University of Central Missouri: Free Family Event and TV Series Preview Screening Hosted by KMOS PBS and Runge Conservation Nature Center June 23

KMOS PBS and the Runge Conservation Nature Center have partnered to present KMOS PBS Adventure Day beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23. This free public event, sponsored in part by Hitachi Energy of Jefferson City, will take place at the nature center in Jefferson City.

During this community event, staff from the Runge Conservation Nature Center and KMOS PBS will encourage visitors to participate in nature exploration stations, archery and fishing, and tour the facility’s amazing exhibits. A special opportunity to interact with PBS KIDS Nature Cat and engage in a variety of PBS KIDS activities also will be available.

At 6 p.m. that evening, attendees will enjoy the opportunity to see a special ‘Sneak Peek’ of the new PBS series “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston.” This new six-part series premiering Tuesday, July 5 will take viewers on an adventure-filled journey to explore the diverse array of regions across the U.S. and see how landscapes shape the way Americans work, play and interact with the outdoors. Your host will be Baratunde Thurston, “New York Times” bestselling author of “How to Be Black,” creator and host of the podcast “How to Citizen with Baratunde” and outdoor enthusiast.

“KMOS PBS is excited to partner with such an amazing facility at the Runge Nature Center. Our goal is to bring our community out to experience all the great resources available and to experience the natural world and all it offers” said Scott Alvested, community engagement coordinator for KMOS PBS.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with KMOS PBS to educate and engage with people through exploration stations and activities. This will be a great opportunity for adults and children to learn, and have fun while doing it,” said Kevin Lohraff, manager of Runge Nature Center.