Saturday 8 February 2014

Muppets, Puppets and Buckets Of Mucus at the Science Centre

Where in the world is Dr Jay?

William Doyle-Marshall interviews Dr. Jay and Dr. Julielynn Wong

Today he was at the Ontario Science Centre. Pictured, radio host William Doyle-Marshall interviews medical doctor Julielynn Wong and her puppet Dr. Jay. The two doctors were taking part in a special media family day at the Science Centre -- they were talking to the media and their children about public health care issues during their visit to a new children's health exhibition at the Toronto facility.

Julielynn Wong is a Harvard-educated, award-winning physician and journalist. Dr. Wong trained in public health and preventive medicine and serves on faculty at Singularity University, where she co-founded the Health and Wellness Program. She is a blogger for Huffington Post.

And Dr Jay?  Dr Wong says he is originally from New York City and now lives in a large suitcase here in Toronto. Dr. Jay will have his radio debut on William Doyle-Marshall's CHYR-fm show this Tuesday (spoiler alert - Dr Jay isn't much for radio -- he lets Dr Wong do all the talking).

The media family day was in conjunction with The Science Centre's newly opened exhibition -- the Body -- which is being stage in concert with the long running Sesame Street TV Show. 

Created by Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an engaging, free-flowing learning experience set in the fun, familiar and reassuring world of Sesame Street. The Muppets anchor an exciting collection of interactive multimedia experiences that allow children to study the human body and learn how to keep it healthy. Each exhibit area has multiple activities to provide exciting, age-appropriate learning opportunities for children at a variety of developmental levels. The exhibition emphasizes scientific investigation and developmental learning goals for children ranging from two to eight years old.

From big, squishy noses to fuzzy, furry feet, Sesame Street Presents: The Body allows children to learn about the human body from the inside out. Pictured is a giant nose and a bucket of mucus - all part of an interactive display within the Body exhibition.