Gadsden Middle students learn at Disney


  Gadsden Middle School students used the Walt Disney World Resort as a classroom on Feb. 2 and 3 when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “The Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and “Principles of Animal Behavior” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. 

The group of students traveled from Gadsden, Ala. to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Youth Education Series program.

In “The Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity”, students joined anImagineering Associate and explored how Walt Disney Imagineering uses Newton’s Laws of Motion and other science principles to create multi-sensory experiences within the Disney Parks.

In the three-hour interactive adventure “Principles of Animal Behavior”, students explored exotic animals in their natural habitat and engaged in hands-on activities to learn how they survive and thrive. They also learned how to categorize and analyze data on animal behaviors and adaptations.

The Disney Youth Education Series allows students to see how the principles they are learning in the classroom are making exciting things happen every day at the Disney Parks. From physics to history, each unique program emphasizes the importance of team work and critical thinking skills while giving students a one-of-a-kind learning experience that blends the magic of Disney with key educational content.

Since its creation, thousands of students from all around the world have been inspired by the Disney Youth Education Series programs at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Educators can choose from a large catalog of programs covering Arts and Humanities, Leadership, Career Development, Natural Science, and Physical Science. 

Ranging in length from two to three hours, these learning adventures are designed to increase students’ desire to learn and discover, to encourage them to reach their individual potential, and to showcase the importance of teamwork. 

Each program is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, which certifies them as providing educationally sound experiences designed for academic achievement.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-603-0552.

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