Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There, and Everywhere! This Time Creating Magic at The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Rod Streater Foundation and The Walt Disney Family Museum
Host Students from Berkeley Arts Magnet School

WHAT: Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater continues his “Where’s Streater?” journey with special friends from Berkeley Arts Magnet School. Being able to host a “Where’s Streater?” event at The Walt Disney Family Museum, with children who have the same passion for art, is something that Rod is really excited to experience. The students will be treated to lunch at The Museum Cafe, followed by a tour of the core galleries and an animation workshop. With Rod’s love of art, illustration, digital animation, and anything “Disney,” The Walt Disney Family Museum is the perfect “Where’s Streater?” event.

Throughout the ten innovative and interactive galleries, students discover how Walt Disney encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects to make animation more interesting and realistic, and how the resulting advancements in technology enhanced Disney animation and inspired the industry as a whole. In the Learning Center, students experiment with a Multiplane Camera, explore how depth is created in animation, and create their own digital short films. These guides and activities support an active approach to learning that allows students to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and discussion skills in addition to exploring the life, work, and legacy of Walt Disney.

WHO: Rod Streater, Oakland Raiders
Twenty-four 4th grade students from Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier (Berkeley Unified School Dist.)
WHEN: Monday, November 23
12:00 noon – 12:25 p.m. Rod Available for One-on-One Interviews
12:00 noon Lunch at The Museum Cafe
12:25 p.m. Welcome: Walt Disney Family Museum Executives and Rod Streater
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Gallery Tour / Animation Workshop (45 minutes each)

WHERE: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
Note: There are two Montgomery Streets in San Francisco—the Museum is located in the Presidio, not the Financial District. If you are using a GPS, please enter the zip code 94129.

WHY: The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.

The Berkeley Arts Magnet School at Whittier School offers a rigorous and inspiring curriculum in arts and academics. The school community values learning experiences in all domains, and consistently pledges funds and instructional time to incorporate visual arts, dramatic arts, music and dance into a comprehensive education program.

The Rod Streater Foundation, a donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was established in 2014. With signature programs like, “Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There and Everywhere”, the foundation provides a channel for local youth to experience activities which promote healthy lifestyles, technology, culture and the arts. The Mission of The Rod Streater Foundation is to create a platform to inspire potential and impart leadership values of respect, responsibility and positive attitude among local youth. For this experience, the foundation is providing a bus for their visit, lunch, along with “Where’s Streater” t-shirts for all of the children, chaperones and the teacher. Visit: www.rodstreaterfoundation.org to learn more about Rod’s foundation.

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