EXPLO at Yale

Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

by Melissa Patricio

Summer 2018 Brings The Annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge To EXPLO

Sometimes it just clicks and you realize you’ve grasped a revolutionary scientific theory, concept, or principle — but the moment someone asks you to explain it, you find yourself fumbling through the evidential definitions that were once clear to you just moments ago.

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

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.

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

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.

The Argument for Physical Literacy in an Increasingly Virtual World

Recently, one of my colleagues — Director of EXPLO Studio, Dave Hamilton — shared a story with me about a group of high school students he has been working with in one of Studio’s critical making courses.

Assessment is Ruining the Universe (or at Least our Understanding of It)

Rolf Landua, Ph.D., is on a mission to change the landscape of science education. He chatted with EXPLO about the importance of curiosity in the classroom and how too much testing inhibits joyful learning — and deeper understanding of Nature and the universe. 

Celebrated Screenwriter J.V. Hart to Join EXPLO as Professor of Practice

With writing and producing credits including Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’sDracula, and Brian Henson’s Muppet Treasure Island to his name, EXPLO welcomes acclaimed screenwriter J.V. Hart to campus in summer 2018.

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

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

The Key to Engaged Learning? An Environment that Encourages Flow

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

Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond

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.


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

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...