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Virtual Learning and Homeschooling Changed How Some West Virginia Students Learned
We continue with our summer education radio series, “Closing the COVID Gap.” In our last story, we heard from West Virginia’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Now, we take a closer look at what some West Virginians are thinking about when it comes to school this fall.LEARN MORE.
WVPB was chosen as one of 30 stations to receive PBS Kids STEAM Kits. The STEAM initiative will span 6 weeks; 4 of the 6 weeks contain activities in science, technology and engineering, arts, and mathematics respectively. We are receiving 50 kits (one per family) on a first come, first serve basis. Presently, we have 41 kits claimed and nine kits left to give out. If you would like one, or know a family who would, please email hevans@wvpublic.org.
What It Takes To Be An Astronaut
Grades K - 5 | Media Gallery| Space, Science, Careers

What is it like to work in space and on the International Space Station? Astronauts have a challenging and fascinating job, and it takes a lot of different scientists to make it possible for astronauts to do their work. On this Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and the Science Trek crew travel to the Johnson Space Center to answer students’ questions about what it takes to be an astronaut. FIND OUT MORE!

The Secret Life Of Scientists And Engineers | Mae Jemison
Grades 6 - 12 | Video | Sciences, Careers
Mae Jemison is an American engineer, physician and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. LEARN MORE.
Camp TV | Saturdays at 9 a.m. On WVPB During The Summer
The WNET Group’s summer learning and exploration series, Camp TV, is back for Season 2! Broadway performer Zachary Noah Piser (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked”) returns as head counselor to guide campers ages 5-10 as they learn through play. Season 2 themes include Summer Celebration Day, Snow Day, Patterns Day, Independence Day and more.
West Virginia History
How One Man Is Using Coal To Help Blast
Rockets Into Space

Brian Joseph has dedicated his professional life to innovation, re-imagining and re-tooling old materials in the region with new technologies. Explore how one man in Triadelphia, West Virginia, is helping provide jobs by manufacturing carbon foam products for the aerospace industry.
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Bus Classrooms Provide Mobile Summer Learning For Mercer County Schools
County school systems are putting the American Rescue Plan dollars to work this summer. One mobile program meant to bring education closer to the students began Monday in Southern West Virginia. Mercer County Schools created a program using buses that will travel around the county over the next three weeks. READ MORE.
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