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WPSU Eventapalooza 2021

Sunday, October 24, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

WPSU is excited to bring back to our largest community event of the year.  We’re moving Eventapalooza outside and hope to take advantage of the beautiful and cool fall weather. We’ll have plenty of space in the Outreach Building parking lot for participants to spread out, stay safe, and have a blast!

This year’s theme is Family. From family trees to traditions, bring your crew to enjoy an afternoon of fun and togetherness.

  • Experiments, crafts, and take-and-make kits from WPSU, Penn State, and community organizations
  • Free WPSU grab and go bags*
  • PBS KIDS character standees for selfies
  • Registration is required.

*First 500 children who attend in-person, contents appropriate for children 3 to 10 years old.

Weather Cancellation Plan

In the event of inclement weather,WPSU will make a decision to move the even indoors or cancel it. If it is canceled, we still want to provide your kiddos with something fun to do that day! WPSU staff will be at the parking lot building entrance 1:00–3:00 p.m., or while supplies last, to hand out our grab and go bag.

Event Location

Parking Lot behind the Outreach Building
100 Innovation Boulevard
State College PA 16803

Coronavirus Information

WPSU events follow the Coronavirus guidance set forth by Penn State:

  • You are encouraged to wear a mask as many of our young attendees do not qualify for vaccinations.
  • Tables will be spaced appropriately for social distancing protocols.
  • Tables will be equipped with sanitation supplies.

For additional information please visit Penn State’s Coronavirus guidelines.

Register to Attend

This is a free event, but advance registration is required. No tickets will be issued, but please check-in with last name when you arrive at the event.

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Make Way for Alma’s Way!

Premiering on WPSU-TV on Monday, October 4, at 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Online Advance Screening

Saturday, September 25, at 11:00 a.m.

PBS KIDS are invited to a special online advance screening, on Saturday, September 25, at 11:00 a.m. Get to know Alma, her family, friends, and neighbors. Registration is free but required. Please complete the form below.

Screening Episodes

No-Go Mofongo

Mami whips up some mofongo for the family cookout using an old recipe from Alma’s great-grandmother. But when Alma sneaks a taste, she realizes it’s a “no-go” and tries to fix it by herself since Mami is so busy. Too bad she made it worse. Can Alma fix the mofongo in time for dinner?

Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum: Self-Awareness/Understanding One’s Own Emotions; Social Awareness/Perspective-Taking & Empathy

Alma vs Eddie – The City Seagulls are playing the Sweat Sox

That means it’s time for rival baseball fans, Papi and Abuelo, to prank each other all day! Alma and Eddie think the pranks are hi-lar-i-ous and decide to play some of their own on each other. At first, they’re both having fun, but after a while, Eddie doesn’t look like he’s enjoying himself as much as Alma. What gives?

Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum: Self-Awareness/Understanding One’s Own Emotions; Social Awareness/Perspective-Taking & Empathy; Relationship Skills/Building Friendships

Register

Sign up for a free account on ovee.itvs.org in order to watch with us. The link for the screening is https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/vwf6y

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Analyzing and Evaluating Media for the Classroom

This free multi-session course, offered by KQED Media Academy, will help you empower students to effectively assess the accuracy and quality of information across media formats and understand the techniques content creators use to shape their messages.

 

WPSU Treasure Trek

Grab your WPSU KIDS and go geocaching this summer and fall! We have hidden 11 caches in Centre, Blair, and Huntingdon counties in easy places for beginner geocachers, ages 14 years and younger, to find while learning about maps, coordinates, and exploring nature.

WPSU Virtual Summer Camp

Continue your adventures all year round by traveling to continents around the world and expeditions right in your backyard.

Movies in the Park

WPSU and Centre RegionParks and Recreation are teaming up to bring you family Movies in the Park 2021! Bring your blanket, chairs and snacks to Tudek Park, in State College to watch some of your favorite PBS KIDS characters in full-length movies!

