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Vegas PBS Steam Camp

Steam Camp

Series Overview

The Vegas PBS STEAM Camp is a weekly broadcast series for children ages 6-8, designed to bring the fun and discovery associated with the annual ritual of summer camp directly into viewers’ homes. A phenomenon-based question will drive each episode’s exploration and the program will utilize community experts, interactive at-home STEAM challenges, and literacy extensions to support inquiry-based learning and conceptual understanding.

To promote interactivity, children will be encouraged to share photos and videos of their investigations for possible incorporation into future episodes. Vegas PBS will also mail summer learning kits comprised of books and educational activities on a weekly basis to randomly selected children who submit their work to incentivize participation. By aligning STEAM concepts with their real-world applications across Southern Nevada, the program will support authentic learning while strengthening children’s connection to our community.

Goals

To prevent summer learning loss and build a sense of community in children ages 6-8, with an emphasis on those who lack access to a computer and/or the Internet, by:

  • Building children’s knowledge, critical thinking, imagination, and curiosity through “Walk and Talks” with positive role models at intriguing locations throughout Southern Nevada.
  • Extending learning beyond the broadcast by demonstrating interactive, fun, low-cost, incentivized STEM-based learning activities.
  • Promoting literacy through (1) episode-related “book talks” and virtual book readings with local librarians and (2) educational summer learning kits containing books mailed to children’s homes to build home libraries.

Watch Vegas PBS STEAM Camp

Channel 10 | Fridays at 7:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Repeats Sundays at 9 a.m.
Times and days subject to change.

Contact Vegas PBS STEAM Camp
steamcamp@vegaspbs.org

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