Human Geography Trips to New York

The city's geography, with its scarce availability of land, is a contributing factor in making it one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. Environmental issues are chiefly concerned with managing this density, making it a great alternative case-study for geography students looking at how humans adapt and transform their landscape.

Take a walk along the High-Line an innovative way of creating green space in this densely populated, land-straped city or celebrate the city's vertical skyline at the Skyscraper Museum. Our 5 and 6 day trips to New York will give you plenty of time to balance these educational visits with the time to visit the city's famous attractions and landmarks to create a school trip of a lifetime.

 

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4

  • Urban issues and challenges
  • Urban sustainability 
  • Water and Energy

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5

  • Contemporary urban processes
  • Urban decline and regeneration
  • Contemporary sustainability issues 

Prices start from£699pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight to New York Arrive and transfer to your accommodation Visit to Empire State Building
2 Visit to the Skyscraper Museum Visit to the 9/11 memorial and Museum Tickets to see a Sports Fixture or Broadway Show
3 Visit to New York Transit Museum Guided Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard Evening meal in a local restaurant
4 Ellis Island and Liberty Ferry Walk the High Line with free time for shopping before transfer to New York airport for return flight Overnight flight back to UK
5 Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight to New York
Afternoon Arrive and transfer to your accommodation
Evening Visit to Empire State Building
Morning Visit to the Skyscraper Museum
Afternoon Visit to the 9/11 memorial and Museum
Evening Tickets to see a Sports Fixture or Broadway Show
Morning Visit to New York Transit Museum
Afternoon Guided Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Ellis Island and Liberty Ferry
Afternoon Walk the High Line with free time for shopping before transfer to New York airport for return flight
Evening Overnight flight back to UK
Morning Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
Afternoon
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 3 nights Room Only Accommodation on a Bedshare basis
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

The Skyscraper Museum

Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.

High Line

This once disused and derelict former freight rail line has been turned into one of the most innovative and inviting public spaces in New York City. Black steel columns that once supported abandoned train tracks now hold up an elevated park offering a unique vantage point to the city. You can sit surrounded by carefully tended plants and take in the Hudson River views, or you can walk the line as it slices through the cityscape un-interrupted by street crossings or traffic lights to wait for.

New York Transit Museum

It’s impossible to imagine New York City without a mass transit system, the city relies on subways, commuter trains, buses, bridges and tunnels to move millions of people around each day. It is one of the largest mass transit systems in the world with 468 stations, 842 miles (1355 km) of track and it runs 24hrs a day. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of this network first-hand.

Clay Pit Ponds, State Park Preserve

The site of extensive mining in the 19th century, the Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260 acre nature preserve near the Southwest shore of Staten Island. Explore its variety of unique habitats, such as wetlands, ponds, sand barrens , spring-fed streams and woodlands. The preserve retains its unique ecology and provides educational and recreational opportunities.

The Natural Classroom

An exciting series of programmes providing an unforgettable experience for students. With each programme, your students visit a New York City nature centre and take part in a series of hands-on activities.

The New York Botanical Garden

Explore 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year round beauty, and enjoy exciting, hands-on activities that connect plants and people.


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What you say

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