Happy Friday! Discovery Education had a busy week, hosting on Thursday, April 23 both a live My Brother’s Keeper panel discussion, and a virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life celebrating the role STEM plays in agriculture.
My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color; the live panel featured local and national leaders discussing the important efforts being taken thus far. The virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life engaged middle school students in STEM topics through a real-world look at the innovative technologies and scientific practices used during the planting and harvest seasons.
Here’s some other news you may have missed this week:
- “Return to Amish,” “Gypsy Sisters” Renewed by TLC (The Wrap)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Discusses His Giant Treehouse (USA Today)
- Discovery Education, NASA, and The White House Celebrate Space Day With Virtual Field Trip (Space Ref)
- Dean Potter: Yosemite’s Elder Madman Speaks (Men’s Journal)
- “Valley Uprising” Documentary Shows the Extreme Rock Climbing Revolution (Sports Illustrated)
- Eurosport Signs Evert for Tennis’ French Open (Broadcasting & Cable)
- Eurosport Scores Champions League for Singapore (Worldscreen)
- Pitch Perfect: An Inside Look at Discovery’s Personalized Upfront (AdAge)
- Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is Pregnant! (People)
- Melissa Etheridge’s French Canadian British American Spanish Ancestor (Huffington Post)
And in more exciting news, the first Shark Week promo has been released – and let’s just say, it’s jawsome! (Watch the video below and you’ll understand!)