Disney YES program leverages Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts to inspire students in their core curriculum. Learn within our parks with enriching, interactive adventures for students of all ages, from elementary through college. When students learn in a place as magical as Disney, their talents and skills reach new heights and the memories are sure to last a lifetime.

Disney Youth Education Series Animation Academy Secrets of Drawing Characters

Animation Academy: The Secrets of Drawing Disney Characters

Draw some iconic Disney characters and create your own while enhancing your art skills. In this field study, students have the opportunity to step back in time and discover some of the historical background of Walt Disney’s animation and the techniques used by the celebrated Ink & Paint artists to create the great Disney animated classics.
Grade Range: Middle-Junior High, High School

Explore some of the history and timeless art of animation

Cel Animation: Ink & Paint

In this field study, students have the opportunity to step back in time and discover some of the historical background of Walt Disney’s animation and the techniques used by the celebrated Ink & Paint artists to create the great Disney animated classics.
Grade Range: Middle-Junior High, High School

Explore diverse marine environments with educators from The Seas with Nemo & Friends while learning about marine conservation and how you can help protect ocean life.

Discovering Marine Life Conservation

Students in grades 3-7 play the role of marine conservationists to learn about the difficulties facing aquatic animals in the wild and ways they can help them. During this 3-hour program your group will practice their observational skills to identify a variety of fish species, as well as predators and prey. Students will also team up to brainstorm creative solutions for protecting our oceans and marine life.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, Girl Scout Daisies

Be transported back in time to experience American history through the stories and attractions in Liberty Square and Frontierland.

Discovering the American Spirit

Through an examination of American history, students will discover how the conflicts we faced as an emerging sovereign nation birthed a fierce mindset known as the American spirit. Students will gain an understanding of the distinctive traits of this spirit: courage, determination, optimism, rugged individualism and compassion. Students will learn how these traits guided our Founding Fathers and how these characteristics continue to serve Americans in overcoming adversity in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness—the American dream.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Daisies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

Learn proven management strategies employed by the Walt Disney company, see how effective leadership can spur innovation and promote personal/professional success.

Disney Leadership Strategies

Students will discover how energy is transmitted by light and sound waves. Participants will also learn how these waves affect the Disney Guest experience and day-to-day life. Additionally, students find out how light and sound can be manipulated.
Grade Range: High School, Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors

Embark on an interactive adventure where you'll explore the physics of light and sound through select attractions at Magic Kingdom park and examine the wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Energy and Waves Physics Lab

Students will discover how energy is transmitted by light and sound waves. Participants will also learn how these waves affect the Disney Guest experience and day-to-day life. Additionally, students find out how light and sound can be manipulated.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Daisies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors

Gain a greater understanding of modern chemistry and its practical application through observations and hands-on experiments within Epcot.

Everyday Chemistry

In Everyday Chemistry, science is demystified as participants discover that everything they hear, see, smell, taste and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Guests will come to understand that chemistry is the science of change and it’s the job of chemists to predict and explain how matter interacts to form the new substances that we come into contact with every day.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, Girl Scout Daisies, Juniors & Cadettes

Chart a course to explore career opportunities in Marine Science. Your excursion will take you behind the scenes to uncover success factors and challenges of working in this fascinating field.

Exploring Careers in the Marine Sciences

Make a splash while investigating a fascinating marine science career track during this 3-hour program. Discover how Disney’s scientific teams maintain the environment and care for the inhabitants of a nearly 6-million-gallon aquarium at the center of The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Students in grades 8-12 will learn the education and training required for a marine science profession, understand the responsibilities of studying and caring for aquatic animals and how they can play a role in oceanic conservation.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors

Journey behind the scenes and on select attractions to explore wild careers in zoology. Discover the innovative ways that Disney staff promote animal care and well being.

Exploring Careers in the Zoological Sciences

Students in grades 9-12 will study various animal science roles—from animal behaviorist to nutritionist—at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Throughout this 3-hour field study, students investigate the responsibilities and contributions of the various scientific teams that ensure the well-being of the animals in our care.
Grade Range: High School, Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors

Discover Walt Disneys principles of hospitality and how his legacy of service excellence contributes to Guest satisfaction and loyalty.

Fundamentals of Hospitality

In this field study, students dive into Walt Disney’s ideas of hospitality where they discover how a purposefully created culture contributes to lifelong memories and service excellence.
Grade Range: Middle-Junior High, High School

Discover how technology, communication and commerce have bridged cultural gaps around the world as you navigate the international pavilions of Epcot World Showcase.

