Press Release: Cyberchase Exhibit Opens in Houston
HOUSTON (Sept. 21, 2006) – It is the classic good vs. evil adventure as the dastardly Hacker attempts to overtake Cyberspace, but is continuously outsmarted by three curious kids and one cyberbird pal determined to stop him. Join forces with the CyberSquad, Matt, Inez, Jackie and Digit, in their quest to save Cyberspace as they zoom into Cyberchase – The Chase Is On!, an out-of-this-world, educational exhibit debuting at the Children’s Museum of Houston on September 28, 2006 and continuing through May 13, 2007.
Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS GO! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase, the exhibit presents math in a fun, kid-friendly environment, allowing children to make use of their critical thinking skills and approach math with an investigative, positive attitude.
In the exhibit, children will enter Cyberspace through a special portal to explore favorite cybersites, including the Control Central, the Grim Wreaker and Poddleville. They will help the CyberSquad protect the virtual universe from the villainous Hacker while exploring math concepts such as place value, algebra, geometry, fractions and probability.
Cyberchase – The Chase Is On! was developed by the Children’s Museum of Houston and is nationally funded by the National Science Foundation. Local promotional support for the exhibit is provided by the Northrop Grumman Corporation with additional support from KPMG and Time Warner Cable – Houston. Cyberchase is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana Limited and can be seen nationally on PBS KIDS GO!