Ohio’s PBS stations, through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, are working with families and out-of-school time programs to address disruptions to learning caused during the COVID-19 pandemic. WBGU-PBS is excited to be part of this initiative!
Ohio Learns 360 provides families and out-of-school time professionals with PBS resources including standards-based curriculum and materials, virtual field trips, interactive video programs and community events. All are designed to accelerate student learning and support learners in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Ohio Learns 360 Camp-in-a-Box trainings are free professional development trainings for K-5 after-school and summer school professionals. Each attendee will receive a box that includes FREE resources for a week-long camp, including books, a standards-based curriculum and materials for hands-on activities for up to 20 children! New boxes with different themes are available quarterly.
If you are interested in attending a training and receiving a camp box for your program, click on the blue "Camp-in-a-Box Interest Form" button below, complete the form and click "submit." Please contact Laural Kirchner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-372-9318 if you have any questions about the Camp-in-a-Box trainings and materials.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Virtual field trips to Ohio’s parks, museums, cultural centers and arts organizations including Providence Metropark's Canal Boat Experience, Five Rivers Metroparks, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
FAMILY WEBINAR SERIES
Monthly events with featured experts on topics important to parents and other caregivers with children in grades K-5.
Past webinar topics include healthy relationships with peers; childhood anxiety and depression; bullying issues; early literacy; advocating for your child; and closing the learning gap. Upcoming webinars will discuss how to help children cope with stressful situations and the relationship between music and academic achievement.
LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
"WBGU's Eclipse Activities for Kids" on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Location: Bowling Green State University Planetarium, 217 Life Sciences Building, Bowling Green, OH 43403 Note: Paid hourly parking is available nearby in the parking lots west of the BGSU Union (location).
Join us for kid-friendly fun under the stars of the BGSU Planetarium. The content is directed at elementary-aged children, while BGSU astronomers will be ready to answer adult questions about eclipses and viewing safety. After the event, you are welcome to stay for the "It's About Time" planetarium show (explaining the Feb 29 leap year!).