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Grant will allow World Awareness Children’s Museum to expand TV programming

Grant will allow World Awareness Children’s Museum to expand TV programming

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World Awareness Children's Museum Executive Director Bethanie Muska Lawrence teaches about Italy and Italian culture in WACM’s “Living Room Explorers” series, available on YouTube.

GLENS FALLS — The World Awareness Children’s Museum recently received a $2,000 grant that will fund the museum’s partnership with Look Media Resources to produce and air free cultural and museum-based educational programming for children and families.

The funding was provided through Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant program.

These TV programs, titled “Worldwide Explorers,” will introduce children and adults to international groups, cultures and traditions, as well as art and artifacts from the museum’s collections.

Content will include segments about how to analyze art while being an “Art Detective” and behind-the-scenes looks at the museum’s 10,000-plus artifact collection.

The programs will teach children simple words and phrases in languages other than English, will help children learn about different countries and cultures through games, and will broaden the education of families who are able to watch.

“Worldwide Explorers” episodes will begin airing as soon as this summer and will remain on air through the end of the year. They will also be available on the museum’s website and Look Media’s website.

The museum’s current programming, “Living Room Explorers,” airs weekdays on Look TV.

“Thanks to the Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant, we are able to realize our dream of showcasing our vast art and artifact collections to a much broader audience than we have had the ability to reach in the past,” said Bethanie Muska Lawrence, WACM executive director, in a news release.

“We are incredibly eager to begin creating and producing episodes of ‘Worldwide Explorers’ so that children and families alike can learn about cultures and people groups that are different from their own.”

Look TV is on Spectrum Cable in Saratoga County on Channel 68, and in Warren and Washington counties on Channel 8, and over the air from Albany north on Channel 31.

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