WTCI To Host Free Events From May 10-18 For CHA Learning Days Initiative

Friday, May 3, 2019

Families across the Tennessee Valley are invited to attend over 200 events, most free, celebrating hands-on learning in Chattanooga from May 11-18. This local initiative is led by the Public Education Foundation, WTCI-PBS and the city of Chattanooga Department of Youth and Family Development and is a part of the national Remake Learning Days campaign supported by the Carnegie Corporation, The Grable Foundation and Schmidt Futures.

From electric car races, a STEM Jubilee engaging 4,000 students and a record-breaking Girls coding event to a Nightfall proclamation presentation, a book drive, a PBS KIDS family festival, film screenings, augmented reality experiences, a Zine Fest and more. All are invited to attend the family-friendly and interactive events showcasing innovative learning for youth of all ages. Learning themes are featured at each event, including arts, maker, outdoor learning, science, technology, youth voice and professional development.

Complete listings are available online at RemakeLearningDays.org/Chattanooga-tn and can be searched by learning theme, date, location and age group. From schools and Volkswagen eLabs to libraries, museums and community YFD Centers, families will be introduced to the opportunities available for educational enrichment beyond the classroom. Support for this local campaign has been provided by Remake Learning, PBS KIDS, Digital Promise, First Tennessee Foundation and Thompson Engineering.

WTCI invites families to a special proclamation presentation and book drive at the Nightfall Festival on Friday, May 10. Guests are asked to bring gently-used books to support this year’s Camp K program as City Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby presents a special proclamation honoring CHA Learning Days and the community-wide initiative to celebrated education and opportunity. Camp K provides a “jump-start” for 300 Hamilton County children with full-day programs in a program that benefits rising kindergarten students and their parents.

Families will enjoy a free, fun day at WTCI-PBS featuring photo opportunities with Curious George and Clifford, a fire engine tour, inflatable bounce house, face painting, PBS KIDS games and more on Saturday, May 11, from 1-4 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy multi-media experiences with several historic heads created by Chattanooga artist Wayne White and the Wayne-O-Rama installation and learners of all ages will have fun with green screen activities and outreach from area educational partners. Families at this event will also have a special opportunity to win a prize and sign their children up for this year’s citywide Make.Play.Read.Learn summer program.

In partnership with RISE, formerly Jazzanooga, Urban League of Chattanooga and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, WTCI will present a free screening of “Boss: The Black Experience in Business” on Wednesday, May 15, at the Palace Theater. Concessions will available and guests will enjoy this powerful PBS film and a discussion. Tickets for this free event are available online and on WTCI’s Facebook page.


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