Austin fifth grader student Chinmay Murthy, from Paragon Preparatory Middle School, will represent Texas in the 2013 National Geographic Bee airing Friday, May 24 at 1 pm, Saturday, May 25 at 5 pm and Sunday, May 26 at 5 pm. By using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society, students from around the country compete in the annual National Geographic Bee. The National Geographic Bee is constructed to encourage teachers to include geography in their class rooms in order to increase student and public interest in the subject.
Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros—Children’s Day, Book Day, a celebration of children, literacy and multiculturalism! All events are free and open to the public.
The Southeast Branch Library, KLRU, BookSpring, A Community for Education, and The Austin Project a collaborating for this annual celebration with children’s music, dance performances, bilingual storytime, fun literacy activities for the whole family and FREE children’s books!
Make sure to also check out the great educational resources at KLRU’s ipad station and enjoy getting your picture taken with Clifford and Maya & Miguel. (Be sure to bring your camera!)
From April 15-19, The Cat in the Hat shows kids some amazing animals, including three premiere episodes April 15-17.
Babies / Fast — Monday, April 15 at 8:30 am & 2 pm Babies – Sally is looking after some baby hamsters, but how can she and Nick hold them right? Well, different animals hold their babies different ways. Fast – It’s a race to the treehouse, but Nick and Sally wish they could go as fast as an airplane! How about a peregrine? asks The Cat. What’s that? The fastest creature in the world!
Little Lemmings / Keep The Beat — Tuesday, April 16 at 8:30 am & 2 pm Little Lemmings – It’s cold outside, but Nick and Sally want to keep playing. Is there a way to stay warm out in the cold? Cat’s friend Lars the Lemming will know! He lives in the Wundra-Bundra-Tundra. It’s cold out, but with Lars’ fur coat, he doesn’t even notice! Keep the Beat – Nick and Sally have been running around the backyard and now their chests are thumpity thumping! The Cat explains that that is their hearts boom boom booming! But why? wonders Sally.
Gorillas In The Nest / Tale Of A Dragon — Wednesday, April 17 at 8:30 am & 2 pm Gorillas in the Nest – Sally and Nick have made a sleepover tent on the floor. But it’s not very comfortable. The Cat’s friend Gordon the Gorilla knows how to make a comfortable bed. Tale of a Dragon – Dragons don’t really exist, but Cat knows some lizard friends who are oh-so like dragons! They can show Nick and Sally how to pretend to be dragons.
In a week of encore episodes, kids can enjoy the most musical moments of DINOSAUR TRAIN for a week of dance-tastic adventures. Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don explore ponds, gardens, oceans and more in “That’s Not a Dinosaur/Tiny’s Garden,” “Remember the Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset,” “Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party,” “Junior Conductor Jamboree/Troodon Train Day” and “Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight.” They sing and dance as they encourage kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries.
In a week of episodes set in the rainforest, three newWILD KRATTS episodes featuring rainforest creatures premiere on April 1-3.
Monday, April 1, 4pm Bugs Or Monkeys? — A miniaturized Martin wants to check out insects in the rainforest, but Chris wants to investigate the world of the Spider monkey. Chris wins when he puts “mini” Martin in his pack back and heads off through the treetops.
Tuesday, April 2, 4pm Shadow: The Black Jaguar — Martin and Chris are trying to decide on their next wild cat adventure when they learn that Zach Varmitech has decided to “catnap” a Black Jaguar to use as a symbol for his new spybots.
Wednesday, April 3, 4pm Rainforest Stew — When Chris and Martin go in search of an obscure rainforest creature to add to their Life Lists, the Wild Kratts becomes embroiled in the complex relationships of a tropical rainforest.
Thursday, April 4, 4pm Walk On The Wetside — When Chris and Martin locate an amazing water-walking Basilisk lizard in Costa Rica, they try to replicate its actions in order to learn how this rare lizard is able to walk on water. They discover that by using its wide feet, churning its legs to create water pockets and keeping up a certain speed, the Basilisk is able to run on water in order to escape from predators. And when Donita Donata begins capturing basilisks, Martin and Chris us their new water walking powers to rescue these rare lizards.
Friday, April 5, 4pm Kerhonk — When Martin’s and Chris’ Creature Power Suits unexpectedly get jammed in Proboscis monkey mode and the top monkey of the troop is injured protecting a youngster from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers find themselves stepping into the injured monkey’s role. While Aviva nurses the monkey back to health, Chris and Martin must keep the troop together and soon discover the important communication function of the proboscis monkeys strangest feature – his huge, droopy, bulbous nose! They uncover some of the different methods animals utilize to communicate important information to each other.
It is spring on Rechov Sumsum and Grover is excited to celebrate Passover at his first Seder, or Passover meal. As Shoshana, Avigail, Anneliese and Grover get ready for the Seder, Shoshana realizes she has no maror (bitter herbs) for the Seder plate, and stores have already closed! The gang visits their friends to try and findmaror to begin the Seder.
It’s Passover, Grover! showcases the Passover story, holiday preparations, and Hebrew words and phrases related to Passover. In the episode, viewers meet families whose holiday traditions originate in Ethiopia and Morocco, providing a glimpse into the diversity of the Jewish people.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek and Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter
Come dressed in your best Hollywood glamour or mad scientist outfit.
Walk the red carpet and take photos in our photo booth.
Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Enjoy hands-on science activities in the lobby with the KLRU-TV, Austin PBS education team.
If you are not already, now’s your chance to become a KLRU Explorers family!
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Click here to go the Alamo Drafthouse reservation site.
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME, BUT CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT. PLEASE RESERVE ONLY THE SEATS YOU EXPECT TO USE, AND RESERVE ENOUGH SEATS FOR ALL ATTENDEES, REGARDLESS OF AGE. ALL UNCLAIMED SEATS WILL BE RELEASED TO THE WAITING LIST AT 9:30 AM.
9:00 Doors open, guest check in, red carpet photos and lobby activities
9:30 Movie starts. Fidgety guests are welcome in the lobby for activities during the show.
11:00 Event ends