WASHINGTON (March 28th, 2016) Fun Academy 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 which takes place at one of more than 400 national parks across the country, are available at easter.nationalparks.org.
Fun Academy is proud to support the National Park Foundation as our Angry Birds Playground early years education concept is based on the philosophy of Fun Learning (www.funlearning.com) and encouraging kids to experience the great outdoors as a learning experience fits perfectly with this concept. We are also very happy that our first Angry Birds Playground customer in America, St. Paul City School from Minnesota, is with us today for the Easter Egg Roll event.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark and encourage every kid 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 FUN ACADEMY
We won’t settle for anything less than a global Fun Learning revolution.
Fun Academy is a start-up and a spin-off from Rovio Entertainment, the creator of Angry Birds, and is proud to also have the University of Helsinki as one of the shareholders. Our first product is Angry Birds Playground, a wonderful preschool and kindergarten program for kindergartens around the world. We are developing a gamified digital learning platform to become the premier service in digital learning, offering a wide variety of high-quality, curated digital learning content and exciting tools for teachers and content creator partners to make new learning activities for kids. Digital learning methods now offer unprecedented possibilities for kids to really enjoy learning both in class and outside of it – wherever they may be. Being from Finland, we develop our Fun Learning concepts based on the Finnish pedagogic
approach that has become famous around the world for the top results and creativity it has produced for Finnish kids. Read more at www.funacademy.fi
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.