The following news release is courtesy of Cal Poly Pomona.
Come see the latest in the long line of Rose Float innovations designed by the Cal Poly Universities.
Students from the Pomona and San Luis Obispo campuses are attempting to break ground with their 2014 float, “Bedtime Buccaneers,” by animating some of the floral decorations and making them ripple like waves across water. It’s believed to be the first float to use animation in this way.
They will demonstrate the animation today after California Secretary of Food & Agriculture Karen Ross certifies the float as “California Grown” for having at least 85 percent of its floral decorations grown in state. The Cal Poly Universities’ float is the only one to earn that distinction this year.
The year 2014 marks the 66th consecutive time that the Cal Poly Universities have had a float in the Rose Parade. It is the only student-designed and built float in the annual procession.
Cal Poly students have long designed and built floats that have won awards at the Rose Parade for their imagination and innovation. They were among the first – if not the first – to use hydraulics and computer-controlled animation.
Who: The Cal Poly Universities Rose Float
California Cut Flower Commission
California Secretary of Food & Agriculture Karen Ross
What: Secretary Ross will certify the float as “California Grown,” and Cal Poly students will demonstrate innovative animation floral decorations on their float.
When: noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31
Where: Lot I, Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA