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Black History Keepers

Posted on May 27, 2022

Bellefonte, Pa. houses rich stories and landmarks of Black history, including St. Paul AME Church, founded in the 1800s, and believed to be part of the Underground Railroad. Its history has been preserved by local historians, as have many other aspects of Black history in central Pennsylvania. Continue »

 

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Arts Festival Children’s Day

Posted on May 23, 2022

Stop in to the WPSU tent on Penn State Old Main lawn during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts for Children and Youth Day for PBS KIDS activities. Continue »

Wednesday, July 13, from 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

 

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Go Behind the Scenes of “The French Chef”

Posted on May 17, 2022

Cooking legend Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American audiences in 1963 with WGBH's groundbreaking television series, The French Chef. Now the subject of the HBO Max series, Julia, WGBH explores what's fact and what's fiction and how The French Chef continues to influence how we eat today with this Q&A virtual panel discussion recorded May 10, 2022. Continue »

 

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Drive-Ins

Posted on May 12, 2022

In the late 1950s, at the height of the drive-in’s popularity, Pennsylvania had more than 180 in operation. Today Pennsylvania still has nearly 30 drive-in theaters in operation, second most in the country. Continue »

 

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Monthly 9-12

CTC: Student Inventor

Posted on May 10, 2022

CTC: Eighteen-year-old inventor Ryan Patterson is truly a young scientist. He designed a sign language translator glove that works by sensing the hand movements of the American Sign Language and sending the data to a device that displays the words on-screen. The glove allows a deaf person to communicate easily with anyone. Ryan’s invention won […] Continue »

 

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Science: The Importance Of Biodiversity

Posted on May 10, 2022

Ecological and habitat diversity is critical to the survival of humans. In this curated collection, learn how different species evolve to changing conditions and how humans impact endangered species. Use these resources in your science classroom to help students think critically about how to change the human behaviors that threaten plant and animal species. Continue »