The Smithsonian Partners for Travel, Education

GLOBAL–The Smithsonian Institution has teamed with Mountain Travel Sobak for a series of branded travel experiences as well as Carnegie Learning for a line of educational products.

April 6, 2018

The Smithsonian Partners for Travel, Education

A new travel experience will offer curated hikes to Mount Kilimanjaro, tours of Italian wine country and more.

GLOBAL–The Smithsonian Institution has teamed with Mountain Travel Sobak for a series of branded travel experiences as well as Carnegie Learning for a line of educational products.

First, Mountain Travel Sobek will capitalize on the experience of the Smithsonian Museums by offering history- and culture-themed travel to various destinations across Europe, Africa and South America. The excursions, dubbed Smithsonian Active Journeys by Mountain Travel Sobek, will include an educational hike through the Andes, a hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a walk through the vineyards of Tuscany and a hike along Scotland’s Hebrides and Highlands.

“Our dedication to lifelong learning and passion for exploring the world drives us to continually develop authentic, enriching experiences for our travelers,” says Carol LeBlanc, senior vice president, Smithsonian Enterprises. “We are pleased to join with Mountain Travel Sobek to provide a new, high-quality travel option for our intellectually curious,

sophisticated, and adventurous Smithsonian travelers.” 

Meanwhile, Carnegie Learning, a math and science curriculum provider, has formed a strategic alliance with the Institution to engineer curriculum based on the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The alliance will utilize inquiry-based lesson plans that aim to teach children about the modern economy.

“We are committed to building the next generation of STEM leaders,” says Barry Malkin, chief operating officer, Carnegie Learning. “We’ve spent more than 20 years perfecting our adaptive learning technology for mathematics. Now, as we begin to work with the Smithsonian Institution, we can together re-imagine STEM education to better prepare these future leaders.” 

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