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New Program Hopes To Teach Teens About Conservation, Careers
Do you know a teen interested in a conservation career? The Beckley Youth Day Crew was created to teach about conservation work and careers with the National Park Service. It offers 16 to 18 year-olds an opportunity to gain first-hand experience with conservation initiatives and national service during the summer. Selected teens will work with mentors on projects around Beckley and the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Learn more about the program and how to apply HERE.
Huntington's First Literary Laureate Hopes To Launch A Festival
In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the city of Huntington has created a Literary Laureate position. The first person to hold the title is Daniel O’Malley, who teaches creative writing at Marshall University. Originally from Cedar Hill, Missouri, O’Malley went to graduate school at the University of Florida and moved to Huntington in 2012. Learn more about O'Malley and how he plans to create a Literary Festival in Huntington. LEARN MORE.
How Children Can Learn To Embrace Those With Disabilities
Hero Elementary features students who are learning how to master their superhero powers while going to elementary school.

One character, AJ Gadgets, has the power to make super gadgets and the ability of thought projection. He is passionate about all things “super” and also happens to be on on the autism spectrum.

Momo Hayakawa, Ph.D., is the Managing Director of Child Development and Research at Twin Cities PBS, and oversees the research conducted for Hero Elementary. Momo has more than 15 years of experience as a child development researcher.

“As a parent of a 2 year old and a 5 year old, I often wonder how I can do my part in raising children that are aware, accepting and embracing of people with disabilities. We know that it’s really important to talk with our children about our differences and how they make us special and unique. But how do we begin these conversations, and will it even make a difference to talk about these things with young children? These are huge, complex topics — it’s hard to even know where to start!” LEARN MORE.
NOVA: Picture A Scientist Focuses On Females In STEM Careers
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color, but there is a growing number of researchers  writing a new chapter for female scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all. NOVA: Picture A Scientist premiers April 14 at 9 p.m. on WVPB television. WATCH TRAILER.
West Virginia History: Sifting Through Blair Mountain’s Past
For five days in late August and early September of 1921, the largest labor uprising in U.S. history took place in southern West Virginia. Learn about the importance of the Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia's coal mining history and its impact on the development of organized labor. Learn about recent efforts to preserve Blair Mountain as a National Historic Site. LEARN MORE.
Join Mr. Grant for a super fun mix of active stretching and high intensity workouts for our West Virginia students! Wellness Wednesdays airs on WVPB-TV Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. right after WVDE's Education Station! CHECK IT OUT!
Nominations Open To Be A PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions
PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions is a two-year cohort awarded to passionate early childhood educators. The goal is to recognize, spotlight and celebrate committed early childhood educators; provide educators pathways for professional growth; create community and networking opportunities for educators; and build relationships between stations and local educators.

Click to read the nomination guidelines and FAQ. Nominations are due June 28.

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