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Annual Quad City Engineering & Science Council STEM Celebration is Thursday

February 23rd, 2021
Annual Quad City Engineering & Science Council STEM Celebration is Thursday

Michael Carton, director of education and outreach for WQPT (Quad Cities PBS), is in his fourth year of teaching computer coding classes to area K-3 students. But since last spring, it’s been very limited because of Covid restrictions. Carton is happy, however, to be among seven Q-C STEM professionals and one technical organization to be honored by the Quad City Engineering & Science Council (QCESC) at its 59th-annual STEM Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The awards pay tribute to and recognize engineering and science professionals and educators whose outstanding achievements... Read More

WQPT Presenting ‘Age Of Nature’ Event Tonight

September 23rd, 2020
WQPT Presenting 'Age Of Nature' Event Tonight

WQPT is presenting a special online preview screening of clips from The Age of Nature followed by a discussion with local experts in the area of nature conservation. The event begins at 6:30 pm on September 23rd and is accessible by visiting wqpt.org/nature to register. Guest experts include: Kathy Wine from River Action, Brian Ritter from the Nahant Marsh Education Center, and Joel Vanderbush from Niabi Zoo. The film explores humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can restore our planet. This documentary series... Read More

WQPT Celebrating 20 Years Of America’s Test Kitchen

November 6th, 2019
WQPT Celebrating 20 Years Of America's Test Kitchen

WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities region will celebrate the 20th anniversary of America’s Test Kitchen with a special event on Thursday, December 5th at Scott Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center.  The free event will begin at 6:00 pm and will include demonstrations of the show’s fan-voted most popular recipe (shrimp scampi), tours of the culinary lab, food samples, talks from a gadget expert, America’s Test Kitchen giveaways, and much more. “We are excited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of America’s Test Kitchen with the Culinary Arts Program at Scott... Read More

WQPT Writing Contest Winners Selected

May 27th, 2018
WQPT Writing Contest Winners Selected

WQPT received 265 stories from students in kindergarten through third grade for the annual PBS/WQPT KIDS Writers Contest. Sixteen winners (four from each grade) were selected by educators and contest sponsors. The winners and their families were honored and awarded prizes at Deere-Wiman House on Sunday, May 20. “I am always surprised by the clever stories the children come up with” said Michael Carton, Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT.   KINDERGARTEN   First Place More Fun than You Think Cameron Beyer Moline, IL   Second Place The Two Rocket Ships Ethan Coffman Le... Read More

WQPT Kids Writers Contest Winners Selected

May 6th, 2017
WQPT Kids Writers Contest Winners Selected

WQPT received hundreds of stories from students in kindergarten through third grade for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Sixteen winners (four from each grade) were selected by educators and contest sponsors. The winners and their families will be honored and awarded prizes at Deere-Wiman House at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21. “We are thrilled that so many teachers and parents encouraged their young authors and illustrators to participate in the contest again this year,” said Michael Carton, Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT.  “The judges had a hard time choosing winners because... Read More