The Center for Exploratory Studies - a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization - was founded in 1981 in Austin, TX. Since its inception, the center's primary purpose has been to facilitate the exploration and synthesis of ideas, models and experiences. This exploration is directed towards the enhancement of a fuller participation in the Life Process.
Models and Reality
Previous and Ongoing Programs
Lone Star Challenge -- Workshops and seminars to explore explore experiential learning and behavior utilizing outdoor physical-interactive activities.
Capstone -- A project to study and document learning methodologies and behavior patterns.
CES Exploratory University -- A University to undertake academic and experiential programs, to grant degrees and to issue certifications.
APEL (Appropriate Positive Experiential Learning) -- An infrastructure to explore and develop appropriate experiential learning techniques and to create workshops, programs and facilities using experiential learning for a wide range of clientele
Breast Cancer Resource Institute -- An infrastructure which created programs and designed systems used to provide resources, timely information and support for women with breast cancer, their family and friends and to create and provide general information for organizations and corporations.
Abiquiu Institute -- An infrastructure to facilitate meaningful dialogue, exploration and discovery for teams and groups to solve important problems
WeMaP (Words, Education, Music and Pictures) -- A project putting words, education, music and pictures together for positive action.
Thursty -- A multidisciplinary program using a mascot of a cartoon character (Thursty) and the power and creativity of entertainment and technology focused on early childhood education
As 1 Studio -- A place for creating video, music and art for children
Willy the Crab -- A project using a cartoon character for motivating students to go to college
AAMP (African American Mentoring Project) -- A program in youth interactions for middle and high school males led by men chosen for their ability to “relate to”, inspire, motivate and challenge young males to do and be their best.
First Generation Learners -- A project which provided support for children in schools in India from families who have never gone to school
International Self Knowledge Yoga (ISKY) Academy -- An infrastructure which provides Self Knowledge Yoga classes, workshops and life opportunities in an intentional, international community
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