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Learning Ecosystem

Learning Ecosystem - Communities

Throughout the summer, IdahoPTV participates in A Book and a Bite, a partnership of community groups that provides free lunch, free books, and free STEM activities each week at locations in southwest Idaho. More information at The goal of A Book and A Bite is to encourage children to continue reading and learning through the summer.

Working with the Idaho State Board of Education and Next Steps Idaho, The American Graduate - Getting to Work initiative is public media's long-term commitment to help young people succeed in career and life. The initiative focusses on finding career pathways to fulfilling and well-paid jobs that don’t always require a 4-year degree.

Our Education Specialists travel the state offering programs around reading and STEM activities for families. They work with local libraries and community partners to offer story times, demonstrate fun science activities, and give away free books to children. Our goal is to show families low-cost ways they can get their kids ready for school and excited about learning. Your support gives families throughout the state wonderful hands on experiences to help grow young minds.

IdahoPTV facilitates free community screenings of local and national programs and documentaries, often accompanied by panel discussions featuring local and national speakers, to educate, engage, and enlighten Idahoans of all ages.

PBS is one of the most trusted organizations in the US and offers exceptional value to millions of people. To see some of the stories from people who have benefited from public broadcasting visit: PBS Engages Communities

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is an annual competition open to children in kindergarten to 3rd grade where children write and illustrate their own stories. Winning entries are published online and the writers are awarded certificates and prizes at regional ceremonies around Idaho.

Science Trek camp is an annual overnight science camp for children in the 3rd to 5th grades at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) on the ISU campus in Pocatello. It is held in late April. Signup takes place in March. For more information go to the IMNH website.
**2020 Science Trek camp has been cancelled due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (the coronavirus). Thank you for understanding.

Learning Ecosystem - Communities

IdahoPTV supports the entire learning ecosystem by assisting communities across Idaho.