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Photo of PNG Park field. Credit Altoona Curve.
Upcoming Events

Super Hero Night at The Altoona Curve

Posted on July 18, 2017

Join WPSU and PBS Kids' Super WHY! for Super Hero Night at The Altoona Curve on Tuesday, August 1. Super WHY! will be available for photos throughout the game. Gates open at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. first pitch! Continue »

Tuesday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.


Snake Guy
SciTech Now

Episode 331

Posted on July 17, 2017

On this episode, we show you a rattlesnake hunt. Learn more about how important snakes are to ecosystems. Also, visit outdoor classrooms on an island for a different kind of immersive learning. Then discover how engineers are using data to help robots walk more like humans, and more! Continue »


WPSU Tent at Arts Fest
Event Highlights

Arts Fest Highlights

Posted on July 13, 2017

WPSU and Nature Cat visited the Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts on Wednesday, July 11 for a day of fun and exploration.  Click here to view photos from the event. Continue »


SciTech Now
SciTech Now

Episode 330

Posted on July 13, 2017

In this episode, learn about a science contest that’s helping scientists better communicate the complexity of their work. Also, discover what scientists are doing to search for life on the distant moon Europa, developing aspirin of the future, and more! Continue »


Greg Petersen
WPSU's This I Believe

I Believe In Public Media

Posted on July 7, 2017

I’ve just retired from a 45-year career in public broadcasting and to say I believe in pubic media, would be an understatement. Besides having a mission to inform, educate and even entertain, public media’s role in today’s society is more essential than ever. Continue »


PBS Summer of Adventure

PBS Summer of Adventure

Posted on July 7, 2017

PBS takes you on an around-the-world adventure this summer, bringing compelling wildlife stories and discovering new topics in history, science and nature. Continue »


Zena Cardman
SciTech Now

Episode 329

Posted on June 27, 2017

Watch our interview with Zena Cardman, a Penn State grad student in microbiology, who was selected to NASA’s 2017 class of astronauts! Also, learn about women who do coding, and the regenerative powers of the hydra. Continue »