SUPER WHY and the Beach Day Mystery takes our superheroes on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt, complete with clues, pirates and buried treasure.
X marks the spot! Whyatt and the other fairytale buddies have found a clue leading to treasure and they need a little help! So the superhero readers fly into The Beach Day Mystery where they set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt adventure filled with clues, pirates, and of course, treasure! Will Super Why and his friends be able to outsmart the trickiest pirate of them all?
Educational Objectives: To learn how to figure out clues. Kids will follow the alphabet, rhyme with AIL words, and use the power to read to change the story!
The Cyberchase Summer Challenge premieres on June 29, featuring eight straight weeks of new and encore episodes, new interactive content and new outreach initiatives to help kids overcome the summer slump in math and gear up for the new school year. Tune in every Tuesday at 4pm.
Summer is a time when children are at risk for losing gains in math learning if not offered educationally sustaining activities — and the risk is greater for losing math skills than reading skills. The Summer Challenge will provide eight weeks of fun and free resources to strengthen kids’ involvement with math and problem solving all summer long.
An all-new gaming component will reveal new challenges every week to keep kids actively engaged at home.
Storytelling features will motivate kids to share their Summer Challenge experiences with others.
No School Singalong Special premiers June 21st at 8:30 a.m.!
SID THE SCIENCE KID celebrates the first day of summer with the all-new “No School Singalong Special” premiering June 21 on KLRU’s PBS KIDS. The half hour episode features Sid and his friends performing their favorite science-song hits in a back yard singalong extravaganza!
Join KLRU and United Way Capital Area for a special film screening and discussion on education issues in Austin on Thursday, January 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A. RSVP here. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided.
Jason Sabo from United Ways of Texas will moderate a discussion on whether the Austin community is investing enough in education. Panelists will include:
Dr. Michael Marder from University of Texas UTeach project
Liliana Ary from Univision Radio
Clayton Christopher from Sweet Leaf Tea and a student he is mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
The discussion will take place immedately after a screening of It All Adds Up. This documentary, produced by Academy Award-winning director Sue Marx, focuses on the academic enrichment and mentoring program called Math Corps. The film features engaging and heart-warming interviews with alumni and current campers who testify to the life-changing impact of this project. RSVP here.
One of my favorite parts of my job is working with phone volunteers from the community during our on-air fundraising drives. I meet people from all over Austin and the surrounding area who each bring something unique to the studio. I’ve gotten to know several of the regulars who volunteer during each drive and look forward to seeing them again when we go on-air to speak directly to the community about KLRU.
Another fun part of working with the phone volunteers is welcoming the new people who come in for the first time. It is a treat to work with them while they enjoy meeting new people and see what goes on behind-the-scenes to make live television happen. Thank you to all our volunteers who help make our fundraising drives a success. If you would like to volunteer to answer phones during a live fundraising night at KLRU, sign up now to receive volunteering updates at klru.org
Watch on Sunday (8/16) night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to see more of our community volunteers in action.
— Sara Childress
About the Author: Sara Childress is the Membership Manager for KLRU. When she’s not coordinating fundraising campaigns, she earnestly contemplates the meaning of life; this is possibly due to the influence of watching too much Monty Python during her formative years.