KLRN Community Engagement

Community Engagement

KLRN goes “beyond television” and into the community with a variety of special events, including screenings, workshops, and town hall meetings. These efforts, conducted in collaboration with local agencies and organizations, reflect our unmatched ability to convene community members and raise public awareness.

South Texas SciGirls

South Texas SciGirls is designed specifically for girls, ages 8 to 13, to inspire them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). SciGirls share ideas, do fun experiments and get together for special activities with other girls who also love science. There is no cost to join.

For more information, visit klrn.org/scigirls or email scigirls@klrn.org. South Texas SciGirls is made possible through the generous support of CPS Energy.

KLRN KIDS Community Screenings

KLRN KIDS Community Screenings introduces families to PBS KIDS programs and educational resources (activities, apps, and digital assets).

The free educational screenings focus on the sciences, arts, math and social-emotional development. The screenings help bring educational PBS content to life on the ground, sparking kids' curiosity and encouraging them to explore the arts and sciences, just like their favorite PBS KIDS characters.

Upcoming screenings to be announced.

Funding is provided by the Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation.

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KLRN KIDS Explorers

KLRN invites kids and their families outdoors to explore their community and to engage in educational activities tied to PBS KIDS programming. This program, KLRN KIDS Explorers, is designed to get families to explore outdoors using science, technology, and math based activities through geocaching—a worldwide recreational activity.

Using GPS, families can find "caches" hidden in outdoor locations in San Antonio. The caches consist of a container filled with a log book to sign—and most caches have containers with small items to trade. This program is aimed at families with children age 3-9.

KLRN KIDS Explorers offers children and adults an exciting adventure that takes them into nature. Fun for the whole family, explorations teach children about geography, science, math and technology. It also integrates research-based PBS KIDS programs—and directs families to pbskids.org, where families can integrate even more activities at home to continue their learning experience.

To get started, register for a free Geocaching account. You will also need the Official Geocaching app or a GPS device. Download a free QR code reader for your mobile phone to access additional information at each cache. Search for caches by KLRN, get outdoors and explore!

Funding is provided by the Marcia and Otto Koehler Foundation.

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Operation Never Ending Stories

As part of KLRN’s Veterans Voices initiative, the station created Operation Never Ending Stories.

Working in partnership with the Zachry Group, San Antonio Woodworkers Guild, families of the fallen, school districts, and Survivor Outreach Services, volunteers built, decorated and installed five Little Free Libraries to honor the bravery and sacrifice of fallen service members from San Antonio’s South Side.

Through Operation Never Ending Stories, KLRN produced five short films to honor six service members. Using QR code technology, people can scan the code and hear the stories of the fallen. A playlist is also available on KLRN’s YouTube channel. We gratefully acknowledge Goodwill Industries and Half Price Books for their donation of books.

To find KLRN’s five Little Free Library locations, visit the world map. When you visit a little free library, take a book to exchange. Show your support by taking a picture with your book and sharing it. #OpNES

KLRN KIDS Community Events

KLRN KIDS Community Events

KLRN presents free family-engagement community events throughout the year. PBS KIDS characters like Curious George, Peg + Cat, and Super Why make special appearances.

The events bridge partners and families as organizations showcase free, local services promoting school readiness, literacy, health, social services, or parenting programs. All agencies host hands-on, educational activities.

Events:

  • Monday, June 11th, KLRN KIDS Summer Festival (Monterrey Park)
  • Thursday, June 28th: Calling All Super Readers! (Brady Park)
  • Friday, June 29th: Calling All Super Readers! (Kennedy Park)
  • Saturday, June 30th: Calling All Super Readers! (Pershing Park)
  • Friday, July 20th: KLRN KIDS, Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Normoyle Park)
  • Saturday, July 21st:  KLRN KIDS, Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Millers Pond Park & Pavilion)
  • Friday, August 17th: KLRN KIDS are Ready to Learn (Garza Park)
  • Saturday, August 18th: KLRN KIDS are Ready to Learn (Concepcion Park)

Healthy Kids Project Community Events

Healthy Kids Project Community Events

KLRN proudly presents The Healthy Kids Project. This year, KLRN will host three community events partnering with health organizations, non-profits and student groups to share key messages about health and wellness.

KLRN will also participate in events across the city to introduce families and teachers to the free resources- videos, lesson plans, and activities. If your agency is organizing a community health event, please reach out to us at: education@klrn.org.