Fun At Home Resources Available to All Through Disney's Creative Platforms
Jeremy Vickers, Associate Vice President of External AffairsHave you ever dreamed of being a Disney Imagineer? Do you wear Mickey Mouse socks to work and doodle his caricature during important meetings? Now is your chance to live vicariously through your children or just be a kid again yourself with a few resources from the Walt Disney Company.
During this season, many parents are juggling working from home, managing the household, and using materials from our local school to homeschool. I myself am supporting my family as best I can, and I was recently sent a few fun resources from our partner at the Disney Institute, whom we host trainings with on our campus each year. Below is a summary of three amazing resources for the whole family to enjoy to be creative and learn from!
Imagineering in a Box– Imagineering in a Box is a free, online educational curriculum available through Khan Academy. Lessons compile expertise of Disney Imagineers from hundreds of career disciplines around the world to share with learners of all ages. As part of the 35 educational videos, the curriculum features project-based exercises that apply science, technology, engineering, art and math that allow learners to create themed experiences.
Animals on DisneyNow – An educational and informative look at some of the majestic animals in our care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each video is approximately 2 minutes in length and free to access. Additional information about our animals can be found on disneyanimals.com for anyone who would like to do a deeper dive than just the videos. These short videos highlight important facts about more than 25 animals that you and your children are sure.
Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist – A complete series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse through the years for the budding artist in your life. When you open this link, you’ll see at the bottom of the page a list of more than a dozen similar videos on your favorite Disney characters from Tinker Bell and Buzz Lightyear to Winnie the Pooh and Jack Skellington. Hours of artistic learning can be yours with this exciting series of videos!
We hope each of these resources provides an opportunity for you to dream, believe, dare and do as Walt Disney would say! Stay in touch on our upcoming training, Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, coming to Waco later this year by visiting www.baylor.edu/externalaffairs/WelcomesDisneyInstitute