Introduction to Global Citizenship

Discover how technology, communication and commerce have bridged cultural gaps around the world as you navigate the international pavilions of Epcot World Showcase. Students will gain a broadened cultural perspective for the similar needs, interests and issues that bind people of different cultures.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Daisies, Juniors, Cadettes

Formulate strategies for personal and professional success, start planning for a promising future and discover how to navigate unexpected career highs and lows.

Managing Your Personal Brand

Disney’s Hollywood Studios becomes the backdrop for students’ exploration of self-awareness and the realization that they have the power to improve their circumstances through the choices they make each day. Students discover elements that make up their personal brand and the necessity of fostering their brand in order to protect a future they may not even have imagined yet.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Cadettes & Seniors

Discover the art of storytelling through images and take your art of photography to a new level!

Photography: A Visual Adventure

Guided by a professional from the Disney Fine Art Photography team and a Disney Y.E.S. facilitator, participants will discover photographic tools and elements that will enhance their photo storytelling.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, High School

Explore the fascinating and surprising world of animal behavior. See exotic animals in their natural habitat and engage in hands-on activities to learn how they survive and thrive.

Principles of Animal Behavior

Through observation and exploration of wildlife, students will discover how behavior contributes to animals’ well-being and survival in the wild. Traveling through the unique lands and settings of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, students will gain knowledge of the challenges and threats that face wildlife populations, along with the potential consequences and impact these adversities have on humankind. This journey leads students to understand that each animal species has a place in the circle of life.
Grade Range: Elementary, Girl Scout Brownies & Juniors

Experience physics in practical application as we demonstrate force, motion and gravity at work in some of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom park.

Properties of Motion Physics Lab

Experience physics in practical application as we demonstrate force, motion and gravity at work in some of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom park. Students will gain an understanding of inertia, centripetal force and other properties of motion via real-world applications, exhibited in theme park attractions.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Daisies, Juniors, Cadettes & Seniors

Discover how diverse cultures and animals respond to conservation challenges on a global level as you adventure through Disney's Animal Kingdom park.

Sustainable Practices in Wildlife Conservation

Bring environmental studies lessons to life with this 3-hour program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Students in grades 6-8 gain a new perspective while discovering how all people and animals are connected, and how they respond to environmental challenges. Your group will study different cultural perspectives on conservation, challenges to fossil fuels and human development of renewable energy. Students will work together using their new knowledge to create an effective conservation action plan.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, Girl Scout Cadettes

Explore cooperation, how to build/establish a consensus, how to establish support to achieve success, the value of diversity and the foundation of trust that enables Disney Cast Members to function as a high-performing team and deliver on the vision and legacy of founder Walt Disney.

Techniques of Teamwork

Explore cooperation, how to build/establish a consensus, how to establish support to achieve success, the value of diversity and the foundation of trust that enables Disney Cast Members to function as a high-performing team and deliver on the vision and legacy of founder Walt Disney.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

Explore the attractions of Future World at Epcot to develop an understanding of how human needs and wants drive the development and acceleration of technology.

The Evolution of Technology

Explore the attractions of Future World at Epcot to develop an understanding of how human needs and wants drive the development and acceleration of technology. Students discover the progressive nature of technology as they explore factors that influence and impact development and acceptance.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

Explore the science behind sustainable food production and how implementing hydroponics and diverse plant propagation methods work together to feed communities of tomorrow.

The Science Behind the Seeds

The Science Behind the Seeds takes students through Living with the Land at Epcot on an interactive exploration of how science, technology, sustainability and teamwork come together to generate potential solutions to meet the needs of a growing population. Students will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how plants are propagated, how various hydroponic techniques function to help vegetation grow, and how integrated pest management can protect the flora from pests and diseases, addressing the issue of how to feed the communities of our world’s expanding population.
Grade Range: Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors

Discover how Walt Disney Imagineering uses the powers of science to develop our world-famous theme parks and attractions.

The Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity

Discover how Walt Disney Imagineering uses the powers of science to develop our world-famous theme parks and attractions. Students will explore how gravity and Newton’s laws of motion are fundamental to the creation of our exhilarating theme park experiences.
Grade Range: Middle–Junior High, Girl Scout Cadettes
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