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WFSU Summer Challenge 2017

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It's time for the 2017 WFSU Summer Challenge! We want your entire family to get excited about summer learning, so we've created a super-fun online, offline, interactive, hands-on scavenger hunt for kids and parents to do together. Thanks to a grant we received from The Jim Henson Company, we’re making this year’s challenge all about marine life and protecting our waters!

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Kickoff Event

Join us for this FREE event
Saturday, June 3rd - 10 am to 2pm
WFSU  (map and directions)

Splash & Bubbles is a new PBS KIDS show that features underwater creatures who encounter familiar social/emotional challenges as well as ocean-world issues unique to marine life. To kick off our annual Summer Challenge, we’ll be learning about some of those difficulties and how we can do our part to prevent them at our launch event, Ocean Friends Forever Day!

Aligning with World Oceans Day, the event will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 10 am to 2 pm, at WFSU (map and directions) and will feature a special Ocean Expert Presentation Series, a touch tank, episode screenings, and tons of activities for your little guppies.

To sign up for the Summer Challenge please visit wfsu.org/summerchallenge.

This event is sponsored by Alert Today Florida

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Summer Activities
It's time for the 2017 WFSU Summer Challenge! We want your entire family to get excited about summer learning, so we've created a super-fun online, offline, interactive, hands-on scavenger hunt for kids and parents to do together. Thanks to a grant we received from The Jim Henson Company, creators of PBS KIDS Splash & Bubbles, we’re making this year’s challenge all about marine life and protecting our waters! Splash & Bubbles is a new PBS KIDS show that features underwater creatures who encounter familiar social/emotional challenges as well as ocean-world issues unique to marine life.

Let's Get Started! Register for the Summer Challenge and pick up your supplies. Get ready to play, create, share, and celebrate the fun of learning with WFSU and PBS KIDS. 

Let the Fun Begin - But First, Register! 
Read through the rules and then register below! Registration will help us to stay in touch with you over the summer with email updates on challenge activities as well as inviting you to be a part of our Summer Challenge Celebration event in August.

 

Be Social - Most of the activities involve a social media element. Be sure to use the hashtag #wfsusummerchallenge, so we can follow along with your progress! Don't have a Facebook or Instagram? Simply email us the photos instead!

 

Summer Challenge Materials Pick-up
Supporting materials will be available for pick-up beginning June 3rd at WFSU (map and directions). If you are having trouble accessing any of the WFSU Summer Challenge materials (Panama City area, for example), please send us a message or give us a call (850-645-6026) and we will work with you to make accommodations.

The challenge is designed for children and adults to complete together. We suggest that yo read ahead so that you can gather any necessary materials.

 

WFSU will be awarding each family who has reached 50 points by the end of the challenge with a specil prize bag filled with assorted WFSU and PBS KIDS books and goodies. Even more prizes will be awarded for any additional points your family accumulates. The highest-scoring family will receive special on-air recognition.

 

It's a Party!
When you finish please email a picture of the last page of your checklist (signed) to Hannah Power at hpower@fsu.edu. Completion awards will be available at our August 5th Summer Celebration event.

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Education Staff
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Hannah Power
Education & Outreach Coordinator
  850-645-6063
  hpower@fsu.edu

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Tasha Weinstein
Manager of Educational Outreach
  850-645-6062
  tweinstein@fsu.edu