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Greetings, earthlings! “Plum Landing” is coming to PBS KIDS
Posted on 23 Apr 2014
A new adventure is beginning at with the launch of a brand new, web-original that uses animated webisodes, online games, free apps, hands-on science activities and live-action videos — all featuring a curious alien named Plum — to help connect 6- to 9-year-olds to nature and get them excited about their roles as caretakers of the planet. Read More

Looking back - "Learn the Address" Campaign in review
Posted on 22 Apr 2014
Since November 2013, we’ve been discussing the “Learn the Address” campaign and the premiere of Ken Burn’s latest film, “The Address,” with you and viewers around the state. So, what’s come of the last six months of work and sharing? Great results, in our opinion! Join us after the jump for specifics. Read More

Celebrate Earth Week with AETN and PBS
Posted on 18 Apr 2014
Earth Day — falling on Tuesday, April 22, this year — is a great time to talk about a wide range of important and fun topics with the kids in your life! From conservation and ecology to getting out and exploring nature themselves, we have great suggestions for games, experiments, crafts and more after the jump. Read More

Greenbrier, Ark., educator Sarah Jerry named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Everyone at AETN is thrilled to announce that Sarah Jerry, GT specialist at Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School, is one of the 100 educators nationwide named as a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator! This program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators across the U.S. who serve as leaders in educational technology and incorporate digital media in classrooms. We were pleased to surprise Mrs. Jerry with the news of her recognition and the year-long professional development opportunities she will receive. Read More

Earth Day - why not make it Earth Month? Explore the Outdoors with AETN KIDS!
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
It’s suddenly April … and it’s just beginning to feel like spring outside! Take advantage of the new, friendlier weather and AETN and PBS KIDS’ materials for turning our focus outdoors. You can learn how to help inspire kids to get moving outside and to protect our natural “playground” after the jump. Read More

‘The Cyberchase Movie’ premieres April 22
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Conservation, technology and math skills, oh my! “The Cyberchase Movie” — the first ever film for the PBS KIDS series - is premiering on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. Learn more about the film and our annual Explore the Outdoors campaign after the jump. Read More

The Cat in the Hat is coming to Fort Smith April 19
Posted on 15 Apr 2014
Friends in Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas, your favorite chapeau-ed feline is making a visit! In partnership with Mercy Northwest Arkansas and Mercy Kids, we’re bringing the star of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” to Fort Smith Public Library Saturday, April 19. Details about the free event and the fun we’ll have can be found after the jump. Read More

FREE Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass Concert April 17
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Adam Faucett - hailed as “one of the greatest, most thoughtful lyricists the state has to offer” by the Arkansas times - is joining The Tall Grass for a concert in AETN studios on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Follow the link below for the full details on the concert … and how you can attend for free! Read More

Celebrate Arkansas artists with “LOUPE: Part 2” premiere
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
If you’ve enjoyed learning more about Arkansas artists and arts events with “LOUPE,” we have excellent news! “LOUPE: Part 2” will feature three more outstanding local artists in its premiere Friday, April 11, at 9 p.m. Learn more about what’s to come in the featured short films — “LeeNora Parlor,” “Jerry Phillips” and “Carousel” — after the jump. Read More

April brings music to your ears - from The Dave Clark Five to Nine Inch Nails
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
Whatever your musical tastes, we’re sure to have an outstanding performance for you to enjoy on AETN this month! From a blast to the past with The Dave Clark Five to a thundering new “Austin City Limits” concert from Nine Inch Nails, there are all sorts of great options to see - and hear. Read More

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