Nine to Partner with National Park Trust and National Park Service on Event at Gateway Arch National Park
St. Louis, MO — May 14, 2019 — Nine will partner with National Park Trust and National Park Service to bring nature- and STEM-focused, curriculum-based media to the public through Kids to Parks Day on May 18 from noon–4:00 p.m. at Gateway Arch National Park.
Education television for early learners is part of the founding mission of Nine. Nine PBS KIDS airs 24/7 and is broadcast free over the air on channel 9.2. Nine PBS (9.1) also airs kids programing in the mornings throughout the week.
The May 18 event will highlight Nature Cat, an animated PBS KIDS’ series designed to encourage children to explore and develop connections with the natural world. The free event will include a costumed character appearance, activity stations where kids can make something to take home, and more.
“We are proud to be a partner of this event. Nature Cat encourages kids to go outside and play. And, you can be sure that what they are watching is age-appropriate and curriculum-based because PBS KIDS is the most educational brand out there. In surveys, 83 percent of parents say PBS KIDS helps prepare children for success in school,” says Amy Shaw, interim president and CEO, Nine Network.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS®), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.