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'The Cyberchase Movie' to air on AETN April 22

"The Cyberchase Movie," the first-ever film for the PBS KIDS series, will premiere Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

An eco-themed one-hour special, "The Cyberchase Movie" follows Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit as they are called on to rescue the animals and restore harmony to Ecotopia after Hacker and his bumbling robots wreak havoc. Environmental and math topics explored include natural habitats, the impact of habitat loss and proportional reasoning. Online at pbskids.org/cyberchase, three real-world "Cyberchase" games exploring the environmental topics of keystone species, waste reduction and solar power will debut for kids and families to print and play at home.

"The Cyberchase Movie" is part of the annual Explore the Outdoors campaign and partnership between PBS KIDS and the National Recreation and Park Association. The campaign encourages families to celebrate nature and the outdoors this spring.

PBS KIDS kicks off Earth Month Monday, April 7, with themed on-air programming and online and mobile content.

Additional Explore the Outdoors content includes:

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

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