Since the New England Economic Adventure opened in 2003, thousands of visitors have experienced its mix of interactive exhibits and activities. In the process, they had an opportunity to learn about important concepts in an engaging way—specifically how increased productivity, expanded trade, and economic growth have over time helped boost the standard of living of most New Englanders. By promoting an understanding of how far we've come over the last 400 years and the many factors that contributed to our getting here, the Adventure also encouraged visitors to reflect on New England's economic future and their own.
In 2013, the Boston Fed shifted its focus to promoting financial capabilities and its approach to working with practitioners, teachers and institutions with an interest in building the financial decision-making skills of their students and constituents. As a result, effective fall 2014, the Bank no longer offers live programs for students and other visitors and has discontinued its New England Economic Adventure program.
While we have refined our education strategy, insights learned from past efforts—including the long-running Adventure program—have been vital to the evolution of our current approach. For more information and full descriptions of our new education initiatives, please visit the Events and Activities page of the Boston Fed's Financial Capabilities Group.