Exploring Education

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

4 Teaching Strategies That Academic Summer Camps Use

The leaders of the country’s best educational camps and summer programs aren’t just camp counselors and administrators; they’re committed educators. They know you’ve put your trust in them to guide your child along a journey of exploration and discovery, sparking new interests, creativity, and a...

How Educational Summer Camps Benefit Child Development

What skills and character traits will your child need to succeed in the world of tomorrow? It’s hard to imagine what the future will bring, as even now, change driven by technological, economic, social, and climatic forces continues to accelerate at a breakneck pace. But we have a few hints.

Moment Number One: Sparking Lifelong Learners

When I am on campus, when I go to classes and watch the workshops and even (maybe especially) the short bursts of unstructured time, I can’t help but think of my neighbor Tony.

A Case for Making: The Roots of Learning

In a lot of ways, Making, rather than being the hot new educational thing, is really the traditional way we learn. “Book learning” was the disruptive, radical technology — a kind of New Math before there was New Math.

At Catholic Memorial School, Critical Making Prepares Kids For A Future Not Yet Invented

With today’s high school students graduating into a world shaped by the Fourth Industrial Revolution — a post-digital age that is blurring the boundaries of traditional technologies, producing information far faster than it can be consumed, and disrupting every industry in every country around the...

EXPLO to Speak at Leading International Education Conference

NORWOOD, MASS., Jan. 15, 2019 – EXPLO President Moira Kelly and Creative Director Dave Hamilton will present at the Education World Forum, the world’s largest gathering of education ministers held January 20-23 in London.

Delaware-area Summer Camps Thrive Under Expert Guidance From Industry Leader

In November 2014, summer camp administrators from five urban camps in Wilmington, Delaware entered the Exploration Center — EXPLO’s headquarters in Massachusetts — for three days of intensive professional development to learn EXPLO’s methods. If EXPLO was the best in the game, could they take that...

Transformative Teaching and Learning: Critical Making Camp for Educators

It started with an idea.

Real Talk: Student Engagement and Collaborative Discussion


EXPLO: Vision and Core Values

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...