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Welcome to the AETN Public Media Center at the Museum of Discovery! This is an interactive resource room highlighting the best in public broadcasting with a science and nature focus. Featured in the public media center are: science, technology and nature videos, books and models; a double computer station linking to AETN, PBS and education sites; puzzles and activities for all ages; and AETN broadcast and outreach opportunities. Content will be updated to support the museum’s future exhibits and introduce supplemental public broadcasting materials.

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“Arkansans Ask: Cancer”
How does cancer impact our state? On Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in a new episode of “Arkansans Ask,” experts — including Dr. Lawrence Mendelsohn, Dr. Thomas Kieber-Emmons, and Alesa Garner, MSMT, ASCP, CN-BC — will discuss current research, the importance of screenings and the resources available to Arkansas patients and caregivers. Share your questions for the live, call-in show at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

Stand Up to Cancer — Emperor Science Award Program
The Emperor Science Award program, an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, is offering high school sophomores and juniors an opportunity to work alongside an esteemed scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project. Winners will also receive a Google Chrome Notebook, a $1,500 stipend and the opportunity to continue their mentorship. Applications are due by Nov. 1, 2015.

It’s Odd-tober on PBS KIDS!
This October is “Odd-tober” on PBS KIDS, starting with an all-new one-hour “Odd Squad” special, followed by the return of Halloween-themed episodes from many of your family’s favorites. Learn more after the jump!

Conway EcoFest - Saturday, Oct. 10
Join AETN for environmental, educational fun at Conway EcoFest on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laurel Park! We’ll have fun activities to explore the outdoors and our upcoming PBS KIDS program “Nature Cat.”

“LOUPE: Arkansas Made Living Treasures”
Arkansas boasts a rich heritage of time-honored craftsmanship! Explore it with Arkansas’s Living Treasures who excel in the visual arts fields of traditional craft. Makers of fiddles, baskets, chairs, knives, quilts, woodwork and more, their fascinating lives are as exquisite as their unique works.


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Kids Resources

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"Sid the Science Kid" is a new educational animated television series using comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. TUNE IN weekdays at 12:30 p.m. Learn More »

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Every girl can be a SciGirl with a groundbreaking new TV show and interactive website that will transform the way tween girls look at science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Learn More »

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"The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!TM " is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science in preschool-aged children. TUNE IN weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Learn More »

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"Dinosaur Train" embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Visit this website to play games, watch videos and sign up for the Nature Trackers club. Learn More »

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Animals can take you anywhere in science! Creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt will take 6 to 8-year-olds and their families along on ten extraordinary animal-powered adventures. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. TUNE IN weekdays at 4 p.m. Learn More »

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. TUNE IN weekdays at 10 a.m. and weekends at 9:30 a.m. on AETN PLUS. Learn More »

Science & Technology

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NOVA from PBS is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. TUNE IN Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on AETN. Learn More »

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"NOVA scienceNOW" from PBS is a newsmagazine version of the long running and venerable PBS science program Nova. Premiering on January 25, 2005, the series was originally hosted by Robert Krulwich, who described it as an experiment in coverage of "breaking science, science that's right out of the lab, science that sometimes bumps up against politics, art, culture". Learn More »

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For Educators & Parents

Find resources for the classroom including more than 19,000 online videos and classroom curriculum, join the largest online professional development in the nation, access locally produced instructional video for the classroom, learn more about common core, and more. Learn More »

AETN PBS LearningMedia is free, innovative classroom-ready media that is available to every teacher, parent, and student across Arkansas from the best of public media, produced specifically for teachers, from PBS, WGBH, and 55+ public media partners. Learn More »

ArkansasIDEAS is Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools. In 2005, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 2318 which created a partnership between the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to provide equitable access to high-quality, online professional development for all licensed educators in Arkansas. Learn More »

Approximately 50,000 Arkansas educators are in the midst of preparing for these new standards for the 500,000 Arkansas students they serve. In order to facilitate this training, ArkansasIDEAS, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education, is providing Common Core training content throughout the state. Learn More »


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"Exploring Arkansas", hosted by Chuck Dovish, is modeled after National Geographic Explorer and is the best of what the Natural State has to offer -- from whitewater action, to cave exploration, mountain biking, hiking, hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, parasailing, rappelling, extreme water sports, skydiving and of course, all the adventures that are offered on the country's first designated national river -- the Buffalo National River. TUNE IN Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on AETN. Learn More »

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As the most watched documentary film series on public television, NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. Over the years, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. TUNE IN Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on AETN. Learn More »