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Thu April 19, 2012
Area Families invited to Board the Dinosaur Train
For Immediate Release
Contacts: Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, email@example.com
Jennifer Sarver, Education Director, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, (618) 242-1236, firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Families invited to Board the Dinosaur Train
WSIU and Local Sponsors to Co-host Public Event on April 28
Carbondale, Ill.– Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Old National Bank, and WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, invite the general public to join them for “Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers,” a free PBS KIDS event to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1-3pm at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
This fun-filled afternoon will include educational dinosaur-themed activities that will teach children of all ages how to become good stewards of the environment.
Activities include screenings of the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train, a nature walk and other Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers activities, dinosaur storytelling and crafts, dinosaur sculptures and models, fossil explorations, and photo opportunities with costume character Buddy the T-Rex of the Dinosaur Train series. Families are asked to bring their cameras.
Children will have the opportunity to earn a Nature Trackers Club membership by participating in several Nature Tracker Challenge exercises. Families will take home a free children's book.
Families also are invited to stroll through Cedarhurst's Sculpture Park where life-like dinosaur sculptures will be on display courtesy of William and Cornelia Adams of Herrin, Illinois.
For more information about WSIU's Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker event and a list of frequently asked questions, visit www.wsiu.org/dinotrain. For details about the Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club, visit www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/naturetrackers.
Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers has been coordinated in partnership with Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and is made possible by a grant from The Jim Henson Company, with additional funding by event sponsor Old National Bank.
About the Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club
Dinosaur TrainNature Trackers Club is a community of young children, their families, and educators committed to learning about nature and doing good things for their environment.
About Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Trainfollows Buddy the Tyrannosaurus Rex as he embarks on whimsical voyages through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes, and oceans. The program encourages basic scientific thinking and teaches children about life science, natural history, and paleontology. Dinosaur Train airs weekdays at 8:30am on the WSIU Television stations.
About WSIU Public Broadcasting
WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.
WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at wsiu.org and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.
WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
About Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, located at 2600 Richview Road in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, celebrates the arts year-round with exciting visual and performing arts programs for the public. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. For more information about Cedarhurst, visit www.cedarhurst.org or call (618) 242-1236. Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is an activity of the John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation.
About Old National
Old National Bancorp is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and, with $8.6 billion in assets, ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the United States. Since its founding in Evansville in 1834, Old National has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients in its primary footprint of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, wealth management, investments and brokerage, Old National also owns Old National Insurance which is one of the top 100 largest agencies in the US and the 10th largest bank-owned insurance agency. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.
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