Education & Outreach wins national award

Education & Outreach wins national award South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Education and Outreach department was presented with a prestigious NETA Award in the Promotion: Special Events category at the annual National Educational Telecommunication Association Awards, held this January in Charleston, SC.

SDPB received the award for the Read Across South Dakota with Clifford the Big Red Dog program, which took place June 9-13, 2003.

Read Across South Dakota was a children's literacy program made possible through a partnership with the South Dakota State Library Children's Services. SDPB Education and Outreach staff Wess Pravecek and Sherri Rodgers Blumer traveled to 10 libraries around the state to conduct summer reading programs, distribute books and give kids a chance to meet their favorite PBS Kids character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, in person.

NETA is a professional association that serves public television stations and educational entities in all 50 states by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation. Each year, the NETA Awards honor their members' best work in promotion, outreach, instructional media, and program production. Professional peer panels judged each entry on its creativity, originality, effectiveness, and overall excellence.

Read Across South Dakota is done each summer featuring a different PBS Kids character and book series.

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