LAS VEGAS, NV – Vegas PBS’ original series, Vegas PBS STEAM Camp, is returning for a second season. The three new episodes, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Allegiant Stadium, Springs Preserve and many more organizations will air on Fridays starting July 9 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Aimed towards children ages 6-8, Vegas PBS STEAM Camp is designed to bring the fun and discovery associated with camp directly into viewers’ homes. The first season investigated topics including how waves transmit programs to television sets and the science behind water slides. In the second season, the show will seek to answer questions like, “How does a Thunderbird jet fly so fast?” and “What is a robot?” The program also features field demonstrations including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Allegiant Stadium, McCarthy Building Companies, Kimley-Horn, Springs Preserve, FIRST Nevada, NV Energy and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
In addition to the interviews with experts, each episode includes a segment with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and an investigation related to the research question that children can conduct at home. Caretakers are encouraged to submit videos of their children performing the investigations to the Vegas PBS website at vegaspbs.org/steamcamp.
“All around, we have lots of fun producing this show,” said Jessica Russell, Ready To Learn Coordinator at Vegas PBS and host of Vegas PBS STEAM Camp. “When kids see real-world applications of STEAM concepts right in their own community, it gets them excited to learn and explore the world around them.”
An Emmy award-winning educational series, each episode of Vegas PBS STEAM Camp is driven by a phenomenon-based question and the program utilizes community experts, interactive at-home STEAM challenges, and literacy extensions to support inquiry-based learning and conceptual understanding. Viewers can watch full episodes of the series at vegaspbs.org/steamcamp.
About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 12 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top five most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, WORLD, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, 22+ channels of educational and local news for in-classroom viewing, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs throughout the state of Nevada. Vegas PBS’ Workforce Education department also offers more than 350 online education courses and nationally accredited certifications, to help connect the community with high-wage, high-demand careers.
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