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WNIN Educational Resources
Since the first broadcast of Ride The Reading Rocket in 1969 and the start of the Sesame Street Preschool Education Program in 1994, WNIN has made a pledge to support quality education in the region by providing critically needed resources to educators, parents and children. From the caregiver of young children, to the classroom teacher, to the college student, WNIN supports learners and educators with quality educational content delivered in ways that maximize the impact to the community.
Using our broadcast airwaves is just the beginning. WNIN is mobilizing new technologies, offering expert staff assistance, and creating hands-on resources to support learners of all levels in the Tri-State area.
WNIN's commitment to education in the Tri-State area is making a difference. Through educational workshops and community events, our accomplishments include:
- 30,000 children have attended a WNIN educational event or workshop.
- 770 workshops have been presented to parents, caregivers and educators.
- 30,000 free books have been distributed to children and families.
- Over 4,500 parents and children attend the annual Kids Fest, a free children's event from WNIN for the community.
Educational Children's Programming
PBS is known for its top-quality, highly-educational and entertaining children's programming. From Sesame Street and Curious George, to Cat in the Hat, Arthur, and beyond, no other media company provides a stronger foundation upon which our youngest citizens grow and learn. PBS children's programming consistently receives rave reviews from kids, parents, caregivers and teachers across all income brackets, ethnicities, metropolitan and rural areas.
Information for Teachers
WNIN has a variety to programming designed to be used in the classroom. Any teacher or administrator from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation may request that a specific program be aired on a given weekday on WNIN ETV Cable 12.