Eight, Arizona PBS will host 25 Arizona kids for five half days from July 6-10 at the Eight, Arizona PBS studios for a PBS KIDS Odd Squad summer learning day camp, focused on helping them retain what they’ve learned during the previous school year.
The camp helps children avoid the common “summer slide,” in which they can actually lose educational ground gained if their minds are left idle during the summer months away from school.
WHO: Twenty-five kids ages 5- to 8-years-old from across the state will participate in summer learning activities led by Eight’s Educational Outreach team.
WHERE: At Eight, Arizona PBS, fourth floor, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. (Light rail accessible from the Van Buren stop at Central Station)
WHEN: July 6-10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch included)
WHY: “Research shows that it is critical to support children’s learning during the summer months to help prevent learning loss while they are out of school,” said Kim Flack, associate general manager of Educational Outreach at Eight, Arizona PBS. “Eight is committed to making summer a fun and enriching time for all kids. Through this year’s Summer Safari programming and community activities, we will provide free PBS KIDS resources to Arizona families, helping them learn and explore during the summer months.”
PHOTO OPPS: Children ages 5- to 8-years-old will be engaged in a variety of hands-on activities to help them strengthen and retain their math and communications skills. Final day includes parents.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For over 52 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of non-commercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 80 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit www.azpbs.org.
Eight is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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