See and Remember. Do and Understand.
The best way to learn is through hands-on experience, where it stimulates the students and their critical thinking skills. This simulated learning is best achieved through educational workshops. Groups can choose a variety of workshop interests, including focuses on aerospace, medical, robotics and science technologies. By incorporating workshops in the itinerary, students will benefit from both fun and learning.
Kennedy Space Center – Astronaut Training Experience (ATX)
Immerse your students in the world of today’s astronauts for their very own space adventure. During Astronaut Training Experience, students will undergo an authentic day of hands-on mission simulations and space exploration activities designed to prepare them for the rigors of spaceflight. They will participate in a space exploration briefing, a classroom training module, motion-based simulations and full-scale space shuttle mission simulation.
Liberty Science Center – Live From… Surgical Program
From the first incision to the last suture, your students can witness the excitement and drama of science in action. Through real-time, interactive videoconferencing with a hospital surgical suite, they’ll have a front-row seat to surgery as it happens! A variety of surgical programs are available including Kidney Transplant, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Knee, Pediatric Orthopedic, Robotic and Cardiac.
Diney Youth Education Series
Programs take place in the information-rich setting of the Disney Parks in Florida and California to give students a hands-on, educational adventure. A collection of guided field studies, available in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Leadership Development, is accredited, standards-based and designed to reinforce classroom lessons. Practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as groups participate in one-of-a-kind moments that use the magic of Disney to make learning even more impactful.
MIT – Edgerton Center Outreach Program
The Edgerton Center at MIT offers exciting, three-hour, hands-on science and engineering activities suited to a range of grade levels. Their activities were designed to reinforce the major concepts taught in an associated Cambridge science unit, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensics and Optics & Photography.
Intel Museum – Field Trip Program
Museum staff engage students and youth groups as they explore the complex world of silicon technology to help them understand how Intel is changing the way we live, work, and play. Students learn about Intel microprocessor history, silicon chip design, and chip fabrication. Interactive exhibits encourage students to explore concepts in a fun and educational manner.
California Science Center – The Big Lab
Using the Giant Wall, students build a roller coaster and explore the concepts of gravity and energy. After a brief discussion with a facilitator about the forces involved to make roller coasters work students experiment with changing variables to investigate the effect of mass on speed, distance traveled, and energy.