PBS SOCAL CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH ON-AIR, ON-LINE, AND IN THE COMMUNITY

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PBS SOCAL CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH

ON-AIR, ON-LINE, AND IN THE COMMUNITY

Families Will Have the Opportunity to “Explore the Outdoors”

With New Programs and Local Activities

COSTA MESA, Calif.(April 2, 2015) – This month,PBS SoCaL kicks-off its annual “Explore the Outdoors” initiative, which encourages Southern California families to enjoy and discover nature. The fun begins on April 6 with brand new themed programming and online content. In addition, PBS SoCaL will participate in local community activities to extend the exploration beyond the screen.

In partnership with the Youth Policy Institute’s (YPI) 7th Annual Family Expo, PBS SoCaL will connect children to the environment through using PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors activities and materials at two unique events in April. One event will take place on April 25 at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in San Fernando, and the other on May 2 at the Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School in Los Angeles. Families will have the opportunity to receive educational kits to replicate nature and STEM activities at home.

PBS KIDS will celebrate “Explore the Outdoors” week with new episodes from science and nature-based series DINOSAUR TRAIN and WILD KRATTS. In new episodes of DINOSAUR TRAIN on April 20 and 21 at 11 a.m., thePteranodon family heads out on a fishing trip, learns how butterflies use camouflage, and investigates bugs and plants. On WILD KRATTS on April 20, 21, and 22 at 5 p.m., the Kratt brothers learn about the amazing world of chameleons, referee a lemur stink fight, and chase schooling fish. Outdoor-themed episodes from a variety of PBS KIDS programs will also air throughout April on PBS SoCaL, including a new episode of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD.

NATURE will also launch new episodes on Wednesdays beginning April 8 at 8 p.m. The series will premiere a three-part special that investigates how animals build their amazing homes, and the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around them. Ecologist Chris Morgan serves as guide and animal real estate agent, evaluating and deconstructing animal homes, their material, location, neighborhood and aesthetics. The series delves into the amazing flexibility animal architects display, the clever choices they make, and the ingenious ways they deal with troublesome habitats.

Eco-Friendly programming on PBS SoCaL is made possible in part by a grant from the Orange County Community Foundation. For information about Earth Month on PBS SoCaL, event information, and resources, please visit http://www.pbssocal.org/arts-life/heritage/environmental-awareness-month.

 

About PBS SoCaL

PBS SoCaL is the only station in the Greater Los Angeles area providing the full PBS schedule to Southern California and is home to all PBS program premieres as they are released nationally. As Southern California’s flagship PBS station, PBS SoCaL provides early education, access to a broad array of arts and culture, and programs for, about and by the people of Southern California.

PBS SoCaL is the parent to three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCaL Plus, and PBS SoCaL World, which are dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California. PBS SoCaL offices are located in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa.  PBS SoCaL is proudly, our communities’ largest classroom, largest stage for the arts and trusted source of information. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.

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