How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

October 11, 2018

Researchers say that we can't choose our children's friends. But strong friendships are a critical indicator of whether a person will thrive in adulthood. How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment. 

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

Laurie Santos — Internationally-acclaimed Professor of Psychology + Cognitive Science — Joins the EXPLO Network

May 9, 2018

EXPLO is excited to welcome Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and cognitive sciences at Yale University, to our growing network of dynamic and innovative thought leaders.

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Tags: Teaching and Learning, Experts + Partners, Psychology + Neuroscience, Summer Programs, Yale Speakers, EXPLO at Yale, Exploration Programs

Host of NPR's "Only A Game", Bill Littlefield, to Join EXPLO's Growing Network

May 7, 2018

Bill Littlefield, whose voice alone is nationally recognized as host on NPR’s Only A Game, will join EXPLO on the Yale campus as a visiting professor-of-practice during summer 2018.

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Tags: Experts + Partners, Focus Programs, Sports Management, EXPLO at Yale, Exploration Programs

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

Mission Training: Exploratory Robotics at EXPLO

January 25, 2018

As the grainy particles settle, the picture comes into focus, slowly. Wide swaths of sand paint the unfamiliar terrain in soft arcs and waves. She inches the Mars Rover forward with a gentle push of the toggle; in turn, the image on the screen reflects back this forward movement. The human engineer with her hand on the toggle breathes a sigh of relief. It is only the first of many small, carefully calculated movements in an epic scientific investigation, but it is something. She takes solace in the metal being she has created and presses onward, hoping to find a seed of promise in this endless sea of sand.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, Academics, Alumni News, Exploration Programs

Many Paths to Engineering

January 25, 2018

What do Star Wars Lego robots, sustainable urban planning, and a complex machine designed to paint your dreams have in common? At the heart of each of these imaginative projects is a challenge to our students -- use the principles of engineering to create something extraordinary and original. We’ll give you the materials and the tools, you create the ideas, bend the rules, and execute the plan.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wheaton, Exploration Programs, Summer Programs, Critical Making

Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond [EXTENDED VIDEO]

January 19, 2018

 

Each summer, EXPLO welcome students from more than 40 states and 70 countries to our campuses where we explore the world of people and ideas, and celebrate the differences that bring us together as a community. The above video is a comprehensive overview of EXPLO summer programs played at our Info Meetings where families learn about our  two and three-week Programs. 

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

Traveling Towards Happiness with Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

December 18, 2017

World’s leading researcher on positive psychology and pioneer of flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi , Ph.D., joins ranks of EXPLO Advisors.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, Exploration Programs, Exploring Education, Focus Programs, Mihaly Csikikszentmihalyi

Where Learning Mirrors Life: Teaching + Learning at EXPLO

November 1, 2017

At EXPLO, we believe learning mirrors life — full of questions, tensions, and worthwhile digressions in an ever-changing world. We know that whimsy and wonder have a place alongside pragmatic investigation. We celebrate discovery through doing, and empathy through authentic connection. We know immersing ourselves in the earnest exploration of the world of people and ideas reveals the joy of learning and with it the joy of living.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO Mini at Wheaton, EXPLO at Wheaton, Focus Programs, EXPLO Studio

Meet Miguel from Venezuela

August 3, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Miguel came to EXPLO to explore his interest in computer programming and determine if it's the path he wants to pursue. What he discovered is that collaborative learning is far more engaging and effective than the independent method he is used to from school. 

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Tags: Academics, Conversation, Exploration Programs, Student Life

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