May
1
Sat
2021
STEM Television Spot Contest with Kansas City PBS @ Kansas City PBS
May 1 – May 31 all-day
STEM Television Spot Contest with Kansas City PBS @ Kansas City PBS | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The Kansas City PBS Stem Television Spot Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.  The contest asks students to create a script for a 30 second television spot to air on Kansas City PBS illustrating a STEM science experiment for children ages 2-8.

This contest is an opportunity for students to practice creating a script for a television spot.  In this spot, the student will be highlighting a STEM science experiment for children ages 2-8This contest merges art, science, video production and youth voice all into one fun project!  The contest winner will receive a tour of the Kansas City PBS studios and assist in creating the spot alongside the Kansas City PBS production team.

The winners’ television spot will be produced by the Kansas City PBS Production Team Summer 2021 and aired Fall 2021 on Kansas City PBS Kids, Channel 19.4.

How to Enter:

  • Contest scripts must be submitted by the student using the Contest Entry Form
  • Submissions must have 50-100 word count
  • One entry per student, please
  • Enter by May 31, 2021

To submit your Contest Entry Form, enter online here. 

 

Outdoor Learning with Kansas City PBS: Remake Learning Days @ Kansas City PBS
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Learning with Kansas City PBS:  Remake Learning Days @ Kansas City PBS | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Register to pick up an Exploration Kit from the PBS KIDS series “Elinor Wonders Why” for children in PK-2nd grade. Families can use these kits in their backyard, at a local park, or nature center to get out and get curious!

We will be creating 60 Exploration Kits that will be available via a drive thru pick up at Kansas City PBS 125 E. 31st St. KCMO 64108.

Families must register to pick up exploration kits from Kansas City PBS. Exploration kits include activities to guide nature observation and insect identification. Families can use these kits in their backyard, at a local park, or nature center to get out and get curious!  Making careful observations inspires curiosity, scientific learning and attention to detail.

Click here to register. 

May
11
Tue
2021
Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program Session 4 @ Virtual
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program Session 4 @ Virtual

Are your kids ready for kindergarten? Join us for Playing to Learn, a five-week virtual program for kids ages 4 to 5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using resources from PBS KIDS and Sesame Street. A weekly parent Zoom meeting will introduce each week’s topic and weekly Storytime for kids followed by a parent share time.

There are three opportunities to engage with the program.

This program is for Kansas City Metropolitan area parents.

Funding for this program provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation.

May
13
Thu
2021
Working with Children of All Abilities for Early Childcare Providers @ Virtual Zoom Event
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Working with Children of All Abilities for Early Childcare Providers @ Virtual Zoom Event

Working with children who have differing abilities can be a challenge in the classroom without the right tools. In this session, we will expand and challenge your thinking to create an inclusive learning environment and experience for everyone.

Trainer: Jenna Bodensteiner, The Family Conservancy

Registration is required.

Earn two clock hours for both Kansas and Missouri.

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation

 

 

Jun
18
Fri
2021
6 STREETS Public Screening @ Westport Presbyterian Church
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6 STREETS Public Screening @ Westport Presbyterian Church | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join Kansas City PBS and Nico Giles Media for a free, public screening of the documentary “6 STREETS”, a film chronicling the creation of local street murals honoring the Black Lives Matter movement. Filming highlights the community organizations that made the project possible and celebrates the art activists whose creative interpretations of this profound moment in history are now commemorated in neighborhoods across Kansas City. Join the film’s producers, Nico Wiggins and Cody Boston for a Q&A following the screening.

Please reserve your tickets by email: cherithbrookkcmo@gmail.com.

Jul
8
Thu
2021
PBS KIDS STEAM Kit Initiative @ virtual
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 12:15 pm
PBS KIDS STEAM Kit Initiative @ virtual | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Math and science are all around us! With the Kansas City PBS KIDS STEAM Kit, you and your child can explore science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts together.

