The final Trivia Night of the summer was a big hit amongst students — some being old hands at Trivia Night, opting to test their knowledge whenever we have Evening Experiences, while some were first-time trivia participants. New and old trivia-goers were equally as successful, with each and every team proving victorious against the team of staff members and thus earning a coveted "Smarter than a Staff Member" pin for their lanyards.
Through a variety of technique-building drills, EXPLO teammates improve their soccer skills. They learn offensive and defensive strategies, and then apply them in a friendly, competitive match.
Acting for the Stage + Screen students never know exactly who they'll be transforming into when they walk into their course each day. Today, EXPLO students take on the personas of astronauts on a space mission, students taking a test in school, architects building a house, and more! The catch: students aren't able to speak during their assigned scenes; their peers have to guess what's going on based solely on their actions.
Students in Off-Road Vehicle Design make final tweaks to their cars before racing them in a mini elastic car competition. Using engineering strategies, students build and modify the cars to adjust speed and stability.
Claire, back for a sixth EXPLO summer, is as passionate a person as you can meet, with interests including everything from the Alice in Wonderland movie wardrobe to skateboarding to space travel. Claire expounded on some of these wide-ranging pursuits, recounted a fun day, and reflected on what it is about EXPLO that makes you want to come back summer after summer.
Students in Neuropsychology + Misdirection create posters as part of a color theory investigation. They examine through Garfield how color can be used to increase or shift attention and the effects of color on personal reactions.
Mentalism card tricks, sleight of hand, and lots of audience involvement encapsulates The Magic of Alexo Evening Event. Students are wowed as Alexo, magician, swallows sewing needles, materializes a bird, and even reads their minds.
The final group of Medical Careers students have been welcomed to the EXPLO Hospital! For their first activity, students take part in a Vitals Clinic, practicing skills like taking blood pressure and recording the data.
Highlights of Zeke's first summer at EXPLO include triumphing at Trivia Night, discovering a critical piece of evidence in Criminal Investigations, exploring The Ville, and so much more. Read on for a peek into two of Zeke's interests: medicine and impressions!