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WPT Education presents Click Youth Media Festival

WPT has been part of the educational infrastructure of Wisconsin since the station’s beginnings – on television, in the classroom and in the community.

Over 55 educators and students ages 10-18 gathered in Madison this June for the first-ever Click Youth Media Festival, a one-day crash course in journalism and media production.

Over 55 youth and educators attended the first ever Click Youth Media Festival.

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Enjoying the Spring Bird Migration in Wisconsin

How many bird species have you seen this spring? Chances are you haven’t seen as many as naturalist Bill Volkert who counted 133 different bird species on one day at Horicon Marsh. Read Volkert’s journal on wpr.org where you’ll also find a list of all 133 species he saw.

One species I easily recognized this Memorial Day weekend was the Bald Eagle. They’re abundant in the Rhinelander/Eagle River area, and that’s because Wisconsin has 770 breeding pairs. See how Wisconsin ranks among other states in an interactive map of the bald eagle population compiled by PBS’ Nature.

Map of U.S. Bald Eagle Population

 

QUEST: Science and Sustainability from Wisconsin to the World

We are proud to be part of the QUEST public media project, because it gives us an opportunity to continue to go out and find stories of science and sustainability to share with our viewers. And, as a national project, those stories of good work being done in and around our state get shared with viewers across the country.

This Thursday night at 7, three all-new episodes of the series premiere on Wisconsin Public Television and they feature innovations and good work from Wisconsin in the preservation of forests and heirloom fruits and vegetables.

The first new episode of QUEST, “Keeping it Cool: Otters, Cars and Old Forests,” airs at 7 p.m. and features an in-depth look at an initiative aimed at exploring ways of building resilient forests in Wisconsin by looking to the forest-management processes followed by the state’s Menominee tribe. University of Wisconsin-Madison forestry professor David Mladenoff and his team’s research is featured in the segment produced by WPT’s Andy Soth.

Two additional QUEST episodes, featuring reports on bicycle technology, new energy possibilities and the future of bees broadcast at 7:30 and 8 p.m. The third episode at 8, “Wolves, Seeds and Bees” features another WPT report from La Crosse, where the La Crosse Public Library and librarians Cindy Mischnick and Kelly Becker have started a new program to save and share heirloom vegetable seeds in their community in an effort to help preserve genetic diversity in our food crops.

Watch both segments below and tune in to explore these topics and more from our QUEST partners across the country. Visit QUESTScience.org to find web exclusive reports and more.

Our friends at Wisconsin Public Radio are also part of the project and are airing a series of Wisconsin-based sustainability reports during Morning Edition and Central Time throughout the week. The Larry Meiller Show has also featured special talk-topics this week, including a discussion on the importance of electronics recycling. Listen to that report online now to learn why those outdated gadgets cluttering up your house should be recycled and where.

Introducing Wisconsin Life

We are so excited to give you the first look at the all-new Wisconsin Life television program coming in February.

You already love the engaging audio series on Wisconsin Public Radio and now you can explore the character of Wisconsin on Wisconsin Public Television.

Learn something new, meet someone unexpected. What is your Wisconsin Life?

Learn more, and listen to and watch radio and television stories online now.