KUED Hosts "Leap Into Science" Event at Hillsdale Elementary

Airdate: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
What: More than 1,000 kids and parents have RSVP’d for KUED Kids LEAP Into Science Family Night at Hillsdale Elementary School. Activities include hands-­‐on science activities, a free book for every child, and the Cleone Peterson Eccles Mobile Lab that features iPads and Kindles loaded with PBS Kids educational games and apps. Free dinner included. When: Thursday, March 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Where: Hillsdale Elementary School in the Granite School District, 3275 W. 3100 S., West Valley City Background: Family Nights are part of KUED’s Ready to Learn initiative that provides programs, activities, and resources for Utah communities to increase parent and educator involvement in children’s literacy development. Ready To Learn uses award-­‐winning PBS Kids programs as a springboard to bolster children’s literacy and STEM education. The program also distributes free books to children and communities in need. Contact: Anita Watson, who runs the workshop for KUED, will be available at the event. Her number is: (385) 242-­‐5181. KUED’s Ready to Learn is funded by: Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, The Boeing Company, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, R. Harold Burton Foundation, Larry H. Miller Charities, U.S. Bank Foundation, Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael Foundation, Ruth Eleanor Bamberger and John Ernest Bamberger Memorial Foundation, Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation in honor of Cleone Peterson Eccles, The Castle Foundation, and Chevron.