WGCU Public Media premiered Curious Kids in the spring of 2011. As the only public broadcasting TV program in Florida starring kids and for kids, Curious Kids quickly became a big hit in Southwest Florida. Under the direction of international children’s educator /singer/songwriter, Rosie Emery, dozens of kids from Southwest Florida have starred in this award-winning program. WGCU has produced 14 Curious Kids programs featuring more than 140 segments highlighting:
Healthy eating, exercise and self-esteem
The world of Southwest Florida from an environmental and historical perspective
Exploring the people, places and ecology of Southwest Florida and discovering characteristics shared with countries across the world.
Curious Kids Nominated for an Emmy!
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter released the 39th Annual Suncoast Emmy® Awards 2015 Program Nominees, and we're proud to announce that Curious Kids was nominated for the segment "What is a Watershed?" The award ceremony is in Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 5, where winners will be announced. Congratulations to Writer/Producer: Rosie Emery; Lead Videographer/Editor: Corey Morrison; Videographer: Tim Kenney and Executive Producer: Barbara Linstrom.
WGCU Public Media partnered with the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) to produce "What is a Watershed?” to educate kids in Southwest Florida's coastal region. The segment features the Curious Kids exploring questions adults often can’t answer – what is a watershed? What is an estuary? Where does the watershed begin? How does water travel to the estuary? If you live inland, do you still affect the estuary? The focus is on interconnections between inland and coastal communities. The “evergreen” video segment premiered in a Curious Kids TV episode in December 2014 and continues to air as an interstitial 20 times/year.
Curious Kids Videos
The Curious Kids are looking for answers as they get out and about in beautiful SWFL.
The Curious Kids see how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math are woven together.
The Curious Kids discover different ways people volunteer their time in Southwest Florida.