April 2022
100% Chance of Learning and Fun
Family Night: Weather and Climate
Family Night: Weather and Climate premieres on Earth Day, April 22nd on your local Pennsylvania PBS station. In this program, Kindergarten through 5th-grade students and their families will meet a meteorologist who works with Space Force and a weather forecaster from Weather World.

Students will also learn about:
  • snowmaking at ski resorts
  • the effects of higher temperatures on young and older people
  • the impact of climate change on wildlife

Young learners can put their new knowledge to work with fun, hands-on activities that don't require a computer.

"Family Night" programs are designed for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, their families, and caregivers. The programs introduce a variety of career paths along with hands-on activities that don't require special tools or a computer. The "Family Night" programs also align with Pennsylvania curriculum standards.
Coming in May: Remake Learning Days
Pennsylvania PBS stations are hosting in-person or virtual events from May 12 - 22!
Be My Neighbor Day
Join WITF on April 30 from 9am-noon for "Be My Neighbor Day". Children will be able to meet Daniel Tiger and neighborhood helpers like firefighters, and engage in activities that show care and kindness to others in their neighborhood.
Spring into the Outdoors
WPSU has another installment of their virtual field trip series that is perfect for Earth Day - teachers and students can explore Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. Learn about wildlife, habitats, and more through a self-guided virtual tour and a video tour of the facility. A Teacher's guide and classroom kits are available.
Learning About Careers
WVIA is helping educators prepare students in 4th through 12th grades for a variety of careers through a new initiative called Careers That Work.
The combination of short videos and an educational curriculum aligned to Pennsylvania's Career Readiness Standards provides students with an understanding of the career paths and skills needed for 14 high-demand jobs in the region. Information about being a loan officer, school counselor, and truck driver are available now with more videos and information added regularly.
Your Learning Neighborhood - May schedules and activity sheets
Artistic Expression
WQLN is hosting an art show that showcases work from middle and high school students on May 5th from 5pm to 7pm.

These young artists shared the story or motivation behind their piece when they submitted their work. Many students referred to their artistic ability as a way to express what is going on in their personal lives and in the world.

Awards will be presented to select artists at each grade-level after the show.
"A program like this gives students a voice and a creative way to share their stories and experiences"
-Jennifer Allen, WQLN Education Outreach Assistant
Podcasts of the Month
In addition to locally-focused TV and digital programs, the Pennsylvania PBS stations produce podcasts on a variety of topics. There's something for everyone from business and local government to music and current affairs. This month, you can learn about jazz legends and get your garden ready for springtime!
While April is National Jazz Appreciation Month, WVIA celebrates jazz all year long with their Chiaroscuro channel and podcast.
PBS39 presents You Bet Your Garden, a TV, radio and podcast for all things garden-related.
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