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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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New “Champion Trees” & “Bayou Bartholomew” PD Courses Live

AETN documentaries have inspired two of ArkansasIDEAS newest professional development courses! From the state’s arboreal giants to the world’s longest bayou, educators can explore Arkansas’s natural wonders in courses found in the IDEAS’ Social Studies Library under the Arkansas Studies section. Read More

Big News for PBS KIDS Fall 2014

From exciting new episodes and movies to brand new shows, big things are coming to AETN KIDS this fall. Keep reading to get the scoop on what you have to look forward to — including a new “Dinosaur Train” special, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2,” and Fred Rogers Co. new show “Odd Squad” (from the creator of “Adventure Time”). Read More

PBS Online Film Festival Ends July 31 - Vote Now!

We’ve nearly reached the end of the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival, and Arkansas independent film “Diamond John” is in the top three! Help the period comedy and Little Rock filmmaker Travis Mosler bring the bragging rights home by voting to push it to the top. Read More

Shop Amazon, Earn Donations for AETN!

You’re already supporting AETN in all sorts of ways (starting with reading this blog!), but what if you could support your local PBS station financially without doing anything beyond your normal online shopping? With AmazonSmile - you can! Simply follow our link to sign up for the AmazonSmile program, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the AETN Foundation. Read More

UCA professor stars in August’s “Time Team America”

We always enjoy airing outstanding PBS programming, but it’s especially exciting when our friends and neighbors are featured! This August, join us to see Dr. Duncan McKinnon, visiting assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, on “Time Team America.” Read More



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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 »

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 »