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It’s a “Pinkalicious and Peterrific” Valentine Celebration!

AETN and PBS KIDS are coming to the Museum of Discovery for a pinktastic Valentine’s celebration! Children ages 6 and under are invited to join in the fun starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 14. Put on your pink and grab your magic wand for pinktabulous excitement!

AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2019

It’s that time of year again! AETN is now accepting entries for the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest through Friday, April 5. Learn more about this contest — designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning — and rules for kindergarten through third grade students after the jump.

Free Screening — “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo”

Explore another dimension of the Arkansas Arts Center’s “Photographing Frida” exhibit with a special screening of PBS’ “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” as part of the ongoing “Feed Your Mind Friday” program Friday, Feb. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Chronicling the life of the great Mexican painter as never before, the documentary examines Kahlo’s life in relationship to the historical and cultural influences that inspired her work and defined the first half of the 20th century.

Chuck's Blog - "Exploring Arkansas: February 2019"

Dodging the namesake residents at Rattlesnake Ridge, hanging out at a historic bus depot in Blytheville, being serenaded by trumpeter swans in Heber Springs and swinging a hammer at America’s Blacksmith Shop in Mountain View – it’s all on tap during a brand new edition of “Exploring Arkansas,” Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network

AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network — a web-based network that will provide Arkansans with unprecedented access to state government, is now available at Read on to learn more about how this website, which is dedicated to livestreaming Arkansas state government events and meetings, is designed to improve government transparency and serve as an important educational tool, allowing students to see their government at work while learning about public affairs and civic responsibility.

ArkansasIDEAS – “Data Security Awareness: Module 4 – Email Security”

Due to the increasing use of email as an attack route, it is perilous that educators take firm action in protecting their email accounts against a potential breach of confidential information, much like student data. Arkansas educators can learn how to protect themselves and their pupils with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Security Awareness Campaign’s latest course focused on awareness, passwords, phishing, email, public WiFi, and how to recognize and report security incidents. 

Celebrating Art Porter Sr. With Arkansas Sounds

Held in partnership with “Arkansas Sounds” and Art Porter Music Education, join AETN to celebrate the life and work of Art Porter, Sr., Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Little Rock’s CALS Ron Robinson Theater. Featuring the 1996 film “Art Porter, Sr.: A Musical Treasure,” the event will also feature a panel discussion honoring the continued legacy and what would have been the 85th birthday of Arkansas pianist, composer, conductor and music teacher Art Porter, Sr.

Facebook Contest: Win “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0” Tickets

Looking for a “Wild” good time with the family this weekend? Enter our social media contest by noon on Wednesday, Jan. 16, for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to see the “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 — Activate Creature Power!” show at Robinson Center Music Hall Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m.

Watch the 2019 Arkansas Governor’s Inauguration Live

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will broadcast and live stream the 2019 Arkansas governor’s inauguration - featuring his oath of office and inaugural address in their entirety - Tuesday, Jan. 15, beginning at 10 a.m.

Highlighting High School Hype - “AETN Sports”

In fall of 2018, high school students from all over Arkansas  shared their dance, cheer, band and football hype videos with AETN to build excitement for “AETN Sports: High School Football Finals”! Explore the process involved in getting them from school to social and beyond with the AETN production division intern team: Ryan Bates, Chase Burnham and Nathaly Moreno.

Producer’s Blog – “Sudden Cardiac Arrest: When Seconds Count”

When a condition is difficult to prevent and warning signs are sudden at best, how can educators prepare to care for their students? Explore with AETN education division producer Amy Waller as she shares her perspective on the creation of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: When Seconds Count, a new professional development course from ArkansasIDEAS releasing Jan. 14, 2019.

New Series - “Osiyo: Voices of the Cherokee People”

“Osiyo.” In Cherokee, it means “Hello” and, starting Jan. 6, a new documentary-style series “Osiyo: Voices of the Cherokee People” will be greeting Arkansans every Sunday at noon. Highlighting the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation, “Osiyo” shares the rich and complex story of the largest Native American tribe in the United States. Celebrating history, language, arts and more, the series features the stories of more than 100 modern tribe members, ranging from professional bull riders and Mixed Martial Arts fighters to Grammy-winning recording artists and civil rights activists.

"Step Into Miss Laura's" - Explore the Wild Side of Historic Fort Smith

Defying flood, flame and tornado, Miss Laura's Social Club is an Old West landmark and the first bordello on the National Register of Historic Places. But the surviving facade of the turn-of-the-century landmark is just part of the story.Explore the story of the women who made it famous in this 30-minute independent film Sunday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

ArkansasIDEAS – “Data Security Awareness: Module 3 – Phishing”

Phishing attacks can come in a variety of sizes and through a plethora of platforms. While stereotypically easy-to-spot, more recent forms are more polished ... even sophisticated. Learn how to take proper precautions to avoid a phishing attack – and protect your and your students' confidential information – in the latest "Data Security Awareness" course from ArkansasIDEAS and the Arkansas Department of Education.

Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas: January 2019”

Fiddling around in Mountain View; going back to the “Three R’s” in a restored, one-room school house; taking an autumn drive; mountain biking at Illinois Bayou Park and enjoying a nice, big juicy burger at A&A City Café in Parkin – it’s all coming up during a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas,” Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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