Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sid the Science Kid Movie Premiere and Morning of Science!

SSKM_Ep_011Come join WFSU at the Challenger Learning Center on Saturday March 30th, for a free fun-filled morning of science activities, food, and a special screening of Sid the Science Kid: The Movie.

There will be science demonstrations from the FSU Chemistry Fraternity, the TCC Earth Sciences Department and the STRIDe robotics lab, as well as a robot craft, raffles, photo opportunities, and much more!

The event is from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with a light breakfast and activities taking place during the first half of the event, and the movie screening starting at 10:30.

For extra fun, bring your child dressed as Sid and they will receive a special certificate!

For more information visit the Sid event page at

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Day 2013


March 20th is Fred Rogers’ birthday and a couple of years ago the Fred Rogers Company started a tradition of asking people to wear a sweater on that day to honor Mr. Rogers. They also ask that you do something kind:

“Wearing a sweater is our ‘outside’ tribute to Fred, but he was so much more focused on our ‘insides’ that we wanted to add doing something kind and caring – something ‘neighborly.'”

If you wear a sweater on the 20th (this Wednesday), make sure to take a photo and post it on the company’s Facebook page.

Even if you do not read this post in time, it would be a wonderful idea to honor Fred Rogers on another day of your choosing by having your students wear sweaters and do something nice for their community, such as visiting residents in a nursing home or volunteering at a local charity. By doing this, you are honoring Fred’s passion of helping others:

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
― Fred Rogers


Celebrate Women’s History Month With PBS Learning Media

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Leymah Gbowee, Liberian activist

March is half over, but there is still plenty of time to encourage the next generation of female leaders and celebrate the past, with resources from PBS Learning Media.

If you do not already have a PBS Learning Media  account, create one today! It is free and gives you access to a wealth of resources including documentaries, interviews, lesson plans, and more.

Many resources on the site are perfect for Women’s History Month, such as a video about the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and one about single women homesteaders.

Another great resource for Women’s History Month, is the Makers project, which consists of a documentary, Makers: Women Who Make America, and also individual videos of women, such as Danica Patrick and Ellen DeGeneres, sharing their success stories.