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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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My RBI Story — Kyshaun Jones
Kyshaun, a Little Rock Central High student, is a catcher and third baseman who's been playing with Little Rock RBI since he was 12 and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas since age 5. Learn how his RBI Coach Tony Dunnick has influenced him, why Kyshaun loves baseball and Jackie Robinson, and what he's planning to do in college ... and beyond!

PBS KIDS ScratchJr Code-to-Learn Camp at AETN
Do you know a 5-8 year old who would like to learn about creative coding? Don’t miss a chance to register for our free Scratch Jr. camp June 21-24! This special camp is designed to introduce kids to creative computer coding through activities that allow them to create their own stories, games and collages with the PBS KIDS ScratchJr tablet app.

Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2016 Champions
We were thrilled to host the 2016 “Arkansas Quiz Bowl: Governor’s Academic Competition” on April 23! All state finalist teams had worked their way to the championship through difficult regional and conference brackets, and their preparation was exceptionally showcased in the years’ final matches. See photos of the 2016 State Champion teams and runners-up after the jump.

2016 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners
After reviewing more than 100 stories and judging for originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations, we’re proud to announce our 2016 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest winners! See the list of winners and find links to view their stories after the jump.

My RBI Story — Jay Rogers
Part of a multigenerational sporting goods family, Jay Rogers is a lifelong Little Rock resident and baseball lover. He’s also an RBI supporter, Lamar Porter Field Trustee and Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas Board member. Learn why Jay’s been a part of Little Rock RBI for more than 13 years, and why this important program is like no other available to local students.

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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 »