From the President

 

WXXI celebrates spring with a host of special events in April

We recently had the pleasure of hosting in Rochester PBS Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum for a visit in anticipation of their three-part series Nature: America Spring LIVE, which premieres at the end of this month. They joined Evan Dawson on Connection (which you can listen to by clicking here) s, attended a reception at The Strong Museum of Play, and hosted a special screening and discussion at the Little Theatre. Grants from the National Science Foundation and Ann Ray Foundation, as well as local support from our friends at Cobblestone Capital Advisors, made these March events possible and will continue this month with a Family Fishing event at Powder Mills Park on April 13, WXXI Kids’ Nature Fest at Seneca Park on April 27, and a digital Nature Challenge. To learn more about these events and other activities and how you can take part, please visit WXXI.org/citizenscience.

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With community partners, we provide collaborative support for families and children through the local school, library, after-school organizations, recreation-center and community partner sites. A recent national Ready to Learn survey supports our approach of supporting families in out of school learning, particularly in science.

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This national celebration is designed to engage music educators, students, and communities to promote the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

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