“Explore Chautauqua” Field Trips
Students will enjoy a day-long experience that explores key elements of what Chautauqua Institution has to offer, comprised of a variety of the following possibilities, and more. Four experiences will be presented to each class, with schools choosing an activity from the arts, literary or STEM, then all students will have a mindfulness and recreation activity. Bring a sack lunch, wear your walking shoes, and come enjoy a taste of all that Chautauqua Institution has to offer.
Chautauqua Amphitheater Field Trip: Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet
Students in grades PreK-12 will visit the Chautauqua Amphitheater to enjoy a ballet performance from the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet.
Chautauqua Visual Arts Gallery Tour
Students in grades 4 and up will explore the art and artists that will be featured during the Summer Assembly Season, and make art of their own inspired by what they see.
The Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace was created in partnership between Chautauqua Literary Arts and the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas at Kent State University. The makerspace has been a unique staple of the Chautauqua Literary Arts program since 2018, allowing poets of all ages to flex their creative muscles.
Students will learn about the science behind aspects of every day life.
Mindfulness and Recreation
Social emotional skills are rooted in awareness – awareness of self, others, the space and moments we share. Students will be led through age-appropriate, brief breathing and observation strategies that encourage a foundation of self-regulation built on awareness.
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun
Establishing healthy recreation outlets is key to personal fitness, both for the body and the mind. Students will engage in a uniquely Chautauqua recreation activity, customized for the age of the students.