March 16 and March 21, 2018
1:30 - 3:15 pm
KSPS Public Television
3911 S Regal St, Spokane
- A TV station tour
- An Aquifer Workshop
KSPS-TV is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television station headquartered in Spokane. We reach more than 2.3-million households in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, Alberta, and beyond. Step into studio CK to learn about the chroma key wall while seeing yourself in the monitor. You may see a set in place, if they are working on production that day. In studio B, with a camera/monitor set up, you will see how a teleprompter works. In Control A, you'll see how behind the scenes works such as a character generator, switching cameras, and each person’s role during production. Through the window outside the Master Control, watch what an operator monitors and learn about logs and traffic.
After the TV tour your kids will be treated to an aquifer protection program because of KSPS' partnership with Spokane Joint Aquifer Board. This popular workshop, presented by Kristen Zimmer and Elizabeth Lancaster, teaches students about our most precious regional resource: the Spokane Valley - Rathdrum Prairie aquifer. Children are presented with hands-on, inquiry based lessons about how to keep the aquifer clean and sustainable.
Note: Adults have to attend this activity. There is no drop off for this activity (or any Exploring Families activity) per the Exploring Families Rules. We have to count bodies (students and adults) for this event since there is limited space. Please always register all the people who will attend an activity, both adults and students.
Tour maximum: 15 people each tour
Cost: $3 per person
Payment is required in advance via PayPal, credit card, debit card, check, or cash. There is no "Pay at the Door." Your spots with our group are saved when payment is received. Payment is due one week before the event. If payment is not received by then, your reservation will be cancelled.
Cancellation Policy: You can have a full refund if you contact Exploring Families at least one week before the event. There is no refund if you cancel with less than one week before the event.
KSPS.org/education has a wealth of useful content for students and parents. Here is a small sampling:
HOME SCHOOL COLLECTION. This collection offers a range of videos, interactive games and lesson plans designed to support one-on-one learning and self-paced, student-driven inquiry.
KSPS DOCUMENTARIES. Bring significant historical events, places and people to life by integrating KSPS documentaries into the classroom curriculum.
NORTHWEST PROFILES. Connect students to compelling stories of working professionals, artists, every-day people, places and events of interests in the Pacific Northwest.
MAKING CENTS. How to save money over time? Dining-in versus eating-out? Teach financial literacy to elementary and middle school students with this engaging video series.
AMERICAN GRADUATE. Featuring public media's interactive classroom resources to support teachers, parents, caregivers and mentors who are helping at-risk students overcome key learning obstacles.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT. Professional development opportunities on a range of topics of students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, or who have multiple disabilities including vision loss.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STRATEGIES - COGNITIVE DISABILITIES. The purpose of the collection is to support educators and families in understanding how all students can learn and make progress in Common Core English Languages Arts standards.
MOVE TO INCLUDE. This multiplatform initiative targets grades 5-12 and is designed to promote and inspire the inclusion of people with intellectual and physical disabilities in our communities.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LITERACY. Online self-paced lessons for blended learning, designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5-8 using interactive activities, videos and more.
KSPS KIDS FORWARD. Resources, tips and information for caregivers to help prepare children for kindergarten... and a healthy, successful life.
PBS KIDS. Explore the national resources and interactive content of America's most trusted brand for kids.
PBS PARENTS. Raising curious kids? Cooking with your child? Throwing birthday parties? This is a one-stop resource for up-to date parenting advice.
PBS KIDS 24/7. Access trusted PBS Kids educational programming 24 hours a day on TV, online, or mobile - all for free.
REACH COLLECTION. REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners. Designed for kids from kindergarten through third grade.
PBS KIDS READY TO LEARN COLLECTION. Find resources, including hands-on-activities, games, apps, and videos that you can use to support your children's literacy and science development in their everyday lives.