JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 21, 2020) Join Iowa PBS virtually on Saturday, September 5, at 10AM, for a preview of the newest PBS KIDS program, Elinor Wonders Why. Alongside Elinor and her engaging friends Ari and Olive, kids will learn early science lessons that last a lifetime. During the virtual event, families will watch two episodes of the program followed by an easy at-home activity led by one of our Iowa PBS educators. For more information and to register for free, please visit

Elinor Wonders Why premieres on statewide Iowa PBS on September 7 at 9:30AM. The series will air on Iowa PBS's primary channel weekdays at 9:30AM and 12:30PM and on Iowa PBS KIDS .2 daily at 2:30PM and 10:30PM.

About the program:

Elinor Wonders Why encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don't understand, and find answers using science inquiry skills. Elinor, the most observant and curious bunny-rabbit in Animal Town, will introduce kids to science, nature, and community along with her friends Ari, a funny and imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant. Together, the trio explores Animal Town and meets all kinds of interesting, funny, and quirky characters, each with something to teach us about respecting others, the importance of diversity, caring for the environment, and working together to solve problems.

Iowa PBS is formerly known as Iowa Public Television. New name. Same essential mission.

As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, non-commercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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