Join in for free family fun as Ozarks Public Television (OPT) and Ozarks Regional YMCA presents the 11th annual Seuss Science Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5.
“It’s been a delight to see Seuss Science Day become a community tradition, with families from around the region gathering to share the fun of learning,” said Rachel Knight, OPT general manager. “It’s a highlight of our year, and we are thrilled to partner with the Ozarks Regional YMCA to make it a free event, accessible to all.”
The event will be held at Pat Jones YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Rd.
What to expect
Seuss Science Day will feature Seuss-themed S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities hosted by the YMCA, OPT and several local businesses and nonprofit agencies.
There will also be:
- Dr. Seuss story times and science experiments on the story time stage.
- Pictures with The Cat in the Hat.
- An outdoor area with big rigs and other outside activities.
Local lifestyle personality Jeremy Rabe will emcee the event, and KSMU Radio personalities Michele Skalicky and Jennifer Moore will read Seuss stories.
“The Y believes in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find the wow factor inside themselves,” said Kathryn Custer, CEO of the Ozarks Regional YMCA. “A child’s development is never on vacation and 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.”
Inspiring curiosity, supporting education
Inspired by the popular PBS KIDS series, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, the event is designed to help young children explore reading and S.T.E.A.M. skills – while taking them on Seussian adventures that inspire their curiosity.
Proceeds from Seuss Science Day support children’s educational programming on OPT and the Ozarks Regional YMCA financial assistance fund.