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“AETN Sports — 2018 High School Football State Finals” — Dec. 7-8 Games

High School football continues Dec. 7-8 on “AETN Sports! Read on for a schedule of matches for Arkansas Activities Association 2A-4A teams and to find out how to watch online after broadcast.

Chuck's Blog - "Exploring Arkansas: December 2018"

This month on "Exploring Arkansas," meet bluegrass prodigy Mary Parker, check out Village Creek State Park's kayaking and fishing opportunities, visit Walnut Ridge's Wings of Honor WWII Museum and investigate Y City's boulder "erratics." It's all coming up in a new episode Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. 

Computer Science Education Week Kicks Off Dec. 3

AETN and PBS KIDS are inviting teachers and parents to discover resources that introduce little ones to coding, storytelling, and creative problem-solving! As we celebrate Computer Science Education Week Dec. 3-9, see how you can inspire today’s young learners to create their own interactive stories and games with the free PBS KIDS ScratchJr app. 

ArkansasIDEAS – “Data Security Awareness: Module 2 – Passwords”

Most people don’t realize there are many methods used to hack passwords and abundantly more ways we make sensitive information exposed due to simple and commonly used passwords. Educators can learn how to protect themselves and their students through ArkansasIDEAS course “Data Security Awareness: Module 2 — Passwords” beginning Dec. 1. 

AETN Atrium Dedication - Honoring Allen Weatherly

Join us to celebrate the life of late AETN Director Allen Weatherly as we dedicate the AETN atrium in his honor at a ceremony and reception Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.

“AETN Sports: High School Football Championships” — Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 Games

We’re counting down to the kickoff of “AETN Sports” with the 2018 5A-7A high school football state finals live from War Memorial Stadium Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Read on to learn more about what you have to look forward to and see the game schedules.

Giving Tuesday Challenge - AETN Foundation

The AETN Foundation has received an exciting #GivingTuesday challenge! If they are able to raise $20,000 between now and between now and Tuesday, Nov. 27, a generous donor will contribute an additional $10,000 to help us acquire the programming you love in 2019. Read on to learn how you can help by donating directly to AETN Foundation or through Facebook.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive 2018

This November, help out your neighbor and donate a new or gently worn sweater at your local library! In recognition of Fred Roger’s efforts to encourage the good-neighbor spirit, the annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive is being held Nov. 1-30, 2018. Join AETN and more than 30 partner libraries across the state to collect and distribute the sweaters to local charities and the Arkansas Salvation Army. 

"Compasión" — Veterans Coming Home

In our final 2018 Veterans Coming Home #WhatWorks piece, Capt. Cibelés Ramirez-Rodriguez - a pilot in the Arkansas National Guard - discusses how connections in her family and volunteering in her community have helped her adjust from time overseas to balance home life in the states.

New on PBS KIDS — “Let’s Go Luna!”

Have you ever wanted to travel the world in search of adventure? Now you can with “Let’s Go Luna!” Premiering Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., this new, animated PBS KIDS® series encourages kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures from all over the world, while they build global citizenship and social skills.

“Men & Women of Distinction: Ray Rodgers”

Premiering on AETN Monday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m., the latest edition of “Men & Women of Distinction” tells the story of Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer Ray Rodgers. Rodgers, who graduated from amateur boxer to coach to holding top leadership posts in the sport, has dedicated more than 70 years of his life to boxing. His skills as a “cutman” are legendary, and he’s worked in the corners of some of professional boxing’s greatest champions.

Educating Youth on Veterans Day - Educator Resources

With Veterans Day just around the corner, AETN believes in the importance of educating our youth about this holiday's importance. We have gathered materials from PBS education platforms to aid educators across Arkansas in teaching students about the history, significance, and relevance of Veterans' Day to age groups ranging from middle school to high school. 

Veteran’s Day Events

AETN is proud to partner with the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History to host a veterans appreciation event on Veterans Day (observed) Monday, Nov. 12. From 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m., join us for refreshments, showcases of Arkansas veteran organizations and services and a special “Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works” screening event. Later that day, don’t miss the MacArthur Museum’s “Baseball and the American Flag,” starting at 7 p.m.

“Sowing Salvation” – Veterans Coming Home

How do you go from defending your country to everyday civilian life? In week two of the 2018 Veterans Coming Home #WhatWorks initiative, we’re exploring the transition from military service to civilian life with Iraq war veteran Terrell Spencer “Spence” and Across the Creek Farm.

Chuck’s Blog — “Exploring Arkansas November 2018”

It doesn’t happen too often but, lo and behold, we have five full segments coming up for you in our Nov. 7 “Exploring Arkansas” episode! Keep reading to learn more about our stops at Ritter Farms in Marked Tree, Garvan Woodland Gardens’ outstanding new treehouse, Lee Creek Reservoir Recreation Area, La Petite Roche Plaza and Shoal Bay Park.

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