Hi everyone! My name’s Mark Miano and I lead our video hub here at Discovery Education, where we produce and film exciting virtual field trips, career profiles and other video content.
Our team has been given the opportunity to create something very special this week in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, and I’m very excited to share it with all of you.
Discovery Education, in partnership with the Discovery Family and Discovery Familia networks, is collaborating with the inaugural transition team to produce a brand new Virtual Field Trip. It’s called ‘I do Solemnly Swear: The U.S. Presidential Inauguration.’ It’s premiering on Tuesday, January 19th at noon ET. We’ve pulled in some amazing guests, including senators, the Librarian of Congress, the former Chief of Staff to Laura Bush, speech writers for George H.W. Bush and Barak Obama, and there’s even a surprise appearance by a major VIP who has an important message for students. The best part is that we got to work with some awesome kids from Operation Homefront who will be asking these guests a series of questions about the history, traditions and importance of U.S. Presidential Inaugurations.
On Wednesday, January 20th, we also invite you to tune in to a kids livestream event hosted by Keke Palmer. The livestream will include special guests segments from the Library of Congress, trivia and fun facts, and of course, the events of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
Usually it takes us about 4-6 months to produce a Virtual Field Trip, and we’re doing this one in less than two weeks. So this has been a crazy start to 2021! But we love the opportunity to develop engaging programs for kids that is timely and relevant. We all know how important it is for students to be informed on current events, and we’re excited to continue delivering on that in 2021.