Lawrence Hall of Science, 50 years: 1968-2018; University of California, Berkeley
Hall staff and volunteers at the White House Easter Egg Roll event

The Lawrence Hall of Science Joins with the National Park Foundation to Support the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll

National Park Foundation

March 17, 2016—WASHINGTON, DC. The Lawrence Hall of Science announced today that it will contribute to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to support the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll at President’s Park on the South Lawn of the White House.

Honoring the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, this year’s theme is “Let’s Celebrate.” The event will feature live music, sport courts, cooking stations, storytelling, Easter egg rolling, and the first-ever White House Fun Run.

In addition, the official White House Easter Eggs, sold by the National Park Foundation to support the annual event that takes place at one of more than 400 national parks across the country, are available at http://easter.nationalparks.org.

For the sixth year in a row, the Lawrence Hall of Science is honored to be a part of the event by promoting science learning and discovery at the Easter Egg Roll. Kids and families will be able to design and build their own paper bag kites, and then run like the wind to see how high they fly.

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark and encourage every child to experience the great outdoors. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service’s next 100 years, #FindYourPark complements the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative and encourages people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.

About the Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science is the public science center of the University of California, Berkeley. Since opening to the public in 1968, it has been providing parents, kids, and educators opportunities to explore and engage with the world through science. Its mission is to foster learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science. By investigating, creating, and evaluating educational materials, methods, and programs, the Lawrence Hall of Science works to increase the quality and quantity of science, technology, engineering, and math learning for all students.

About the National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.

Media Contacts:

The Lawrence Hall of Science
Susan Gregory
510-642-1793
sgregory@berkeley.edu

National Park Foundation
Alanna Sobel
202-796-2538
asobel@nationalparks.org

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