BERKELEY, Calif., April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Lawrence Hall of Science announces that it will join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to bring science activities to the White House Easter Egg Roll for the 4th straight year.
The 2013 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative. In addition, official White House Easter Eggs, sold by NPF, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.
At the event, the Hall will team up with kids and families to design paper bag kites and then run like the wind to see how high they fly. Families will also make paper bunny copters, which demonstrate principles of gravity and lift, as they twirl after being thrown.
ABOUT THE LAWRENCE HALL OF SCIENCE
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley investigates, creates, and evaluates educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for science centers, schools, community organizations, and homes. Every year programs from the Hall serve millions of students, over 165,000 visitors, and more then 20,000 teachers nationally and internationally. The Hall is committed to providing every person access to high quality, effective science and mathematics learning opportunities to enrich lives, inform communities, and advance society.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America's nearly 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America's treasured places.
Source: Lawrence Hall of Science