Tag Archives: sightseeing

Meet the author

The NSTA Store has a corner where we can meet the authors of current and popular books. Steve Rich was here today to sign copies of his latest book Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide. There are lots of opportunities to get outside in Philadelphia, including Fairmount Park (one of the largest urban parks in the […]

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Take a musical break

Catty-corner from the Mariott Hotel in Philadelphia is a national musical treasure: the Wanamaker organ (yes, the store is a Macy’s now). This is the largest operational pipe organ in the world. At the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ website, you can read about its history and specifications as well as listen to a sound […]

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Morning musings

Even in March the humidity here is high. Along with the morning fog, it makes for a place where “resistance is futile” in terms of coiffures! Walking through the deserted streets this morning to catch the streetcar for an early session, I saw people walking their dogs, having coffee in a local shop, watering plants, […]

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Mmm, chocolate

Need a pick me up after a full day of NSTA conference sessions? Head to Cacao, a chocolate shop with the feel of an asian tea house. A shot of “drinking chocolate”–think a liquid chocolate bar, not a powdered mix—only costs $2.

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Portland = Powell’s

Portland has a lot to offer, but if you only have time for one thing, make it Powell’s. The largest independent bookstore in the world fills a city block and features used gems tucked among the enormous selection–including a science and an education section. Plan on spending hours here! (they are open until 11)

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