AETN Engage Blog

"History on the Line: Preserving County Courthouses"

Historic county courthouses stand as iconic symbols of Arkansas’s development as a state, elegant testaments to justice and important sentries to the history of the state. Explore these relics in AETN original documentary "History on the Line: Preserving County Courthouses" premiering Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. or join us for a free preview screening Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

AETN Spring Break 2019 at Museum of Discovery

AETN and our friends from “Ready Jet Go!” and “Nature Cat” will be visiting the Museum of Discovery for some special Spring Break fun! Celebrate with your PBS Kids March 18-19 in downtown Little Rock!

"AETN Sports: High School Basketball Championships 2019"

We're counting down the the tip-off of the 2019 1A-6A boys and girls high school basketball state finals! Watch our live coverage - held in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association - from the Hot Springs Convention Center Bank OZK Arena March 7-9.

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

Being chased by dinosaurs, trying to keep a balance on a popular wobbling rock, descending into Blowing Cave, learning the art of banjo building and observing the white pelicans on Lake Conway – it’s all coming up in a brand new edition of “Exploring Arkansas,” Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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 5 – Public WiFi”

Public WiFi can be a great tool when you’re catching up with work. But are public WiFi connections safe? Public networks are unsecured, meaning your devices are vulnerable to a malware attack. Learn how to take the proper precautions and use the right tools to keep your devices and student information safe in the fifth module in the ArkansasIDEAS course created in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Security Awareness Campaign.

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!

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.

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.

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