Chelwood Elementary PBS Kids Writers Contest Presentation

On July 8th, New Mexico PBS visited the K-3 Plus Summer Program at Chelwood Elementary as part of our continued support for the local PBSKids Writers Contest! Contest coordinator Hollie spoke to 190 students about the importance of writing and what makes a good story, getting the kids excited about writing and submitting their own stories for the contest. To complete the presentation, an episode of the beloved PBSKids show Arthur was screened to help drive home the core concepts of writing a great story, which really engaged the kids (and teachers)! There were some great questions and bunch of kids who were interested in entering the contest!

Interested in learning more about the Writers Contest? Click here to visit the New Mexico PBS website to learn about contest rules and deadlines and to download the entry form!

Shark Discovery Day

Learn about sharks’ highly-developed adaptations and hear ancient legends of sharks.

When
July 23, 2016
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Where
ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

What would our oceans be like without sharks? As the apex predator of the oceans, the role of sharks is to keep other marine life in healthy balance and to regulate the oceans. As shark populations decline, their necessity to a healthy ecosystem and the economies that depend on them is becoming increasingly clear. The bottom line: Human need the oceans and the oceans need sharks.

Come to the July New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA Why Sharks Attack and then join in a discussion with Maddie Caristo, ABQ BioPark Aquarist. Caristo will discuss what makes sharks such excellent predators and why the niche they fill is so important and their current status in the wild.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Rose Poston at 277-2396 or register here online.

Science Café: Monster of the Milky Way: Black Holes

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Monster of the Milky Way: Black Holes
Saturday, July 16
10:00am-12:00pm
Pajarito Environmental Education Center
2600 Canyon Rd
Los Alamos, NM

Astronomers are closing in on the proof they’ve sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe—a supermassive black hole—lurks at the center of our own galaxy. Could it consume our entire galactic neighborhood?

Come to the July New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA: Monster of the Milky Way and then join a discussion with Dr. Richard Wallace, Astrophysicist, of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Wallace will discuss one of the most bizarre corners of cosmological science: black hole research. Inside the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium, Dr. Wallace will examine the birth, evolution, and death of black holes.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP here or to Rose Poston at 277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org.  Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Be more curious…be more amazed…come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from
Sandia National Lab & Lockheed Martin.

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PBS Kids Writers Workshop at Duranes Elementary

Today at Duranes Elementary, New Mexico PBS visited the summer school program to talk to kids about our New Mexico PBS KIDS Writers Contest! The contest empowers kids to use their unique voices and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories – and then entering them in for the chance to win cool prizes! Our contest coordinator, Hollie, talked to the kids in grades K – 3 about what makes a good story and how to enter their own for the contest before sharing a video of the beloved PBS character Arthur working on his own story. The kids were engaged and excited about the presentation and seemed eager to get out and write their own stories.

This is one of a series of presentations being held at K-3 Plus Summer Schools in Albuquerque to support our FREE workshops held at the East Mountain, Erna Ferguson, and Los Alamos Public Libraries.

Interested in learning more about the contest? Check out our website for more information and download the entry form here!