WFWA-TV Ft. Wayne Hosts "Girls Investigating Science and Technology" program

Topic: Education

WFWA-TV in Ft. Wayne, Ind., took learning about science, technology and nature to new heights with its programs for children. The "Girls Investigating Science and Technology" program provided 80 middle school girls the opportunity to work with female scientists and complete their own scientific investigation. "Itís a Big, Big World" enabled 500 preschool children the opportunity to complete hands-on investigations and learn about camouflage in nature. To encourage even more children to learn about science, the station helped create a "Video Field Trip" that uses animation and NASA resources to give students a taste of how they can pursue a space-based career. These educational activities were supported by 690 30-second spots worth more than $22,000. A future program, "Storytelling Festival at the Three Rivers," will use a digital sky to show how early Native Americans used the constellations for guidance.

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