  • Registration is highly recommended and offered on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Social distancing will be enforced by using 10 ft. circles, 6 ft. apart in the grass. Please register once per family/group of 4 people for each movie you want to attend by clicking on each link below.
  • Each circle can only hold four; if you have more than four people in your family, you will need two registrations and two circles.
  • The park will be open for people to claim their spots at 7:00 p.m. The movies will start as soon as it is dark enough to project.
Molly of Denali: The Great One

Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One

Molly learns about Grandpa Nat’s dream to climb to the top of Denali in honor of the first person to do so, real-life Alaska Native, Walter Harper. Molly tries to get Grandpa and her father to climb North America’s highest mountain!

Thursday, June 10

Registration Closed

Ready Jet Go

Ready Jet Go! One Small Step

Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the Moon.

Thursday, June 24

Registration Closed

splash and bubbles

Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean

Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple embark on an epic journey across the sea to help a friendly young turtle. Along the way, they learn that even a small gesture can greatly affect their friends and neighbors in the ocean.

Thursday, July 8

Registration Closed

Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs

Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs

While on the African savanna, Martin and Chris observe lots of wild cats and dogs. Soon, the Wild Kratts kids are calling in from all over to ask about cats and dogs and whether they’re like their own pets.

Thursday, July 22

Registration Closed

Wild Kratts Alaska

Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey

While creature adventuring in Alaska, one of Aviva’s breakthrough inventions falls overboard and attaches to a sockeye salmon, jumpstarting a wild chase upriver through the wilderness. The Wild Kratts track the incredible salmon run, a quest fraught with obstacles and amazing creature connections around every bend.

Thursday, August 19

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Help Us Bring The Wall to Centre County

The Traveling Wall

The Wall is coming to Penn State Innovation Park on Thursday, October 5– Sunday, October 8, 2017.

This special event will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and will be the culminating community event of WPSU’s project, A Time to Heal.

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Event Details

The installation at Innovation Park at Penn State will be free and open to the public 24-hours a day for the duration of the 4-day event.

  • An opportunity to reflect and honor all veterans.
  • Opening Ceremony, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday Education Day secondary schools and college students.
  • Friday Encampment provided by the Greater Pennsylvania Military Preservation Association
  • WPSU documentary screening of A Time to Heal, Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Vietnam War timeline and statistics display.
  • Zippo historical lighter display.
  • Musical tributes from Essence of Joy, The Bellefonte Community Band, and Big Band Sound.
  • Closing Ceremony, Sunday, at 1:00 p.m.

Donations

Every gift, no matter the size, will help build momentum with the goal of having all of the funds raised by July 2017. Donations will provide for infrastructure, volunteer staffing, and event materials.

Donations are being securely collected by the Veterans Benefits Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

By Mail

Checks can be made payable to Veterans Benefits Center. Please include “The Wall at PSU” in the memo/notation.

Veterans Benefits Center
Attn: Cindy Love
20 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Donate Online

Online Donations are being accepted via PayPal. After submitting the following form you will be redirected to PayPal to complete the transaction. A PayPal account is required.

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Volunteer

Wall Guards

If you wish to volunteer to monitor the wall please register here instead of using the volunteer form below.

The Wall Guard’s most important role is to be present and aware of what’s happening at the Wall.  Visitors to the Wall may have lost friends or family and the Wall Guards will help ensure that all visitors show respect worthy of the sacrifice of those whose names are etched on the wall.  In addition, Wall Guards should provide help to anyone needing assistance such as those in wheelchairs or help with an etching of a name.   Please review the Wall etiquette prior to arriving at the memorial.

Event Volunteers

We are looking for individual and group volunteers to help manage the October 5–8, 2017 event activities, chaperone veteran families, look up memorial name locations at the computer station, event setup and disassembly, and assist with parking and crowd management. Please let us know you are interested by completing the form below. The event volunteer chair will be in touch with you with additional details.

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