Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel to Join EXPLO as Inaugural Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence

March 26, 2018

EXPLO is pleased to announce its first Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence — Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Experts + Partners

The Key to Engaged Learning? An Environment that Encourages Flow

March 8, 2018

There’s life — and then there’s living a life with flow.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education

EXPLO Book Review: Resiliency In the Face Of Embarrassment and Creative Learning Environments

March 7, 2018

At the heart of EXPLO, our mission is to teach students the skill sets needed to find joy in life-long learning. We do this by encouraging our students to exercise their courage to self-motivate, their daring to take action, and their confidence to examine beyond the boundaries of their own comfort zone. We hope through this encouragement, our students (of all ages) develop the desire to participate in a life worth learning about.

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Tags: Exploring Education

Exploration or Focus: How to Choose Your EXPLO Program

February 20, 2018

Choice: it’s the cornerstone of all exploration. At EXPLO, we believe that means both providing a wide array of options to choose from and granting young people the agency to make choices for themselves.

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Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond [VIDEO]

February 14, 2018


For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, Video, EXPLO at Yale, Focus Programs, Summer Programs

Courage From EXPLO Leads Alum, Christopher Streat, to Intern With Trevor Noah

February 12, 2018

I was excited to recently learn that my summer colleague Christopher Streat has just started a prestigious internship working on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. If you had been at EXPLO at Yale last summer, you would have seen how talented Christopher is on stage, leading community meetings in the Schubert Theatre, and act as a role model for students in improv and acting classes.

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Tags: Alumni News, EXPLO at Yale, Business of Entertainment

EXPLO + MIT Media Lab: Open Leadership Conference with Joi Ito

February 1, 2018

For the past two years, MIT Media Lab has collaborated with Mozilla — a company whose mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all —  with a collective goal to offer professional development for senior leaders of nonprofit and public sector organizations.

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Tags: Outreach, EXPLO Studio, Professional Development

Playful Learning at EXPLO

January 31, 2018

What if we gave ourselves permission for a radical shift in the way we thought about learning? What if we flipped the binary of a “teacher/student” relationship on its head, and instead accepted that we are all learners engaged in the playful pursuit of discovery?

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Iconic Candy Dispenser Creator PEZ Partners with EXPLO

January 29, 2018

EXPLO is thrilled to announce a new partnership with PEZ, the makers of the beloved PEZ dispensers and candy. Sold in 80 countries, PEZ distributes 70 million dispensers and five billion candies a year. They provided comedic fodder for Larry David to write “The PEZ Dispenser” episode for Seinfeld, and on Jeopardy, PEZ was not simply an answer to one question, but was the theme of an entire category. It’s a rare company that can remain a staple of pop culture for more than 60 years.

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Rejuvenate, Recharge + Connect: A Toast to MIT's Independent Activities Period

January 29, 2018

Every year, MIT clubs around the world hold a celebration of the Independent Activities Period (IAP) to invite alumni to rejuvenate, recharge, and connect. This year, MIT alums connected with each other in the city of Boston, celebrating their mutual history of intellectual play and curiosity — and a large influencer of the founding of EXPLO. 

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