AETN Exploration Wednesdays: Black Bears and Times Illusion
Posted on 18 Jul 2012
This AETN Exploration Wednesday, journey back to Alaska for the second installment of Nature: Bears of the Last Frontier at 7 p.m. Then, join NOVA at 8 p.m. to discover whether time really exists. The answer may surprise you!
In The Bears of the Last Frontier: The Road North Chris Morgan takes you with him as he explores the world of the black bears. Trapped in a the crossroads of urban development and the wilderness in Anchorage, Alaska, bears and their human neighbors are defining a new version of normal. While garbage bin raids and birdfeeder snacking may be making the people of Anchorage crazy, these habits may be even more harmful for the bears. Journey north with Morgan to Denali National Park and discover how bears coexist with other wildlife in their natural environment. Then, travel by motorcycle to the Artic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, a once pristine area forever changed by the oil industry.
What is time? The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time has a surprising answer. Physicists arent really sure! In fact, they have no idea. While we have a deep sense of time passing from present to past, scientists suggest that the passage of time may be nothing but an illusion. How can that be? Host Brian Greene takes us on the ultimate time-traveling journey to explain revealing a new way of thinking about time where the past, present and future exist at once tonight at 8 p.m.
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Turn Up the Heat With Sunday Night Drama
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Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - Facebook Contest
Travel to new places, different times and even new worlds this summer by reading together! You can help the kids in your life fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest June 13-30. Learn how you can enter and host a summer reading party for 20!
PBS KIDS ScratchJr Pine Bluff - Coding for Tomorrow
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Through a grant from PBS and the Verizon Foundation, AETN Early Childhood Education has been proud to partner with Pine Bluff School District elementary schools to hold the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camp. This camp, which directly addresses the Arkansas Department of Education’s goals to integrate computing concepts into the classroom, is revolutionary because it supports critical thought processing with computational thinking and problem solving. Learn five ways that Pine Bluff is laying the groundwork for students to achieve basic computer coding after the jump!