Seuss Science Day is designed to help young children explore reading and STEAM skills. The event is inspired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) KIDS series “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!”
“A child’s development is never on vacation,” said Kathryn Custer, CEO of the Ozarks Regional YMCA. “Seuss Science Day is a great opportunity to collaborate with OPT to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the year.”
About the event
The event is free and open to the public. Activities will take place at 9 a.m. March 4 at Pat Jones YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Road.
Seuss Science Day will feature:
- Interactive Seuss-themed STEAM activities hosted by OPT, the YMCA and more than 20 local businesses and nonprofit agencies.
- Special appearances by The Cat in the Hat.
- Seuss story times.
- A Big Rig area, featuring a fire truck, a police car, an ambulance and more.
- Suess Science Day swag bags for the first 500 kids.
“Seuss Science Day is a tangible example of OPT’s service to our community,” said Rachel Knight, general manager of OPT. “It’s a partnership between a variety of nonprofits with overlapping missions. It’s rooted in education and interactive learning and it’s free for all to enjoy.
“It’s a really fun day that inspires kids and families to play and learn together.”
Proceeds from Seuss Science Day support children’s educational programming on OPT and the Ozarks Regional YMCA financial assistance fund.
About Ozarks Public Television and Ozarks Regional YMCA
OPT is an affiliate of PBS and provides quality programs from national, regional and local sources. It shows 10 hours of educational children’s programming on its main channel every day and provides 24/7 children’s programming on the OPT WORLD channel.
OPT spends over $500,000 each year on children’s programming—nearly a quarter of its annual operating budget. It is licensed by Missouri State University.
The Ozarks Regional YMCA consists of programs and facilities that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
It has served the community for more than 130 years and has more than 25,000 members in the association.