Cyberchase: Green It Up - Get Ready for a Green Summer Trainings!

Cyberchase: Green It Up - Get Ready for a Green Summer Trainings!

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Join WXXI Education and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a special training to help folks get ready to spend the summer outside!

WXXI Education and NYSDEC staff will share activity ideas, safety tips, strategies for spending time outdoors with kids, nature-exploring “what-to-knows”, and more. Learn about PBS KIDS Cyberchase and Project Learning Tree’s collaborative initiative called Green It Up, as well as how PBS KIDS series like Nature Cat and Elinor Wonders Why can help provide outdoor exploring ideas.

Who: Any adult or staff working with youth (ages 4 to 12) and looking for activity ideas, strategies, and tips for getting outside this summer.

When: Choose one session to attend—either Saturday, June 5 from 9-11 a.m. or Tuesday, June 22nd from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom. Participants will receive the Zoom information once registered for one of the above sessions.

All participants will receive 2 hours of NYS CTLE credit and a Cyberchase Explore the Outdoors Leader Bag for completing the session.


PBS KIDS Cyberchase, America’s longest-running math series, has engaged millions of children in the fun and challenge of math and STEM for more than 17 years. The animated series tells the story of a team of curious kids, summoned into cyberspace to outwit and outsmart the villain Hacker using math and problem-solving skills. Cyberchase proves that math is everywhere, and everyone can use it to make the world better.

Green It Up is a hands-on program designed for children ages 6-8 to inspire a deep appreciation for nature, build STEM skills, and help them feel empowered to take action in their communities to care for the planet, just like their favorite characters from Cyberchase. Components of Green It Up:

  • 8 hands-on activity cards on different environmental topics. Each card includes an “Explore” activity (an experiment or craft) and a “Get Outside” activity (a mini field trip to explore the concept in an outdoor setting).
  • Related Cyberchase video clips that correspond with each activity.
  • Downloadable at-home activity booklets that align with activities.
  • A Kids Can Help! poster with kid-friendly actions to help the environment.

Funding for these trainings and resources is being provided through a grant from WNET and Cyberchase. Special thank you to New York State Department of Conservation for their support and collaboration on the Cyberchase: Green It Up local implementation.