Discovery Education Partners with the Alcoa Foundation to Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future’

Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the US, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced yesterday the launch of “Manufacture Your Future,” a new online destination designed to inspire thousands of students in grades 6-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s manufacturing careers. The program provides middle and high school educators, guidance counselors, students…

A Day of Innovation, Inspiration at the White House Science Fair

The White House, young superstar scientists and a MythBuster – what more could a Discovery kid (at heart) want? Today, I was given the incredible opportunity to to attend this year’s White House Science Fair to share this annual event, honoring national innovation in STEM, with our Discovery audiences on social media. Throughout the day, as I explored the Science Fair, I met amazing students who not only proved their…

Discovery Gives Students A Front Row Seat to This Year’s White House Science Fair

Last year, Discovery attended the White House Science Fair, and this year, we’re inviting fans to join in the fun with a live White House broadcast and Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip. On Tuesday, President Obama will host the White House Science Fair, celebrating the remarkable achievements of student science fair winners and extraordinary kid innovators from across the country. As a strong advocate for STEM education, Discovery is involved…

Discovery U.S. Hispanic Networks Announce 2014-2015 Lineup

On Tuesday night, Discovery U.S. Hispanic Networks announced their 2014-2015 programming lineup at their Upfront at Stage 37 in New York City. Embracing the Upfront’s theme, “feel closer,” the event highlighted Discovery en Español’s and Discovery Familia’s understanding of the Hispanic audience and their ability connect effectively with Hispanic viewers. Discovery talents in attendance included Dave Salmoni of Islas mortales con Dave Salmoni (Mystery of the Lost Island), Antonio Brunet…

Discovery Networks Brasil Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Discovery Networks Brasil celebrated its 20th anniversary last week at Casa Petra, in São Paulo, with over 500 guests, including ad and affiliate sales clients, producers, journalists and celebrities. The evening reflected upon the growth and success of Discovery Networks Brasil, with live musical performances, breathtaking videos and appearances by local talent. Discovery Networks Brasil EVP and Country Manager, Fernando Medin, along with Henry Martinez, President, Discovery Networks Latin America/ USH and Canada, kicked off the…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery family! It was a busy week at Discovery, with the first quarter earnings report, business acquisitions and the final 2014 “Say Yes to the Prom” event in Chicago. Catch up with all the news that has us buzzing below and then get in the Mother’s Day spirit with Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting. Happy Mother’s Day! Discovery Execs Talk Upfronts, OWN, Ad Impact of Canceled Everest…

‘Say Yes to the Prom’ Blows into the Windy City for Final Stop in National Tour

Yesterday, Discovery rounded out its 2014 Say Yes to the Prom tour with a stop Chicago, in partnership with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Harpo Studios and Comcast. Thirty high school girls, from Julian High School in Washington Heights and Curie Metropolitan High School in Archer Heights, began the special day at Harpo Studios with a special kickoff message from Monte Durham, fashion director and star of TLC’s Say Yes to the…

Discovery Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

At Discovery, learning and exploring is a core component of our DNA. This week, Discovery Education is joining in the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, honoring teachers and the important work they do every day to support the lifelong learning of their students. To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, activities include:  On May 9, from 9am to 2pm, ET, Discovery Education will provide a day of classroom events and activities, including 30…

Discovery Education and Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Announce ‘Together Counts’ Program Winners

Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) announced today the winners of several challenges and sweepstakes as part of the Together Counts™ program, a joint initiative aimed at addressing the childhood obesity epidemic by encouraging educators, students and families to live active and healthy lives. As part of this year’s incentive programs, more than $200,000 in prizes will be awarded to deserving schools across the nation in an effort to extend…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday!   What a week – from yesterday’s Kids Day 2014 to Say Yes to the Prom in Des Moines, it’s been a fun one for the Discovery family. Catch up on the news below and then kickstart your weekend awwwesomely with Animalist’s new show, Best Breed Ever! Discovery Channel to Air Documentary Honoring Avalanche Victims (Variety) Marjorie Kaplan Is Juggling 2 Discovery Networks Through the Upfront and Beyond (Adweek) Phil…