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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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“Agri Arkansas” - May 2016
Take a look at the University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station near Clarksville and a true “farm-to-table” dinner in Scott this month on “Agri Arkansas.” See the new episode Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend Specials
Join us Memorial Day Weekend as we pay tribute to the military service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform with special programming May 29-30. Special broadcasts range from AETN original film “Their Journey: A Veteran’s Tribute Tour” to the “National Memorial Day Concert.”

Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
Calling Arkansas girls who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grade! Discover the fun of STEM careers by participating in cool, hands-on activities at the Arkansas STEM Girls camp. This free event will feature a variety of sessions with women in STEM fields — including coding, science, pharmacy and more.

“Arkansas Week” News Maker: Chancellor Steinmetz
AETN enjoyed having University of Arkansas Chancellor Dr. Joe Steinmetz visit us in Conway, Friday, May 20. Chancellor Steinmetz, who visited AETN as part of his bus tour of Arkansas, stepped in studio as an “Arkansas Week” news maker. In addition to his interview with Steve Barnes, he took a moment to answer a few questions about his impressions of The Natural State and his hopes for higher education in Arkansas. Join us after the jump to learn more.

FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call May 23
Members of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission will meet via conference call Monday, May 20, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. Those interested in teleconference information should contact AETN at 800-662-2386.

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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 »

Nature

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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 »