[09/14/12 - 06:53 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Sponsors Inventive Activities for Kids and Families During World Maker Faire 2012 at New York Hall of Science, September 29-30
Highlights include Carla Hall from ABC's "The Chew" giving a culinary demonstration on making a delicious dish healthier for the entire family.

[via press release from ABC]


Interactive Events Celebrate Creativity and Innovation

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall, Co-host of ABC's "The Chew," To Give Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Disney/ABC Television Group will sponsor interactive activities for kids and families to celebrate creativity and innovation, at World Maker Faire 2012, a two-day exposition spanning science, technology and the arts at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), September 29-30. These next generation of thinkers and tinkerers are invited to take part in an inventive healthy cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's popular daytime series "The Chew"; participate in activities inspired by Disney's hit series "Phineas and Ferb" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"; and use human-power to activate an eco-friendly Disney XD game.

"Imagination and innovation inspire everything we do at Disney/ABC, so we applaud and encourage these dreamers and thinkers who delight in the magic of discovery to drive positive changes in the world," said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. "The New York Hall of Science and World Maker Faire are perfectly aligned with our mission to connect kids and families to the excitement of innovation through entertainment, learning and play."

"Disney has been a sponsor of NYSCI for more than a decade. We have collaborated on many projects that encourage kids and families to think creatively and be curious about our world," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "Disney/ABC Television Group is a natural partner with World Maker Faire, and we are thrilled to have Carla and the entire Disney team involved in what is quickly becoming New York's premiere showcase of science, technology and invention."

"We are thrilled to have such a creative and innovative company like Disney/ABC Television Group participating in World Maker Faire and bringing hands-on activities and their incredible TV personality for attendees to interact with," said Sherry Huss, maker-in-chief. "Disney's connections to young people and their commitment to getting kids and families creating make them an ideal partner."

The lineup of Disney/ABC Television Group activities at World Maker Faire 2012 includes:

Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. Make: Live Stage (Zone D)

· Carla Hall from ABC's "The Chew" gives a culinary demonstration on making a delicious dish healthier for the entire family.

Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

· Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" inspire a kite-making activity worthy of the animated duo's coolest inventions.

· Disney XD goes green with "The Wash Out," a clothes laundering game using human-powered technology.

Sunday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

· Kid crafters can engage in Disney Junior's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" swashbuckling sword-making activity.

· Disney XD goes green with "The Wash Out," a clothes laundering game using human-powered technology.

More information about World Maker Faire 2012, including ticket prices, is available at makerfaire.com.

The Walt Disney Company proudly supports non-profit organizations in their endeavors to make the world a better place.

Disney/ABC Television Group

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio and publishing businesses. This includes ABC Entertainment Group, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family, and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. Publisher Hyperion and the Company's equity interest in A+E Networks round out the Group's portfolio of media businesses.

New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and play spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Maker Faire

The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006. Maker Faire Bay Area held its seventh annual Bay Area event in May 2012 with over 110,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional Faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the World. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE magazine and O'Reilly Media, the information source for leading-edge computer technologies. www.makerfaire.com.

  [september 2012]  


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