Plum to earth - she’s coming in for a landing! On Saturday, Sept. 13, we’re bringing all the fun of one of our latest online PBS KIDS programs, “Plum Landing” to Conway's EcoFest! Join us for an exciting day, filled with all sorts of fun activities, at Laurel Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
So who exactly is Plum and why are we excited about her arrival? Plum is the start of a new cross-platform, digital adventure designed to help kids develop a love for and connection to the amazing, beautiful, diverse and dramatic planet we call home!
The online program “Plum Landing,” helps cultivate this connection by following the adventures of Plum, a video game designer from the desolate Planet Blorb, who longs to experience nature. To realize her goal, Plum commandeers a space ship, zooms down to earth, befriends five eager kids — Clem, Oliver, Gabi, Brad and Cooper — and launches them on diverse missions like “Find a lake in the desert!” and “Search for a cow that lives under water!” Zeroing in on four ecosystems — the Australian desert, the mangroves of Belize, the Canadian Rockies and the jungles of Borneo — Plum discovers many fascinating, puzzling and profound things about Earth and uses what she learns to create explorer games for kids.
You can check out these fun episodes — as well as accompanying live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and more — at pbskids.org/plumlanding. And, until you come see us at EcoFest, you can also check out fun activities and worksheet on our website at aetn.org/kids
At EcoFest, we’ll be hosting all kinds of fun activities and have some really cool Plum Landing and AETN gear for you to check out, but there’s certainly much more to cover at this annual family event!
The Conway EcoFest combines food, fun and music for a great family atmosphere to explore our environment. As you delve into their respectful, balanced environmental education opportunities, you’ll find all sorts of great exhibits, topics and actives that will pique your interest and ignite curiosity. You can learn more now at conwayecofest.org.
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FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.
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Learning for summer — and beyond! - AETN PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps
This summer, AETN was proud to host PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps, made possible by PBS KIDS and support from the Verizon Foundation, to help Arkansas students between the ages of five and eight get started with Creative Coding! Read on to learn more about how our Conway campers learned to create and express themselves with technology (and how you can download the FREE PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to get started at home) after the jump.
Win an “I Can Readathon!” Event Kit - July Facebook Contest
Have you been visiting new worlds, traveling to times past and future, and meeting new friends from the farthest realms of imagination by reading with the kids in your life summer? We have another exciting chance for you to help them fight the summer slump and win a Harper Collins “I Can Read” event kit by entering our July I Can Readathon! Facebook Contest. Enter to win by noon on Thursday, July 28, for a chance to host a summer reading party for 20!