WGBY Kids Fan Day This Saturday!

WGBY has a legacy of support for early education and an appreciation for the love that young viewers have for trusted PBS Kids content.  To celebrate, we’re hosting WGBY Kids Fan Day this Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inside the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.

The day promises fun for everyone in the family with favorite PBS Kids shows represented — from Curious George and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to The Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and more.  For the many children who come in costume, it’s a chance to wear Halloween costumes one more time and to have a free photo taken.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  To learn more  Continue reading

Peg + Cat at LittleFest 2017 on Museum Day Live!

As you can see, Peg + Cat will be at LittleFest this Saturday, September 23, bringing their problem-solving panache to Springfield’s annual celebration of literacy and learning.

Hosted by WGBY, the Springfield Museums and the Springfield City Library, LittleFest is free to all WGBY members and Springfield residents.  Because this Saturday also happens to be  Continue reading

RARE Creatures & Endangered Species: A Free Family Event/Resources

WGBY invites you to a free afternoon of family fun and learning on July 8 at Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center.  The event includes advance screenings of an upcoming, new three-part series of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, in which viewers will discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction and Continue reading

WGBY Family Fan Fair Celebrates PBS KIDS

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On Saturday, February 25th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm, WGBY celebrates PBS KIDS programs and characters at Springfield’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  In addition to taking part in many activities, children can meet PBS KIDS characters Curious George, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and Michelangelo of The Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Children who come dressed in a PBS KIDS-inspired costume or a favorite PBS KIDS character can be entered to win an Continue reading

WGBY’s New Documentary on the Big E — More Than Amusement Rides & Corn Dogs

 

Whether the Big E — the Northeast’s largest fair and country’s only multi-state fair — is an annual tradition or a source of regional pride, you’ll find much to learn from 100 Years on the Avenue:  The Story of the Big E, airing tonight on WGBY at 8pm.  WGBY’s production team, led by Dave Fraser, worked tirelessly to craft this important, new local documentary.

We can hear the dedication behind the film’s production in Fraser’s words:  “I wanted to create a documentary that really told the story of The Big E from the perspective of each of the six New England states.  The Big E is much more than amusement rides and corn dogs; it’s about industry and agriculture. It’s about our livelihoods and our food supply.”

For resources that take a broader look at industry and agriculture in the U. S., Continue reading

Arthur Visits Springfield’s LittleFest to Celebrate Literacy

This Saturday, September 24, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, you can bring family and friends to the Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle for LittleFest, Springfield’s annual celebration of literacy.  Arts & crafts activities, storytelling and much more await, and admission is free for WGBY members, museum members, and Springfield residents.

WGBY will be there with free books for children and special appearances by PBS KIDS’ Arthur.  The longest-running PBS KIDS program, Arthur — produced by Boston’s WGBH — offers a wealth of 21st Century resources for children, families and teachers.  Continue reading

Launch of WGBY Collection at the Springfield City Library and You’re Invited

For many years, WGBY has made its vast collection of PBS content available to educators throughout Western Massachusetts, giving direct access to over 2,000 DVD/Blu-ray discs for classroom viewing. Now, the general public will be able to enjoy this growing content — for free with just a library card.

The launch of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield’s Central Branch, 220 State Street, is May 24 at 1:00pm and Continue reading

Volunteers Wanted for BioBlitz at Chicopee Memorial State Park

Elms College has a BioBlitz at Chicopee Memorial State Park from 9-3pm this Saturday, April 30, 2016, in which scientists, naturalists, and volunteers will conduct an intense survey to find and identify all living creatures (birds, plants, insects, and mammals) in that particular region on that one day.

In addition to information about how students, teachers, parents, and friends as well as those able to act as experts can contact Elms College about the event, we want to share classroom resources about Continue reading