Family Learning | July 29, 2019

WNET Hosts Cyberchase Green Family Fun Fairs

This spring, WNET hosted three family-focused, “Green Family Fun Fairs” around New York City with a goal to help parents and children to develop healthy conservation and family habits. The Cyberchase Green Family Fun Fairs were attended by over 1000 people.

The Cyberchase Green Family Fun Fair were held at the following locations around the city:

WNET worked with several partner organizations for our Green Family Fun Fairs including The Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI), City Growers, and City Year who helped to make the events so successful!

During the events, families had the opportunity to engage in several environmental science and STEM-based activities (available in English and Spanish) such as:

  • Make a Recycled Hat: Families created hats with recycled materials, such as newspapers.
  • Seed Planting: Families planted sunflower, kale, basil, and Cosmos seeds in compostable pots.
  • Grow a Recycled Garden: Families used recycled materials (e.g., egg cartons) to build a beautiful garden.
  • Make a Pinwheel: Families investigated the power of the wind by constructing pinwheels.
  • Create a Wind Gauge: Families harnessed and measured wind speed with handmade wind gauges.
  • Cyberchase STEM Design Challenge: Families explored the engineering process by building inventive designs.
  • Composting Demonstrations: Families observed how organic material can be added to soil to help plants grow.

Councilmember Francisco Moya participated in the Green Family Fun Fair on May 15th at PS 28/Mosaic Pre-K Center.

 

Additionally, there was a visit from Digit, one of the stars of Cyberchase, the award-winning PBS KIDS show focused on math and science as well as screenings of the new Cyberchase special, Space Waste Odyssey, in both English and Spanish.