WHUT partnered with DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative and Neval Thomas Elementary to host World Ocean Day with PBS Kids Splash & Bubbles on June 8, 2017. The event included more than 200 children creating recycled art projects, Splash And Bubbles hands-on activities, engaging stations with the PBS Kids Playtime Pads and information about ways that students can help protect the environment. Every child received a WHUT Kids backpack with PBS Kids summer learning resource.
Partners: DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative and Neval Thomas Elementary
PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles, encourages children to explore the natural undersea world and features endearing and humorous characters on fun-filled adventures. Utilizing the dynamic CG animation technology of the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, each episode introduces kids ages 4–7 to the adventures of its title characters – Splash, a yellowback fusilier fish, and his friend Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet. Splash migrated all over the ocean before settling down with his family in Reeftown. Now, he and Bubbles explore the world’s ocean, meet wildly diverse marine animals and discover otherworldly undersea habitats with their friends Dunk (a pufferfish) and Ripple (a seahorse). Together, they bring back what they’ve learned to share with their neighbors.
Splash and Bubbles is a production of The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Studios. The series is executive produced by Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company, Julie Phillips and Merrill Puckett-Miller of Herschend Enterprises, as well as John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn Lewis and Jill Shinderman. The series is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the National Science Foundation (NSF).