Community Outreach in San Antonio

Community Outreach

In addition to focusing on education, KLRN also 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

KLRN brings SciGirls to the girls of South Central Texas. Girls can register to be a South Texas SciGirl and share ideas, do fun experiments and get together for special activities with other girls who also love science.

South Texas SciGirls is made possible through the generous support of AT&T Aspire. For more information, contact Jennifer Herrera at (210) 208-8404 or jherrera@klrn.org.

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:

  • Saturday, September 10 at KLRN (Math Mysteries with Peg + Cat)
  • Friday, October 7 (The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween)
  • Tuesday, November 22 (Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea)
  • Tuesday, December 14 (Ready Jet Go!)

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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