New children’s program on Vme TV explores the solar system and reinforces STEM learning

Vme TV is taking preschoolers to space with its new, Spanish-language animated series, ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ (also known as Space Racers™ in English), an engaging and dynamic program that allows viewers to follow spaceships and their fellow cadets on adventures through the solar system, learning about scientific investigation and the importance of teamwork. ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ premieres on Vme TV on July 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. E/P. ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ showcases fun-loving spaceship characters that vividly provide lessons of collaboration through their fun-filled adventures. Their distinctive abilities make them relatable to the program’s young viewers. Eagle, the natural leader of the group, has unrivaled speed and agility; Hawk touts incredible strength and a near-perfect memory; Robyn has the sharpest mind and is the group’s scientist; Starling is small but braver than ships twice her size; Raven combines cunning with unrelenting competitiveness; and the wise and enigmatic Headmaster Crane guides these eager cadets on their exciting missions. “Vme TV is proud to introduce ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ to our younger viewers in an effort to provide early exposure to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, planting the seed for our Hispanic American community to pursue this field which will open doors and improve the lives of many,” said Doris Vogelmann, Vme TV’s vice-president of programming & operations. “With the increasing economic impact of the STEM field, there is

an exponential opportunity to foster growth and development in this area for Hispanic children and give the promise of a bright future.” Created by Space Race, LLC, ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ is a half-hour program designed for children ages three to six providing stunning computer-generated imagery as well as real space sounds to hook its young viewers and offer them a cool and novel way of exploring space and the universe. Thanks to the technical consulting of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the preschool program goes above and beyond, depicting current and developing science to educate its viewers and promote principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.   “We are thrilled that ‘Exploradores Espaciales’ will begin airing on Vme TV this month,” said Executive Producer Richard Schweiger. “The goal of Space Racers™ is to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists, and Vme TV is the perfect partner to help introduce our curriculum to the growing number of Spanish-speaking families in the United States.” According to the STEM Education Coalition, our nation needs to make STEM education a priority. STEM occupations are expected to grow 17 percent from 2008 through 2018, at a significantly higher rate than that of total employment (10 percent). The increasing impact of STEM makes it imperative for the nation to build a foundation for this field, exposing children to STEM-related content from an early age and encouraging them to take an interest in these topics.