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DR. SEUSS-INSPIRED ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY WQED AT THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 31, 2011

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

Maria Pisano
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

DR. SEUSS-INSPIRED ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY WQED
AT THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL


PITTSBURGH—
WQED will provide Dr. Seuss-inspired activities at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival, but the public will decide which ones.

Families who want to weigh in on the decision can to go to www.wqed.org/edu between now and June 3rd to vote on the activities they would like to try with WQED.

• Want to make your own “Cat in the Hat” hat?
• Want to write a Seuss-like story?
• How about “tweet” a Seuss rhyme?

Anything’s possible! Then, on both weekends of the Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 4-5 and 11-12) from Noon to 6 p.m. WQED staff will offer the selected activities at its booth in the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.

In addition to these hands-on activities, students from Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Schenley High School will join WQED Saturday, June 11th from 12:30-1 p.m. for an annotated performance of Seussical the Musical, marking the school’s 40th and final musical performance year. The show is a musical journey through some of Dr. Seuss’ favorite tales and when it’s done the student actors will lead a special Seuss-style parade through the Festival with families and attendees invited to join in.

This year’s Festival marks the third consecutive year that WQED has provided FREE activities and performances for families during Festival weekends, but the first time attendees are able to vote on those activities.

“We are really excited to open up this year’s Festival programming to the public,” says Jennifer Stancil, Executive Director of Educational Partnerships at WQED. “We have many delightful activities for kids and families to choose from, and look forward to the results of our online voting!”

PBS KIDS® The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! ™ can be seen weekdays on WQED-TV at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Games and resources for parents and teachers related to the program may be found at http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Logo and word mark ™ 2010 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. Collingwood O'Hare Productions Limited, and Portfolio Entertainment Inc. All Rights reserved.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of
Corporate Communications
412.622.1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

 

Maria Pisano
Marketing Associate
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

 

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