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February 20, 2015

Tune In: Plants and Pollinators Art Challenge Winners on the Radio this Saturday!

by Melissa Harding

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Tomorrow, February 21st at 10:35 am, The Saturday Light Brigade family radio station will feature a 25-min interview with the “Plants and Pollinators” middle school art winners from the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps competition. Over 344 area students created beautiful drawings that reflect the relationship between plants their pollinators. Hear from the winners about the challenge and what they learned from it!

The Saturday Light Brigade can be heard every Saturday morning on WRCT 88.3 FM. It also streams live at slbradio.org where the interview will be archived under Neighborhood Voices.

Read more about this challenge and learn about the Fairchild Challenge competition HERE!

The above picture was a winning drawing in the most recent challenge!

December 26, 2014

Tune In: Edible Plants and People Photo Winners on the Radio this Saturday!

by Melissa Harding

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Tomorrow, December 27th at 10:35 am, The Saturday Light Brigade family radio station will feature a 25-min interview with the Edible Plants and People middle school photo winners from the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps competition. Over 465 area students created photo essays that reflect the relationship between people and the food on their plates. Hear from the winners about the challenge and what they learned from it!

The Saturday Light Brigade can be heard every Saturday morning on WRCT 88.3 FM. It also streams live at slbradio.org where the interview will be archived under Neighborhood Voices.

Read more about the previous challenge and  learn about the Fairchild Challenge competition at the blog!

The above picture was a winning photo in the most recent challenge!

November 18, 2014

Tune In: “You Unplugged” Essay Winners on the Radio this Saturday!

by Melissa Harding

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Saturday, November 22nd at 10:05 am, The Saturday Light Brigade family radio station will feature a 25-min interview with the You Unplugged middle school essay winners from the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps competition. Over 1,250 area students wrote reflective essays in response to the challenge of entirely giving up technology for one day. Hear from the winners about the challenge and what they learned from it!

The Saturday Light Brigade can be heard every Saturday morning on WRCT 88.3 FM. It also streams live at slbradio.org where the interview will be archived under Neighborhood Voices.

Read more about the You Unplugged challenge and the Fairchild Challenge competition at the previous blog post!

The above picture was taken by Science Education staff and volunteers.

December 6, 2012

Tune In: “You Unplugged: Nearby Nature” Essay Winners on the Radio this Saturday!

by Melissa Harding

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Saturday, Dec 8 at 10:05 am, The Saturday Light Brigade family radio station will feature a 25-min interview with two middle school student You Unplugged: Nearby Nature essay winners from the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps competition. A total of 579 students from around the Pittsburgh area wrote reflective essays in response to the challenge of tracking for one day both their entertainment technology use and nearby nature interactions, then giving up entertainment technology entirely for a second day and seeing how it affected them and their connection to nearby nature. Hear from the winning essayists about the challenge and what they learned from it!

The Saturday Light Brigade can be heard every Saturday morning on WRCT 88.3 FM. It also streams live at slbradio.org where the interview will be archived under Neighborhood Voices.

And read more about the You Unplugged: Nearby Nature challenge and the Fairchild Challenge competition at the previous blog post.

The above picture was taken and is copyrighted by Molly Steinwald.

August 28, 2012

High School Interns on the Radio!

by Melissa Harding

Over the summer, our high school interns take many different educational field trips to learn about sustainability in Pittsburgh. This summer, they took trips as diverse as to the woods of Schenley Park to Conservation Consultants Inc. on the South Side to the botany labs at the University of Pittsburgh.

One of the trips that they took was to the WYEP/WESA studios on the South Side. The interns toured the Community Broadcast Center, which has the distinction of being the first LEED-certified radio station in the nation. While they were touring the studio, they also had a chance to experience a radio interview in the recording studio. The interns were interviewed by Jennifer Szweda Jordan, of the Allegheny Front radio show, about what they feel are the most pressing environmental issues facing us today and how they feel those problems are being addressed.

It was a great experience for the interns to recall what they had learned over the course of the internship and use it to form their own opinions on the topic. Renewable energy sources, moving away from fossil-fuel dependence and reducing waste were among the most popular answers.

If you would like to listen to our incredibly articulate and thoughtful interns in their radio debut, visit the Allegheny Front and check them out!

The above photo was taken by Kate Borger.

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