NASA’S “SPACE SCHOOL MUSICAL”
COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE
Presented by KidTribe, Anderson Children’s Foundation and Palm Valley School
DATE: Friday, October 18, 2019
TIME: 7 pm – 7:45 pm
LOCATION: Palm Valley School, 35525 Da Vall Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
CONTACTS: Kellee McQuinn, KidTribe: firstname.lastname@example.org / 760-280-2868
Francene Fisher, Palm Valley School: email@example.com / 760-328-0861
NASA’S “SPACE SCHOOL MUSICAL” COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE
4.5 Billion years before Hamilton, the Planetary Posse was in the house.
NASA’S Space School Musical is a Telly Award winning “hip-hopera” that teaches science through the power of the performing arts. This 30-minute musical was created by KidTribe’s founder and Palm Springs resident, Kellee McQuinn, through a partnership with NASA/JPL’s Discovery and New Frontiers missions. The story follows Hannah’s magical adventure through space as she completes her project for the science fair and the solar system comes to life. Hundreds of K-5 students star as they play the parts of the Sun, Planets, Moons, Meteors, Asteroids and even a Stand-Up Comet routine, along with special cameos from some Famous Scientists. Embedded in the songs, lyrics, choreography and costumes are S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts that have demonstrated to not only increase children’s interest in science, but improve academic scores and sense of self-esteem.
Through a grant from the Anderson Children’s Foundation, NASA’S Space School Musical will be implemented and produced by KidTribe in schools throughout the Coachella Valley, at no cost to the school. Palm Valley School is the program’s premier education partner and pilot site, serving as a learning center for the Valley-wide roll out.
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KidTribe’s mission is to create positive programming for children that educates, empowers and entertains, reaching as many children as possible. Founded by Kellee McQuinn, KidTribe’s edutainment programs have appeared on PBS, Amazon Prime and Netflix and have been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the US, Canada and the UK. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Telly Award, Parents’ Choice Award, Mom’s Choice Award, Palm Springs Women in Film Broken Glass Award and a Community Leadership Award by President Obama’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition, Kellee and KidTribe headlined at the Obama White House Easter Egg Roll for 35,000 families from 2009-2016 and the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play since 2006. You(th) Kan, Inc, is KidTribe’s non-profit partner to bring provide high-quality programs to under-served communities. kidtribe.org
ABOUT ANDERSON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION:
Anderson Children’s Foundation is dedicated to providing the unmet needs of children in areas including health, education, recreation, music and the arts. ACF supports non-profit organizations that feed, shelter, teach and inspire. Opportunities to overcome challenges, develop new skills and grow creativity can transform young lives. andersonchildrensfoundation.org
ABOUT PALM VALLEY SCHOOL:
Founded in 1952, PVS is the only independent, secular school in the Coachella Valley, PVS is an exceptional learning community that educates, nurtures and challenges each student to achieve excellence and contribute to our global society. Integrating innovative education models that include blended learning, service learning and social emotional learning within core academics, PVS has a 100% graduation rate. The international student body is diverse in its ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with nearly $1,000,000 in tuition assistance awarded, serving over 23% of annual enrollment. pvs.org