Celebrate Earth Month

WPSU celebrates Earth Month with PBS and local specials for your enjoyment. Gather with the family and tune-into WPSU-TV in April to watch your favorite earth related programs.


Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport

The historic struggle to preserve a rural area of New Jersey between 1959 and 1968 is chronicled.

Monday, April 9, at 9:00 p.m.

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Managing Risk in a Changing Climate

An action plan to fight catastrophic climate impacts in the Louisiana coastal region is examined.

Thursday, April 12, at 8:30 p.m.

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Water Blues, Green Solutions

Communities creating green solutions for flooding, water pollution, and scarcity are showcased.

Monday, April 16, at 9:00 p.m.

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Independent Lens: What Lies Upstream

The truth behind a chemical spill that impacted 300,000 people in West Virginia is uncovered.

Monday, April 16, at 10:00 p.m.

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NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine

Join scientists on a quest to better comprehend the workings of the weather and climate change.

Wednesday, April 18, at 8:00 p.m.

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POV: Bill Nye Science Guy

Follow Bill Nye, former host of a popular kids show, as he seeks to change the world through science.

Wednesday, April 18, at 10:00 p.m.

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PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors

Explore the outdoors with PBS Kids and watch new episodes of Splash and Bubbles, Nature Cat, and Wild Kratts beginning April 23. Check out all the cool PBS Kids apps available!

Nature Cat App Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors  – Go on a new adventure every day with the Nature Cat crew as they explore, discover and observe nature in their own backyard and beyond! Kids can observe the daily weather and use a compass, camera, sound recorder and journal to record each nature adventure. FREE
Ready Jet Go App Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer – Kids can explore the solar system and visit planets, stars and constellations with Jet and his friends. Go on a galactic journey with Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy and Sunspot from their backyard in Boxwood Terrace through space! FREE
Wild Kratts App Wild Kratts Baby Buddies –  Join Martin, Chris, and the Wild Kratts team on an African Savannah creature sitting adventure. These baby animals need a lot of attention and care, and with Wild Kratts Baby Buddies app, kids are in charge of feeding, washing, protecting, and playing with each one.
Splash and Bubbles App Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure –  Join Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple on a journey to the world’s undersea habitats. Kids will discover the creatures that live there, learn about many different plants and animals, and build and decorate their very own ocean!
Wild Kratts App Wild Kratts World Adventure –  Kids can tilt and tap their way through six multi-level games that encourage exploration of habitats around the world. Focusing on science, each game lets kids observe, explore and use creature power suits to complete missions and help the Kratt Brothers.
Fun with Plum App Outdoor Family Fun with Plum –  Get ready for some Outdoor Family Fun with Plum! This app offers daily activities that get families outside, exploring their neighborhood and learning about nature. Spending time outdoors has many benefits and nature is all around – you just have to look! FREE
Photo Stuff with Ruff App Photo Stuff with Ruff –  In this camera-based experience, children learn about science by taking pictures of different materials to complete silly scenes. Play it together and record and share your observations in fun, creative ways! FREE

Celebrate the earth and all of its color by sharing your photos!

Take part in the WPSU Earth Month Instagram campaign by sharing your photos or selfies outdoors and posting them on Instagram using #WPSUEarthie! Tell us how you appreciate the earth on a daily basis.

You can also email your photos and comments to wpsusocial@psu.edu to be featured on WPSU’s social media channels! You can also submit online here.
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