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There’s an exciting new resource for homeschool families who want to travel! This coming year, Animado Events is launching the Homeschool Odyssey Series, a fresh new approach to homeschooling using travel as a teaching tool.

What are Homeschool Odysseys?

Homeschool Odysseys are world-class learning experiences that bring curriculum to life in new and unexpected ways in outstanding, family-friendly destinations. Homeschool families, co-ops, online academies and more come together on specified dates to take part in special educational programs, explore the region and share their time. They are destination-based events that honor the spirit of homeschooling while encouraging real world curriculum connections, networking, flexibility and exceptional value.

Where can we go?

In the early spring and summer of 2020, homeschool families can take part in two unique odysseys- one international and one domestic.

The United Kingdom Homeschool Odyssey
March 30 – April 8, 2020

Gather friends and family for an adventure across the pond! The United Kingdom Homeschool Odyssey has assembled the very best of the UK into ten amazing days. Stops in London, Bath and Stratford-Upon-Avon highlight attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Bath Abbey and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Highlights include:

• Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge
• West End theatre performance
• Canterbury and the Canterbury Cathedral
• Stonehenge
• Roman Baths and the Pump Room and Abbey Church of Saint Peter
• William Shakespeare’s birthplace

Homeschool participants will have exclusive opportunities to meet and network during designated activities during the trip, making memories and friends to last a lifetime.

The Washington D.C. Homeschool Odyssey
June 19 – 22, 2020

Middle and high school-aged homeschool students will converge on the nation’s capital for an adventure featuring STEM, history, culture and arts. There will be lots of opportunities to explore and make connections! Stops during the Washington D.C. Odyssey include:

• National Museum of the Marine Corps
• Washington National Cathedral including the behind the scenes tour
• Smithsonian Museums (with advance educational material provided)
• Memorial and Monument tour
• National Mall including a National Park Service Education Program
• Ford’s Theatre
• Newseum
• Arlington Cemetery
• Mount Vernon
• S. Capitol Tour (based on availability)

As an added bonus, students will come together at the National Museum of the Marine Corps for dinner, networking and learning in a fun and engaging atmosphere. It’s a great way to get to know each other in a very special venue!

Are there more Homeschool Odysseys?

Animado is just getting started! More Odysseys are being planned in fabulous destinations like Orlando, Nashville, Chattanooga and Branson. Check the Animado Events site often for updates or sign up for the latest news.

How do we register?

You can register for the United Kingdom or Washington D.C. Homeschool Odysseys at Animado Events. For more information, call the expert Animado staff at 844-335-7994. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Homeschooling using travel as a teaching tool isn’t new, but Animado has made it fresh and fun! The U.K. Odyssey will take you places you may have only read about and the Washington D.C. Odyssey is a lesson in civics like no other.  Join other homeschool families who love to travel in these epic learning adventures!