We are a team of Educators and Industry Professionals committed to supporting schools through innovative, hands-on STEAM Learning and Career Technical Education programs that use animatronics to inspire imagination, ignite creativity, and bring theme park magic and storytelling to life!
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Inspired by the work of Garner Holt Productions Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of theme park animatronics, Garner Holt Education through Imagination is a team of educators and industry professionals dedicated to producing world-class educational environments, programs, products and resources to provide students with a strong foundation in creativity, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship to keep pace with our nation’s need to create students who are college and career ready in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. We believe students inspired through this educational approach are poised to change the world for good.

Focusing on More of What Matters for Student Success!
The ideas and energy students have for the future.
The involvement in and enthusiasm for school.
Entrepreneurial Aspiration
The talent and energy necessary to build businesses that survive, thrive and employ others.
Career and Financial Literacy
The information, attitudes and behaviors that students need for healthy participation in the economy.
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ABC 7 News Los Angeles features the latest BioAniMakerspace partnership between Garner Holt Education Through Imagination and Fontana High School in Southern California. The lab is a STEM based animatronics and prosthetics design and fabrication space inspired by the work of Garner Holt Productions Inc. where students can explore over 50 different career paths in science, the arts, mechanical and biomechanics engineering in a classroom setting.

SPARK-E Animatronic for education
By RUSSELL INGOLD - Fontana Herald News - April 26, 2022
History was made on April 25 at Fontana High School, where a ceremony was held to celebrate the world’s first Bio Animakerspace.
By SCOTT FAIS - IAAPA Funworld - Mar 1, 2022
In early January, adolescents from across southern California went on a mission—descend upon a nondescript office complex south of the San Bernardino National Forest in search of the future.
Staff Report - Redlands Daily Facts - May 7, 2021
Garner Holt Education Through Imagination, based in Redlands, has won a gold Edison Award for its AniMakerspace for STEAM Learning and Career Exploration.
By DINA COLUNGA - Redlands Community News - Jan 2, 2020
Garner Holt, the world leader in animatronics production, is still doing what he loves 43 years after starting his company. Now, he is helping to bring the worlds of engineering, robotics, advanced manufacturing and the arts to students in the community.
By JENNIFER IYER - Redlands Daily Facts - Dec 19, 2019
The Garner Holt Foundation supports all students in discovering interests, talents and passions through STEAM learning and Career Exploration.
By MARGARET MALE - Redlands Community News - Dec 13, 2019
Students are treated to worlds of mechanical magic, technical wizardry, and storytelling wonder when they tour Garner Holt Productions.
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    The most exciting thing about Garner Holt Productions is the validation it provides to more creative students. I saw my students' horizons broadened right before my eyes. They also loved knowing this amazing facility is right here in San Bernardino.

    Leslie B.
    High School Teacher

    This truly was unlike anything I'd ever seen before! It was enlightening! I had always been curious about how animatronics work and I learned that during my visit. Thank you!! OH, and I actually got a chance to shake hands with Garner Holt himself!! Thank you again for the opportunity you provided me as well as my 6th graders! We truly appreciated it and found it memorable!!

    Carmen S.
    Elementary Teacher

    The girls in my Troop loved the tour. The girls talked all the way home on all the stuff they got to see and all the stuff the learned it was an amazing opportunity for them. Thank you for the learning experience.

    Tammie W.
    Girl Scout Leader

    The professionalism, knowledge, and enthusiasm of the GHP staff enhanced the experience for teachers, parents, and students. I appreciated the opportunities for students to independently problem-solve during the hands-on activities.

    Allen G.
    Special Education Teacher

    The Garner Holt field trip was the ultimate demonstration of what S.T.E.A.M. is supposed to be about. If more schools and districts could see how multiple disciplines interrelate in the real world, perhaps then we could change the way education is being delivered to our students for the better. Garner Holt and companies like it show proof as to why we should fight to keep “shop” classes in our high schools. The skills gained in those classes are the same skills needed to succeed across all industries.

    Ben N.
    Academy Director

    GHP is such a creative, stimulating workplace! I appreciated the opportunity for students to learn about fun, fulfilling jobs where they don’t necessarily need a traditional college education. The focus on learning, creating, and following their passions was a wonderful lesson for the kids.

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