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Explore the Outdoors with PBS Kids

PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors

Each year PBS Kids offers great programming based around nature and getting outdoors. this year is no exception. There are a bunch of new episodes going up from PBS KIDS’ SPLASH AND BUBBLES, WILD KRATTS and NATURE CAT. There will also be many activities from local PBS stations around the country to encourage families to get outside. More information about the program can be found below.


PBS KIDS and member stations across the country will celebrate with new episodes of SPLASH AND BUBBLES, NATURE CAT and WILD KRATTS, along with games and hands-on activities for the entire family

Arlington, VA, April 4, 2018 – In celebration of Earth Month, PBS KIDS’ annual “Explore the Outdoors” initiative encourages families to discover and connect with the natural wonders that surround them. Fans of PBS KIDS’ SPLASH AND BUBBLES, WILD KRATTS and NATURE CAT will get a chance to see new episodes beginning Monday, April 23, exploring themes such as marine biology and the animal kingdom. New episodes will premiere on PBS stations (check local listings) and be available on pbskids.org, the free PBS KIDS Video App and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream.

Kids will be inspired to learn more about the animals and natural world featured on their favorite PBS KIDS shows with new games from NATURE CAT and WILD KRATTS on the free PBS KIDS Games App and on pbskids.org. A new update to Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors App is also available, now offering more than 100 daily nature adventures families can experience together.

Engaging hands-on crafts and outdoor activities are available on PBS Parents. PBS LearningMedia offers preK-12 educators a wide range of lesson plans, project-based activities, interactive games and contextualized videos supporting environmental science and STEM curriculum. These curated resources, designed to reinforce key concepts and help students make connections between timely current events and lessons discussed in the class, can be found here.

Across the country, local PBS member stations will be hosting Earth Month-related events to connect children to the environment through hands-on learning activities. Events will feature everything from local ecology to gardening, camping and exploring the local zoo. Families will also have the opportunity to dive into nature themes and environmental concepts with PBS KIDS “Explore the Outdoors” activities and materials.

“PBS KIDS aims to spark children’s curiosity and inspire off-screen learning. With new episodes of SPLASH AND BUBBLES, WILD KRATTS and NATURE CAT and a variety of games, we hope that kids will want to further explore the natural world,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education, PBS. “Our local stations bring this initiative to life in communities across the country, encouraging kids and families to step outside and discover new things in their own backyards and neighborhoods.” Continue reading Explore the Outdoors with PBS Kids

PBS Kids Reminds You to Get Outside and Explore!

PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors Initative

Because I am a PBS Kids VIP (Very Involved Parent) I received a special Explore the Outdoors Kit with many fun things. Included were Outdoors Activity Sheets, Stickers, A Book, A Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers DVD, a Screener of all new episodes of Dinosaur Train and Wild Kratts plus other things like Seed Stakes and an adventure journal. April is Explore the Outdoors month and on April 6 all new outdoors themed content will be available on air, online and on mobile.

At our home we do try and get outside and get into nature often. Last year we started gardening with the kids with a small patio planter. This year we are going to expand upon that. We’ll probably use the seed stakes to plant even more chives around the house. The previous owner planted a bunch of it and there are so many plants around the house. It smells great when I mow the lawn.

We also joined the Audubon Society last year and renewed that membership this year. We tried to get out to as many Audubon locations last year and hope to do even more this year.

IF you want more ideas for getting outside and exploring check out the Explore the Outdoors Twitter party on Wednesday, April 15 at 2pm EST Continue reading PBS Kids Reminds You to Get Outside and Explore!