By Alexis Hopper, IEA Program Coordinator
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
IEA Academy invites you to join us this spring as we make each day our best in 2020. Come learn, grow and make an impact with us by trying something new every day! Whether you are a returning, new or prospective student, IEA Academy offers something for everyone while creating a community that supports one another and our organization.
Expand your interests by taking a class that challenges you or pushes you out of your comfort zone. Are you a numbers wiz? Why not try your hand at modeling math in Hacker Calculus? Is art more up your alley? Find inspiration in creating a mammalian color wheel in our class, Cenozoic Life! Herpetologist at heart? Unexpected twists and turns await you in Secrets of the Snake! Whichever class you choose will challenge you and help you learn in-depth about a new subject.
Spark your curiosity, then chase your imagination! Academy courses are custom-built to put students in the driver’s seat of their education. With 36 courses and 17 new classes including The Creative Process: Research and Development and Harry Potter: Behind the Words, there are plenty of opportunities for students to create and visualize beyond their wildest dreams.
Go in-depth to find collaborative solutions. American psychologist Abraham Maslow once said, “If your only tool is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail.” Courses such as The Science of Plastics, The Penguin Predicament and Forensic Science offer ample opportunities for students to learn critical thinking skills and creatively solve problems. What questions will you ask that can lead to better tools for discovery?
Celebrate community and give thanks. Inside and outside, new opportunities for learning and growth are made possible by the generosity of our community. We especially want to thank IEA families for donating to the Learning Center Play Safe Garden! The New Year brought new foliage and even berries to our front yard. We also thank the Ahmanson Family and their generosity, which helped fund our wet lab space inside IEA’s Learning Center.
We hope you join us for Spring Academy and find knowledge, creativity and community in one of our many classes! Click here to learn more and apply today.