Skunk Bear: '12 Ancient Giants (And 1 Modern Marvel)'

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Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too.

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Sesame Street to Remain on SDPB

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A lot of Sesame Street news has been flooding the news feeds about a new deal between Sesame Street and HBO. For those who support SDPB's educational mission and value the role Sesame Street plays in furthering that mission, let us clear the media clutter and get beyond the headlines.

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DIY: Plastic Cup Phones

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Turn two simple plastic cups and a string into a phone with this cool craft! Great for starting a conversation about how sound travels, this craft project also acts as a toy phone! One person stands at the end of one cup and puts the cup to their ear. The other person holds the cup to their mouth and speaks.

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Rainstick - Crafts for Kids

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Turn a paper towel roll into a rain stick with duct tape, aluminum foil and mixed grains! The aluminum foil inserted inside the paper towel roll causes the grains to trickle down slowly, creating the sound effect of falling rain. This fun, simple craft is a great way to start a conversation with your kids about rain and weather.

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PBS Kids Back-to-School Sweepstakes

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Enter to win your very own PBS KIDS Back-to-School Pack filled with back-to-school gear.

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Crafts For Kids; Mini Ball Game

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On this episode of 'Crafts for Kids,' learn how to make your own mini-ball game. 'Crafts for Kids' is a weekly series that encourages parents and kids to spend time together making fun and simple projects.

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Handmade Bird Feeder: Video

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Kids can craft a handmade bird feeder by recycling a milk carton and using a few other household supplies. 

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Encouraging Nature Play

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The importance of unscheduled outdoor play.

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Public Broadcasting Industry Receives National Education Association's Highest Honor

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The NEA Friend of Education was awarded to Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Paula A. Kerger, president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service.

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See YouTube Science Sensation Emily Graslie at Outdoor University in Rapid City

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“The Brain Scoop” creator piques the curiosities of young geniuses at this year’s Outdoor University in Rapid City.

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WILD KRATTS Wild Wednesdays in July

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July is jam-packed with WILD KRATTS fun every Wednesday, starting July 1st with "Back in Creature Time."

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PBS KIDS Shows Now Available On-Demand On Xbox One

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The PBS KIDS Video App features thousands of videos from favorite PBS KIDS series.

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Free Meals for South Dakota Youth

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Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state’s youth this summer.

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Glow Worm Bracelet

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These easy to make Glow Worm bracelets are a fun summer craft activity for kids. 

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How Many Alligators Long Is a Triceratops?

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Fun with math from Dinosaur Train. 

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