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Education | Kids

The Buffalo Toronto Public Media education and outreach team creates educational materials related to WNED PBS productions. These materials, which are free, include lesson plans, classroom posters and comprehensive program websites. Frequently we are out in the community, either in schools or partnering with organizations who share our vision to raise awareness about important issues or to provide support and materials where needed. Buffalo Toronto Public Media is also the coordinating station for PBS TeacherLine NY and promotes literacy through projects like the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest.


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Reading Rainbow | The Tin Forest | Remembering 9/11  

Two stories, one fictional and one real-life, demonstrate the healing power of the human spirit. In Helen Ward's book The Tin Forest, a sad old man decides to change things and gradually transforms his surroundings from gloomy and lonely to lush and full. Jeff Bridges reads the story, and LeVar relates the book's theme to what happened in downtown Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks. 


Learn at Home

We are here to support families, educators, and students as a community classroom during these challenging times. Find special program schedules, tools & resources.

The War of 1812

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history.

Tragedy and Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction

Teens, families and individuals share intimate stories of their struggle with addiction.

Focus On Education: Student Voices

This program features candid conversation with teens about issues they face in education.

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PBS KIDS School Readiness

PBS KIDS Testimonials: Meet Carson