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Guide to Disneyland Resort Disney Youth Education Series Programs

by The Disney Youth Programs team

From S.T.E.A.M. and leadership to culinary and history, Disneyland Resort is home to a plethora of immersive, cross-curricular experiences with our Disney Youth Education Series programs. Whether your students are in elementary school, middle school, high school or beyond, there is something for every student!

To help plan your next educational field trip, here’s a guide giving you a look at each and every one of our programs:

Disney Culinary Arts (Grades 7-College)
From the basics of the kitchen to exploratory careers, get ready for a truly mouth-watering lesson in culinary! Students will journey backstage through the kitchens of Disney California Adventure Park and uncover how savory storytelling and top-notch ingredients can come together to fulfill their own culinary career aspirations.

Creating a Leadership Legacy (Grades 7-12)
Challenge your students to discover their personal brand, develop core values, have the courage to step out of their comfort zones as they explore Disney California Adventure Park and experience exciting attractions. They’ll identify how to develop their own leadership legacy, become confident in their ability to accomplish goals and be motivated to achieve the impossible.

Properties of Motion Physics Lab (Grades 6-12)
Your students will learn the role science plays in engineering through hands-on experiments on the most thrilling attractions at Disney California Adventure Park. From Newton's laws of motion and the scientific method to the practical uses of magnetism, friction, gravity and energy, students will experience physics principles at work.

Marketing the Story of Your Visual Brand (Grades 6-12)
Throughout Disneyland Park, students will dive into a hands-on marketing campaign on an interactive field study of attractions and photography concepts showing them how to tell their story and develop a unique brand. They’ll be able to employ the same marketing strategies and design choices utilized by The Walt Disney Company on a daily basis.

Disney’s Approach to Leadership and Teamwork (Grades 6-12)
Join your students on a discovery of the Disney way of working and the management skills used to lead a Cast of thousands. By working as a team and thinking creatively to develop solutions, these exercises will reinforce courage, curiosity and constancy giving students the confidence to set goals and accomplish their dreams.

Designing a Disney Story (Grades 3-12)
Students will uncover Disney’s role in the history and processes used to create early animated features, as well as the innovative animation techniques used to bring the visions of modern storytellers to life. By planning and designing storyboards to creating kineographs, students will understand the art of the story through an exploration of storytelling skills.

Energy and Waves Physics Lab 101 & 201 (Grades 3-12)
Throughout Disneyland Park, the Energy and Waves Physics Lab 101 takes younger students on a discovery of how light and sound, combined with a little Disney magic bring our attractions to life. Over at Disney California Adventure Park, older students will dive into the physics principles of magnetism, light and sound by designing a Disney attraction concept in the Energy and Waves Physics Lab 201.

Exploring the Golden State (Grades 3-5)
Travel through Disney California Adventure Park with your students acting as early settlers to explore the 4 regions of California, Native American culture, the gold rush and California missions. Students will be engrossed in the state's rich history, including the influential events and people that shaped the Golden State.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring your group of 10 or more students and make our parks your classroom. For more information and pricing, click here and be sure to sign-up for our e-newsletter for the latest news.

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