MARCH 2019

Calling all thinkers, tinkers, and inventors!

GPB Education will be live streaming from Georgia Tech's Flowers Invention Studio in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 10 AM to 11 AM EST. This live virtual field trip will offer students an inside look into one of the nation's leading makerspaces as they learn about the engineering design process, hear from Georgia Tech students, and see ideas transform into inventions. The program is aligned to Georgia standards and targets an audience in 3rd-8th grades.

This event includes live interactive elements, such as polls and experts who are available to answer students' questions. Use the hashtag #InventionLive to participate in the conversation. Watch the free program live on or on your location GPB TV channel. 

It's time to sharpen those pencils! GPB invites Georgia students in kindergarten through third grade to create a great story, illustrate it, and enter it in our PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Stories can be fact or fiction, poetry or prose, and will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integration of illustrations. A first, second, and third place will be chosen from each grade level. Additionally, four stories (one from each grade level) will be selected for the STEAM Award if their story effectively incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or mathematics.

GPB Education offers a variety of free resources for St. Patrick's Day, including videos, lesson plans, and activities. 

Explore the origins of the holiday, learn fun facts about St. Patrick's Day traditions, and more! 
New digital series answers students' questions about state government
GPB reporter Stephen Fowler is covering the legislative session and lawmaking process for the first time, and he needs your help learning the ins and outs of state government. Each week during the session, Stephen answers questions you may have about what goes on at the Georgia Capitol, like "Who's in charge of taxpayer money?" or "What's all the fuss surrounding Georgia's voting machines?" 
Stephen will answer one question a week during the legislative session, with a new video posted every Tuesday.

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