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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.

» CAMP-IN-A-BOX

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 kirchnl@bgsu.edu 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

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

Lilac Festival & Street Fair, Downtown Defiance, Ohio May 11

Join us for the Lilac Festival and Street Fair in Downtown Defiance Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. WBGU-PBS will be at the event from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by our festival table to meet Ruby the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, participate in a craft and get a free children's book while supplies last. Hope to see you there!

Safety Fair & Cruise-In! Wood County Museum, May 18, 2024

Join the Wood County Museum and Safe Communities of Wood County for the 2nd annual Safety Fair & Cruise-In event on May 18, 2024 from 11am-4pm! This is a FREE community event with service vehicles, fire trucks, police cruisers, 1st responders, tractors, a safety fair, activities and bounce houses for kids, and a classic car cruise-in, plus so much more! Visit WBGU's table at the event for a special activity and to get a free children's book. Food trucks will be on site.

Generous support for Ohio Learns 360 is provided by:

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