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Camp Onomatopoeia Kite Festival – “Blueberry’s Clubhouse”

Ready to head back to camp? Go fly a kite! No, we really mean it: film yourself flying a kite you find or make and share it with us for a chance to be featured in the “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2” finale. Learn more about how you can take part in the Camp Onomatopoeia Kite Festival with Blueberry, Max and more after the jump.

“Quiz Bowl” 2021 State Champions

The 2021 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at Arkansas PBS, and we’re proud to celebrate these outstanding young scholars. See the final results and the faces of the brilliant players after the jump!

Teacher Appreciation Day 2021 – Thank You for Caring

We're celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day and you, Arkansas educators!Arkansas PBS Director of Education Sajni Kumpuris has a unique appreciation for caregiving in all of its forms, especially for the difference-making role of Arkansas K-12 teachers. Take a moment to hear her heart in a special thank-you post. 

“Donkey Hodie” on PBS KIDS

If you loved “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as a kid, you can now share that love with your children in a new PBS KIDS series from Fred Rogers Productions, “Donkey Hodie”! Learn more about the puppet-based series for children ages 3-5 following the adventures of the original Donkey Hodie’s granddaughter after the jump!

Celebrating Expression — April Vlog with Clarice and Kwami

Clarice and Kwami Abdul-Bey discuss the season, current events and legislation across the nation and in Arkansas, National Poetry Month, and upcoming Arkansas PBS blackout poetry events in their April vlog! See it and join the discussion after the jump.

Earth Month on Arkansas PBS

April is Earth Month and Arkansas PBS is celebrating with special programs detailing some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures and areas. Explore them – from reefs to glaciers – and learn more about what we can all do to help the planet after the jump! 

“Quiz Bowl” Returns April 24

Watch high school students from across the state showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2021”! Fourteen teams in seven conferences will take on the challenge for state titles and scholarships Saturday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m.

 

Growing Up With “Good Roots” in Atkins, Arkansas

"Good Roots" guest Logan DuVall's agricultural life is coming full circle in the segment premiere as he heads back to his stomping grounds in Atkins, Arkansas. Hear about his transition from small town life to Little Rock, and find out how Ralston Farms' regenerative agriculture is giving new life to the Atkins community.

Ground Control to Nettleton STEAM

While the events of a story stay the same, how we retell those events to ourselves evolves with us – and a single story, told well, can provide a lifetime of inspiration. Explore the story behind “To the Stars and Back” with producer Corey Womack and learn how project-based learning, a dedicated school and faculty and an involved community made it possible! Then, watch the NASA downlink documentary – created in partnership with Nettleton STEAM, Arkansas Department of Education, NASA, Arkansas State University, Every Child Is Ours, Nettleton School District and Arkansas STEM Coalition – Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

2021 “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” Entries Due April 15

Arkansas students in grades K-12 can share enter their films for a chance to have their creativity and talent highlighted on Arkansas PBS and to compete for the Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize! Read on to find out how Arkansas student filmmakers – including homeschool students – can enter, what the prize competitions require and more.

PBS KIDS Autism Awareness Month Specials

April is Autism Awareness Month, and PBS KIDS has several shows to help celebrate! Learn how you can see episodes of “Hero Elementary,” “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur” and “Sesame Street” featuring unique characters on the autism spectrum after the jump.

Meet Arkansas Foundation Board’s New Members

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch of Arkansas State University, Toni Lindsey of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, and Ed McClure of Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure and Thompson to the Arkansas Foundation Board! Meet these leaders in their fields who are dedicated to the future of public media in Arkansas after the jump.

Following Hemingway: A Journey into Heritage Tourism

Ernest Hemingway was a great adventurer. At the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum you get a sense of his love of travel and hunting. So, why not channel a little Hemingway and get out and explore The Natural State? Learn how Heritage Tourism can help you meet the man behind the myth and take you on more Arkansas adventures with Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Scott Kaufman after the jump.

Civil Discourse and Storytelling - 10 Ways to Connect

In this month’s vlog with Clarice and Kwami Abdul-Bey, celebrate Women’s History Month, learn why having all voices represented in the conversation is so important, and find ways to share stories and create conversations through civil discourse.

Ernest Hemingway’s Arkansas Connection

Learn about Ernest Hemingway’s fascinating Arkansas connection ahead of the premiere of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "Hemingway" documentary! Read on as Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Executive Director Adam Long shares how Hemingway spent time visiting the family of his second wife Pauline in Piggott where he wrote parts of his seminal work “A Farewell to Arms."

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