Mill, students might rethink their career options. B Y E L I Z A M Y E R S H U N T S V I L L E S P E C I A L I Z E S I N F U N A N D E D U C A T I O N F O R S T U D E N T G R O U P S The convention and visitors bureau even offers Educational Escapes, a planning service for visiting students so group leaders can figure out which program best fits their desired curriculum. Students can try on the hat of an astronaut, an artist, a historian and a genetic researcher at these four attractions geared toward experiential education and fun. U. S . S PA C E A N D R O C K E T C E N T E R Impressionable youth can gaze at both the Quick Plane that first f lew in 1908 and the Saturn V rocket that traveled to the moon in 1969 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. "It still gives me chills when I think of what we were able to accomplish in a very short amount of time," said STUDENTS CAN LEARN ABOUT EARLY LIFE IN THE HUNTS- VILLE AREA AT ALABAMA CONSTITUTION VILLAGE. Photos courtesy Huntsville-Madison Co. CVB L E A R N I N G L E A N I S S U E A P R I L 2 0 1 7 in to

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