favorite events: the annual birthday celebration to pay homage to the campusâ€™s most beloved icon, Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seussâ€™ birthday also coincides with the release of Dr. Seussâ€™ The Lorax, a feature film by Universal Pictures, a 3D adaptation (from the creators of Despicable Me) of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The party, which is open to Dr. Seuss fans both on and off campus, will be held at 11:50 a.m., March 2, at the foot of Library Walk in front of Geisel Library, named in 1995 for Theodor Geisel and his wife, Audrey.
UC San Diegoâ€™s Mandeville Special Collections Library is the worldâ€™s main repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss. The approximately 10,000 items in the Dr. Seuss collection, which includes original drawings, manuscript drafts, books, notebooks, photographs and memorabilia, document the full range of Theodor Seuss Geiselâ€™s creative achievements, beginning in 1919 with his high school activities and ending with his death in 1991.
On March 2, PBS KIDS will celebrate the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss on-air, online, and on mobile. PBS stations nationwide will feature THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON, a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! (check local listings). Kids will also be able to engage with the Cat and friends through games and video content online and on mobile, and parents will be able to enjoy a new Birthday Party Builder Tool on the PBS KIDS Shop website.
â€œTHE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! is designed to help young children learn core science skills to prepare them for success in school â€“ while taking them on Seussian adventures that inspire their curiosity,â€ said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Childrenâ€™s Media, PBS. â€œFamilies, schools and communities around the country pay tribute to Dr. Seuss at this time each year, and we join them in honoring his legacy with content that encourages kids to explore the world around them.â€
THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON will feature two brand new episodes, â€œSeasons â€“ Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter,â€ which takes the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey through the four seasons, and â€œWhen I Grow Up/Doing It Differently,â€ in which Nick and Sally explore what it means to grow up and learn that trying a different approach can sometimes be the best way to solve a problem. The marathon will also include encore presentations of â€œHooray for Hair/Ice Is Niceâ€ and â€œChasing Rainbows/Follow the Prints.â€