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PBS Reno Education Services Receives

$15,000 Grant from the NV Energy Foundation



RENO, NV (MAY 5, 2023)PBS Reno Education Services is honored to have received a $15,000 grant from the NV Energy Foundation that will enhance the station’s Curiosity Classroom Workshop program and many more opportunities to reach local students and their families.

The PBS Reno Curiosity Classroom Workshops are completely free for students to experience and for teachers to schedule in their curriculums. While literacy is a cornerstone of the program, age-appropriate robotics dominate many of the workshops, delighting children from different grades with technology’s potential. One goal is to give each student multiple educational experiences with a variety of robots before they reach 4th grade. 

“NV Energy’s financial support is coming at a time when demand for PBS Reno Curiosity Classroom Workshops is at a new all-time high,” said Nancy Maldonado, PBS Reno VP of Education. “PBS Reno Education Services provides Curiosity Classroom STEM-based workshops to students in Pre-K through 4th grade, which include high-quality video clips, a read aloud, and a fun hands-on activity.  From October to March during the 2022-2023 school year, PBS Reno has already presented 4,295 workshops to 83,909 students across seven northern Nevada counties. We are grateful for the financial support we receive from the NV Energy Foundation which allows us to meet the high demand for our services.”

“We proudly continue to support PBS Reno’s Curiosity Classroom program, because we understand the critical importance of early education for future learning,” said Lisa Harris, NV Energy Community Relations Lead. “The NV Energy Foundation is proud of our longstanding partnership with PBS Reno and the thousands of children this program has benefited over the years.”


About PBS Reno

As of February 2023, PBS Reno Channel 5.1 is watched weekly by more than 98,377 people in approximately 67,400 households in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create 5.2 and PBS KIDS Reno 5.3. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-earning, locally-produced content, with many local segments posted weekly to PBS Reno’s YouTube Channel. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.

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