PBS Reno’s At Home Learning Meets Demand for Digital Educational Resources
RENO, NV (APRIL 2, 2020) – PBS Reno is proud to announce the launch of At Home Learning on PBS Reno Channel 5.3. The launch is the latest feature of Camp Curiosity, PBS Reno’s on-air and online camp designed to supplement the educational needs of thousands of local children who are learning at home due to school closures.
At Home Learning encourages students in 4th through 12th grades to watch programs like NOVA, History Detectives, The Amazing Human Body, and Ancient Skies on PBS Reno Channel 5.3, or Channel 185 on Spectrum, between 8am and 4pm on weekdays. Students can then visit PBS Reno’s websiteto explore extended lessons tied to each program viewed that day. The online content is rooted in mathematics, science, social studies, literature, and world history. The lessons adhere to Nevada’s state curriculum standards to ensure a strong foundation for at-home learning, while helping parents and caregivers support their students.
Children in 3rd grade and younger are encouraged to watch PBS Reno Channel 5.1, the station’s primary channel, on weekdays starting at 6am through 1pm. Plenty of corresponding lessons, activities and videos featuring Curious George, Clifford and many more PBS KIDS characters can be found at pbsreno.org/campcuriosity. Call the Camp Curiosity hotline at (775) 600-0537 to learn more.
“Our Camp Curiosity and At Home Learning are a way we are expanding our care for and service to our community during this unusual time,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President and CEO. “Our PBS education content is unparalleled, providing quality learning opportunities for our children. We are grateful to our Camp Curiosity sponsors whose financial investment makes this possible.”
PBS Reno is collaborating with other PBS stations around the nation to make At Home Learning accessible to every child. PBS Reno has also partnered with Washoe County School District to help children, parents and caregivers keep education strong while learning at home.
“I am very proud of our partnership with PBS Reno and their programming through Camp Curiosity,” said Kristen McNeill, Interim Superintendent of Washoe County School District. “The programming enriches our academic programming already in place and allows our educators and parents to have more rich and engaging lessons during this time of distance learning. I am thrilled this is an option for our community!”
About PBS Reno
As of January 2020, PBS Reno is watched by more than 122,000 people and more than 79,000 households weekly in central and northern Nevada and northeastern California, with additional viewership on multicast channels Reno Create and PBS KIDS Reno. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. PBSReno.org provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at watch.knpb.orgthat streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Ready To Learn Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.