Go On a STEM Adventure

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Go On a STEM Adventure with WQLN PBS

Learning at Home doesn’t mean it has to be boring! This summer, take a walk on the wild side, and join the WQLN PBS STEM Adventure! WQLN PBS and PAIU are working together to bring you summer learning resources to do at home as you discover nature, right in your neighborhood.

VIEW a PBS Kids program.
READ a book.
DO an activity.



COVID-19 Parenting Tips
Resource includes information about:

  • One-on-One Time
  • Keeping It Positive
  • Structure Up
  • When Children Misbehave...
  • Keep Calm and Manage Stress
  • Talking about COVID-19
  • Family harmony at home
  • When We Get Angry
  • Learning through play
  • Family Budge ting in Times of Financial Stress
  • Keeping Children Safe Online
  • Parenting a New Baby?
  • Tips for Parenting Teens
  • Tips for Children with Disabilities
  • Parenting in crowded homes and communities

Other recommended books for summer reading
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry
  • The Other Aide by Jacqueline Woodson
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M.Draper
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karin Yan Glaser
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
  • Hike by Pete Oswald
  • Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
  • I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown

Weekly PBS Kids Activity

Click here for a complete listing of PBS Kids programs

  1. DO: Nature Cat Plant Journal
  2. VIEW: A Nature Cat episode
    1. Complete the Share What You Learned
    2. Recommended Nature Cat episodes
      • Ze Worm Whisper/"Love You, Michael Bluejáy"
        August 4 at 11am and 5:30pm on 54.4
        August 8 at 11am on 54.4
        August 21 at 3pm on 54.1
      • Garden Impossible/Agents of the Great Outdoors
        August 25 at 11am and 5:30pm on 54.4
        August 29 at 11am on 54.4
  3. READ: Visit your local library
    Suggested books for planting and gardening
    • Ages 2-5: Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
    • Ages 3-8: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
    • Ages 4-8: We are Growing by Laurie Keller
    • Ages 4-8: Get Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
    • Ages 4-8: Can a Tree Be Blue? By Audrey Sauble
    • Ages 4-8: Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find? Editors by Storey Publishing
    • Ages 4-8: The Seed Who Was Afraid To Be Planted by Anthony DeStefano
    • Ages 7-10: he Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom
    • Ages 8-11: My First Book About Backyard Nature by Patricia J. Wynne and Donald M. Silver

  1. DO: The Cat in the Hat Sink or Float
  2. Cat in the Hat Parent Letter
  3. VIEW: Any Cat in the Hat episode
    Complete the Share What You Learn handout
  4. READ: Visit your local library
    Suggested books about sailing and boats
    • Ages 3-5: Boats are Busy by Sara Gillingham
    • Ages 3-8: If I had a Little Boat by Calee M. Lee
    • Ages 4-8: Boats Float by George Ella Lyon and Benn Lyon
    • Ages 5-7: Boats Will Float by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

  1. DO: Wild Kratts Wild Life Journal
  2. VIEW: Wild Kratts episodes
    1. Complete Share What You Learned handout
    2. Recommended Wild Kratts episodes
      • Wild Kratts episodes about animals 54.4 at 2:30pm
        Elephant Brains August 12
        City Hoppers Monday August 17
        Blue Heron August 19
      • Wild Kratts episodes about animals at 3pm on 54.1
        Cheetah Racer August 13
        Zig Zagged on August 18
        Koala Balloon August 27
      • Wild Kratts episodes about animals 54.4 at 6:30pm
        Aardvark Town August 12
        Panda Power Up! August 25
        Tazzy Chris August 27
      OR VIEW: Nature Cat
      • Moth Frolic-Fest/Dune Patrol
        August 12 at 11am and 5:30pm on 54.4, August 16 at 11am on 54.4
      • Enter the Dragonfly/Water Woes
        August 28 at 11am on 54.4
  3. READ: Visit your local library
    Suggested books about bugs
    Ages 3-6: It's a Good Thing There Are Lady Bugs by Joanne Mattern
    Ages 8-11: My First Book About Backyard Nature by Patricia J. Wynne and Donald M. Silver
    Ages 4-8: Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin

  1. DO: Nature Cat Bird Journal
  2. VIEW: Nature Cat episode
    1. Complete Share What You Learn
    2. Recommended Nature Cat Episodes
      • Woodpecker Picks a Place/Here Comes the Sun
        August 19 at 11am or 5:30pm on 54.4
        August 22 at 11am on 54.4
        August 27 at 3pm on 54.1
  3. READ: Visit your local library
    Suggested books about birds
    • Ages 2-5: Hooray for Birds! By Lucy Cousins
    • Ages 8-11: My First Book About Backyard Nature by Patricia J. Wynne and Donald M. Silver
    • Ages 8+: Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
    • Ages 5-8: Is a Bald Eagle Really Bald? by Martha E. H. Rustad

  1. DO: Daniel Tiger Let's Take a Walk
  2. VIEW: Daniel Tiger Episodes
    1. Complete Share What You Learned
    2. Recommended Daniel Tiger episodes
      • The Family Campout/A Game Night for Everyone
        August 10 at 8am and 3:30pm on 54.4
        August 10 at 8am on 54.1
      • Daniel Explores Nature/Daniel’s Nature Walk
        August 26 at 10am on 54.1
      • Daniel Learns About Lizards/Daniel Wonders about Trolley
        August 18 at 8:30am on 54.4
  3. READ: Visit your local library Suggested books about about nature
    • Ages 8-11: My First Book About Backyard Nature by Patricia J. Wynne and Donald M. Silver
    • Ages 4-6: What Can You See in Spring? By Sian Smith

  1. DO: Nature Cat Weather Tracker
  2. VIEW: Nature Cat episode
    1. Complete Share What You Learned
    2. Nature Cat episodes about weather
      • Under Pressure/Rainy Day
        August 13 at 3pm on 54.1
  3. READ: Suggested books about weather
    • Ages 4-6: What Can You See in Spring? By Sian Smith
    • Ages 4-8: Curious George Discovers the Seasons by H. A. Rey
    • Ages 6-7: Light Makes a Rainbow by Sharon Coan
    • Ages 5-8: Fall Weather Cooler Temperature by Martha E. H. Rustad