Explore the wonders of our oceans with Splash and Bubbles on WOUB HD and The Big Pacific Series on WOUB Classic. Then take a deep dive into current issues affecting our world today on WOUB World.
WOUB HD (20.1/44.1) Grades PreK– 3
Splash and Bubbles: Pole to Pole Monday
The Reeftown Rangers discover that, unlike them, Melody the fin whale migrates twice a year to follow the krill. Inspired by Melody, Splash and the others attempt to experience migration for themselves.
WOUB Classic (20.2/44.2) Grades 4-8
Big Pacific: Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m.
Explore the mysterious Pacific-whose depths we are just beginning to discover. There are many unanswered questions we yearn to unravel, but the ocean doesn't give up its secrets willingly.
WORLD Channel (20.3/44.3) Grades 9-12
Influenza 1918: American Experience: Friday 12:00 p.m.
Examine the social ramifications of the 1918 flu epidemic that killed 675,000--more than those killed in all the major wars of the 20th century--and how it affected those who lived through it.
Decoding COVID-19: Friday 1:00 p.m.
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus-and find a treatment for the disease it causes is underway. Join the doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to find treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic.
The Talk - Race In America:
Friday 2:00 p.m.
This documentary, made up of six stories filmed by six different producers, focuses on the troubled relationship between people of color and law enforcement in America. The film chronicles how families of color protect their children's lives with "The Talk" about what to do and how to behave if you are stopped by the police.
Apps and Games to Explore This Week:
This app that provides families with conversation starters, videos, and activities to explore ocean science together.
Infants and Toddlers:
This article from PBS parents gives resources to families to explore the ocean no matter where they live.
Come with Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids to NSU’s Oceanographic Center and find out about marine science. They learn about coral reefs, sort shrimp by their physical properties, and track a tiger shark. Dive into the ocean with us! Grades K-2
The Earth is covered with one giant body of water. We’ve divided it into 5 oceans. On this Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists will answer students’ questions about the oceans and the creatures and plants that call the oceans their home.
The Inner Space Center (ISC) is a one-of-a-kind national facility that supports live ocean exploration via telepresence technology. Located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, the ISC is home to a diverse team of ocean scientists, engineers, education professionals, and video producers. The team works with cutting-edge technology to facilitate, capture, produce, and promote underwater exploration in real-time.
Brought to you by the California Academy of Sciences, Flipside Science is a youth-powered series that tackles environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference.
Nature play, or time spent in nature, boasts many benefits. One study of school children in Colorado and Maryland showed that access to natural areas — for elementary and high school students — is associated with reduced stress, increased focus and competence, and the ability to form supportive social groups.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 21 to 30 at 12P ET
In this four-part series, educators will explore tools for anti-racist teaching and will consider the ways in which we can use media and media literacy to deepen our understanding of systemic racism.
July 28: Amplify Student Voice
July 30: Focusing on Young Learners
There is still time to participate in our Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Scavenger Hunt. Explore the lives of famous people from the past. Make family memories participating in activities aligned to each person’s life. Join the fun!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7:00 p.m.
WOUB Kids 20.6/44.6 or watch on the PBS kids video app
PBS Kids Family night becomes the ODDest night of the week with an Odd Squad marathon!