PALM DESERT – Inspired to empower youth in the Coachella Valley, the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities has made a donation of $5,000 to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert.

This year’s donation to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert will provide sponsorship for the upcoming exhibit, “Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!” The new educational exhibit will be a family-learning experience focused on marine biology, ocean science and different ecosystems.  Visitors of all ages will learn how even small actions can create a ripple effect in the environment.

The new exhibit is based on the popular PBS KIDS TV show, “Splash and Bubbles,” a hit animated series that encourages children to explore ocean science and marine biology through character-driven comedy, according to InPark Magazine.

“While (Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert) serves over 65,000 children and their families each year, we know that there are so many more families who would benefit from our programs by enriching the lives of themselves and their children.  This gift from Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities will move us closer to meeting that unmet need.” Carol Scott, CEO, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, said in a prepared statement.

As a pathway to success, the donation by the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities is part of a larger commitment to support youth programs in the Coachella Valley.

Junior League Donates $5,000 To Children’s Museum

Kids in the Kitchen Event, which took place at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

In February, the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities organized the second annual “Kids in the Kitchen” event with Celebrity Chef, Porter Brooks.  More than 380 children were in attendance and the event focused on the benefits of nutrition and healthy eating.  Additionally, the Junior League collaborated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coachella Valley, Hacienda Valdez, and the Family YMCA of the Desert to promote a positive future and brighter tomorrow in the community.

For more information on the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities, its volunteer projects, and membership, click here or email jlpsdc.info@gmail.com.

About the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities:

Celebrating 28 years of service, the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers in the greater Palm Springs community.

 

About the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert:

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a private non-profit, 501(c)3 institution founded in 1986 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to provide an environment where children’s intellectual curiosity and self-expression could be freely expressed through play. The goal is to provide inventive and interactive exhibits and programs which encourage children to learn about themselves and the world around them.  For more information, click here.

 

 

Image Sources

  • Kids in the Kitchen: Cord Media
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Cord Media