Skip to main content
Quote of the day: “Simple is good.”- Jim Henson

Ohio Learns 360

Home » Education » Ohio Learns 360

Ohio Learns 360 logo
Camp-in-a-Box - kids outside learning
Virtual Field Trips - Family looking at tablet
Family Webinar Series - Mom looking at laptop
Local Community Events - Instructor and kids doing crafts

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 person who attends 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 or 419-372-9318 if you have any questions about the Camp-in-a-Box trainings and materials.

Exterior of Winter Fun Camp in a Box and interior with camp materials.


Virtual field trips to Ohio’s museums, cultural centers and arts organizations including the Five Rivers Metroparks, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


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. 


Heritage Farm Fest on October 7 from 11am-3pm

Join in the fun down on the farm at this free community event! Heritage Farm Fest is held at the Carter Historic Farm, a working farm and living history cultural center representing life in the Depression-era. Learn traditional life skills at hands-on interactive stations, enjoy live entertainment, and make memories. WBGU's mascot Ruby the Red-Eyed Tree Frog and the WBGU education staff will also be there to pass out free books to children and to talk to families about WBGU's free educational resources for out of school time learning. 

Generous support for Ohio Learns 360 is provided by:

Ohio Department of Education logo