"What a grand journey you will take on Janet's Planet! Studying our solar system and the galaxy are the oldest and most ennobling of
human activities. Janet's methods of presentation using unique verbal, visual, and even musical cognitive techniques will create an
excitement among young viewers. It is nice to see an educational endeavor that makes learning about our amazing universe so much fun!"
— Dr. Billy Hix, Professor of Social Science and Education, Motlow College (NASA Faculty Fellow)
Blast Off with Janet's Planet travels at the "speed of thought," introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country. Shown on 144 public television stations nationwide, fans are in for a real treat as they are given a virtual tour around the solar system from Janet's futuristic Mission Control.
The 45-minute interactive presentation engages and challenges students and is designed to inspire STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) potential in elementary school age kids. Lesson plans are designed to integrate with Next Generation Science Standards, based on a curriculum endorsed by NASA and Space Florida. Janet's Planet meets Common Core Standards.
Janet’s Planet invites girls and boys to ask questions to ensure that critical thinking is reinforced. At the core of Janet’s Planet there is a message that inspires lifelong learning and scientific literacy. The world of Janet’s Planet is filled with creativity and rich interactions. Janet’s goal is to strategically design her programs in a way that educates and inspires scientific inquiry. Each program is grounded in educational research to ensure that we do more than just entertain.
Janet is committed to enriching the lives of children through educational programming. With more than 17 years in the media, she has received 12 Regional Emmy Awards and 5 Gracie Allen Awards.
Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Janet’s Planet seeks to bring to light the wonderful creativity that is an integral part of science.