Join Nebraska Public Media for Online ‘Hero Elementary’ Family Science Event

For Immediate Release

Join Nebraska Public Media for Online ‘Hero Elementary’ Family Science Event

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 9, 2021) – Calling all superheroes! Join Nebraska Public Media for a virtual “Hero Elementary” Family Science event 4:30 p.m. CT, Tuesday, June 22. Superhero capes are optional!

The online event will screen an episode of the PBS KIDS series “Hero Elementary” and do simple science experiments led by Nebraska’s Lead PBS Digital Innovator Allison Pontious of Oakdale Elementary in Omaha.

For more information, including registration and items required for the science experiment, visit

Kids who want to practices their “powers of observation” can download the new “Hero Elementary” game “Operation Investigation.” Children and parents can help Sparks’ Crew find the best sidekick for Fur Blur while investigating, comparing and learning about animals. Download the game from the App Store.

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Hero Elementary Family Science Event