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2010.12.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Washington D.C. Trip to Educate Students, Faculty

Omaha - College of Education faculty and students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will travel to Washington, D.C. this March for the 2011 UNO National Culture Walk.

The event, March 13-17, will take participants to the National Holocaust Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum and the National Archives for tours and special workshops for pre-service teachers, a nighttime tour of the city’s monuments, visits to schools and meetings with educational leaders.

The UNO National Culture Walk is a special opportunity for students in the College of Education to tour Washington, D.C. and discover how to use the unique resources of our nation’s capital in the classroom. Students and faculty will experience behind the scenes tours at several museums and learn about curriculum resources and innovative ways to engage students.

Students will visit selected schools participating in Community in Schools, an innovative program that focuses on using the resources of the community to enrich teaching and learning and will also visit a KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) upper elementary school and meet representatives of other organizations that foster educational excellence in urban schools.

The College of Education will also sponsor a culture walk to Norway this summer. The college hosted culture walks throughout Omaha and to the Omaha Nation reservation, north of Omaha in Macy, Neb., during the Fall 2010 semester.

For more information, contact James Dick: jdick@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-3463.

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