JOHNSTON, IOWA (September 20, 2022) — Iowa PBS was honored with a Public Media Award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) during the 54th Annual Public Media Awards on September 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Iowa PBS took home an award in the Innovation in Education category for Iowa Science Phenomena.
Iowa Science Phenomena is a growing, online collection of science resources created, curated, and collected by Iowa educators and Iowa PBS for use in the classroom. The collection emphasizes the identification and publication of Iowa-specific phenomena, particularly those that represent locally-relevant or unique concepts, and connects them with Iowa Core science curriculum.
“With more than 150 media-based phenomena, the collection is an amazing resource for Iowa’s educators,” said Director of Educational Services Ken Harrison. “This recognition for our team’s work is a great honor, as much as it is to share the collection with Iowa’s future innovators.”
The PMAs are a national honor for public television's finest work in community engagement, content, education, marketing/communications, independent productions, and overall excellence.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and award winners,” said NETA President Eric Hyyppa. “This year the entries were exemplary, showcasing the best of the best from across the public media system.”
NETA is a professional association representing 294 member stations in 48 states, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general-audience content, educational services, professional development and trusted financial management services to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups, and public media as a whole.
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