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WQPT Invites Public To Preview New Ken Burns Documentary

September 18th, 2018

WQPT, PBS for the Quad-Cities, invites the public to preview screenings of a new Ken Burns documentary “THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH – HOPE – SCIENCE.”   Each screening event will include a 36-minute preview of the Ken Burns documentary about the Mayo Clinic, and a panel discussion of the film.   A “Science” themed screening – featuring a panel discussion with local doctors who trained at Mayo – will take place on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00pm in the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater.   A “Faith” themed screening – featuring two of the leaders of the Rochester... Read More

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Chugging Into Adler

August 21st, 2018

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its fourth year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to Davenport with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY! at the Adler Theatre on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets (starting at $28.75 plus applicable service fees) will go on-sale Friday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. online at Ticketmaster.com, at the... Read More

WQPT Writing Contest Winners Selected

May 27th, 2018

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

Sid the Science Kid At the Family Museum Through Aug. 27

August 6th, 2017

Through August 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

WHO are the WQPT/PBS Ambassadors?

June 11th, 2017

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is pleased to introduce its 2017 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors, an elite volunteer corps made up of college students. Entering its 13th year, the program provides college students with the opportunity to represent their local public television station at events throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. “This year is not only our 13th year, we actually have the daughter of one of our first ambassadors in this class,” said Bea Brasel WQPT Special Projects Coordinator. The 2017 Ambassadors are Sarah-Beth Floyd (Western Illinois University-QC), Maya Chavez (Black Hawk College),... Read More

Sid the Science Kid Visits the Family Museum

May 26th, 2017

Beginning May 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

Sid the Science Kid Visits the Family Museum

May 11th, 2017

Beginning May 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

WQPT’s Imagination Station Rolls Into WIU

March 17th, 2017

WQPT’s annual Imagination Station will be happening this Saturday, March 18! The event takes place at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, at 3300 River Drive Moline. WQPT’s Imagination Station builds on the learning success created by PBS KIDS programs. You can enjoy educational activities, demonstrations and skill building in literacy, science, technology, engineering, math, arts, and resiliency. There will be many super special guests, including a bunch of your favorite PBS friends! Each PBS character will have their own station with fun activities reinforcing the learning concepts... Read More