The Ankeny Art Center is an innovative visual arts organization committed to providing superior art experiences that inspire, educate and challenge all members of our community. We are dedicated to supporting local artists, providing educational development and a diverse art experience for people of all ages. Our art gallery has new and inspiring exhibits every eight weeks and provides space for Iowa artists to showcase their work. Our gallery is designed to facilitate the introduction and development of diverse artists that work in a variety of styles and media to enrich the culture of our community. All of our exhibitions and artist receptions are free and open to the public. We provide exciting art classes, summer camps and workshops to students of ages and skill levels. Our certified art teachers are working artists or art instructors from the community who demonstrate an outstanding ability in teaching and artistic expression. The Ankeny Art Center also hosts the annual Santa's North Pole Village Craft Show featuring 300 vendors and approximately 5,000 shoppers. This event is one of the most popular craft shows in Iowa, has been an Ankeny tradition for more than three decades and features a variety of hand-crafted items. (less)... Read more
Bricks 4 Kidz offers project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering and architecture, as well as concepts across a variety of subject areas including math, science and history using LEGO bricks. The activities are designed to trigger a child's lively imaginations, encourage problem solving and enable children to learn not only by listening and observing, but also by using their fine motor skills and spatial intelligence. Come learn, build and play with us.
For 50 years and with more than 1 million participants, Outward Bound continues to lead the way in outdoor adventure-education for youth and adults. With locations throughout the United States and Internationally and over 500 courses to choose from, your perfect adventure awaits!
Outward Bound programs emphasize personal growth through experience and challenge in the wilderness. Students develop self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, as well as environmental and community stewardship.
Courses range in length from four days to three months, for ages 12 to 45+. Activities include backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering, white water rafting, sailing, dog sledding, skiing and much more. Scholarships are available. (less)... Read more
Six Flags Great America is a proud supporter of educational programs and has created several opportunities to encourage education in the community. Read to Succeed is a program for K-6 students who complete six hours of non-school related reading to earn a free admission ticket. Schools can register online in the fall.
Six Flags also hosts several educational events each year for teachers and students. Our most popular educational events is Physics Day where students from local schools participate in an outdoor learning lab by measuring G-forces on our rides and coasters. Six Flags also hosts Marketing Day where students interested in Marketing can come in for a Q&A with Six Flags Great America's Marketing Director. Other educational events include Math & Science Day and Technology & Engineering Day. Learn about all of Six Flags Great America's outdoor learning lab opportunities on the park event page at Sixflags.com/greatamerica. (less)... Read more
The Greater Altoona Community Service Campus shall build a healthier community by improving its quality of life through diverse, multi-generational programming to meet the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of those we serve.