Join our four-week series of hands-on and digital activities introducing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts to parents, caregivers, and kids. Each week at home, your family will open a new STEAM packet found in your kit and work on an activity together in your home, supplemented by resources from Kansas City PBS.

This program in limited to local Kansas City families.

Aug
27
Fri
2021
New Date: The Fab Four in Concert @ The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Date: The Fab Four in Concert @ The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

*Please visit arvestbanktheatre.com and aegpresents.com/health-policy prior to the event for updates to the venue’s COVID-19 policies.

Update: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday, April 25, 2020 to Friday, August 27, 2021.

For the health and safety of The Fab Four’s fans and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Fab Four has made the decision to reschedule their Tuesday, April 25, 2020 performance. The new Fab Four tour date is scheduled for Friday, August 27, 2021.

Please read this important notice from the Fab Four for more information. If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored by Kansas City PBS and the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

Kansas City PBS is pleased to offer you this exclusive opportunity to see The Fab Four perform live in concert at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland on Friday, August 27, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in this Kansas City PBS and The Fab Four.  Tickets are no longer available through Kansas City PBS.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting Kansas City PBS!

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland or call 1-888-929-7849 to purchase tickets by phone. 

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle’s classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! With The Fab Four on stage, you’ll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude” and many more!

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Sesame Street in Communities | Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward @ Virtual
Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sesame Street in Communities | Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward @ Virtual | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Registration is now open for Sesame Street in Communities 2021 Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward.  This year the workshop will be virtual.

Download Session Descriptions (PDF)

To register click on the green register button in the upper right hand corner. 

The following are the sessions titles, remember you may only choose two.

HEROES: Self-care Compassion Fatigue: Celebrating You! Pampering yourself to prevent burnout. 

HELPING: Using Picture Books to Cope with Anxiety & Big Feelings

HEALING: When Trauma meets Trauma in the Classroom

MOVING FORWARD:  What’s next? What have kids missed out on learning (social-emotional) these past 15 months?

Attendees can receive 1 clock hour for each session attended.

Oct
14
Thu
2021
LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: An Introduction @ Virtual
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: An Introduction @ Virtual

Welcome to Kansas City PBS’s first Raising Readers workshop for the 2021-2022 year. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators on October 14 will be virtual.  Registration is now open.

This session will provide an introduction to the research of Lucy Paulson and Louisa Moats called LETRS. Designed to empower teachers with an understanding of the what, why, and how involved with early literacy instruction and use this information to prepare young learners on their journey towards reading and writing. We will examine the foundations of literacy development and what early childhood professionals need to know.

Presenter:  Nancy Heathman, The Family Conservancy

 

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Andrea Bocelli: Believe North American Tour @ T-Mobile Center
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Andrea Bocelli: Believe North American Tour @ T-Mobile Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Thank you for your interest in Kansas City PBS and Andrea Bocelli.  Tickets for this event are no longer available through Kansas City PBS.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting Kansas City PBS!

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the T-Mobile Center or call 816-949-7000 to speak with the Box Office. 

Update: The Andrea Bocelli VIP experience is no longer available, but there are still amazing seats left! When you make a $400 gift in support of Kansas City PBS, we will thank you with a front and center floor seat to this once in a lifetime concert.

Join Kansas City PBS for a once in a lifetime experience to see the iconic Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli live in Kansas City on Saturday, October 16, 2021! Bocelli brings his Believe North American Tour to the T-Mobile Center for the first time — and here is your chance to experience the blockbuster show!

Become a member of Kansas City PBS today for the chance to enjoy an exclusive opportunity to  hear the beloved tenor’s hits and famed love songs live and in-person. For your support of Kansas City PBS, we are pleased to offer you the Andrea Bocelli VIP experience! When you make a $600 gift of support in public television, we’ll thank you with a pre-show Italian dinner with Bocelli Wine, a front and center floor seat to the concert, VIP event parking, and a custom Andre Bocelli merchandise gift bag.

Click here to learn more about how you can become a member of Kansas City PBS and attend this once in a lifetime show!