The CyberSquad is back in action on November 9 when all new episodes of the PBS KIDS math series Cyberchase premiere on PBS stations across the country.
Produced by THIRTEEN, Season 10 takes kids on educational adventures involving math, health, and the environment – from encouraging kids to be active and eat well, to teaching kids about reducing waste and growing gardens.
And on Monday, for the first time, two full-length episodes premiered online and on the PBS KIDS Video app ahead of the on-air premiere.
To extend the season’s health theme in communities, THIRTEEN partnered with ChildObesity180 at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy to develop Cyberchase: STEP IT UP.
It is a program that inspires kids and educators to find opportunities to work more steps into their regular day while learning related concepts in math. Across the country, approximately 6,000 children will participate in the program, pursuing a collective goal of adding 30 million extra steps.
“Cyberchase brings math to life with adventure, humor and kid-friendly themes,” said Sandra Sheppard, Executive Producer of Cyberchase and Director of Children’s & Educational Media at THIRTEEN. “This season, we’re excited to help foster positive and healthy habits in children and to tap into their love for nature.”
New digital content from Cyberchase is on the way too. For teachers, Cyberchase will make lesson plans, video clips and the Cyberchase: STEP IT UP program guide available for free download through PBS LearningMedia, PBS’ digital media service for K-12 classrooms. Tips and activities for families will be available on PBS Parents. This spring, a new original web series and game will debut.
Cyberchase airs Monday-Friday at 4:30PM and Sundays at 11AM on THIRTEEN in New York. Parents can check listings for their local PBS station for broadcast times in their area and can also stream episodes for free anytime on the Cyberchase website or the PBS KIDS Video app.
Cyberchase is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Executive producers are Sandra Sheppard, THIRTEEN’s Director of Children’s & Educational Media, and Ellen Doherty. Producer is Kristin DiQuollo.
Funding for Cyberchase is provided by The JPB Foundation and Ernst & Young LLP. Additional funding is provided by the Tiger Baron Foundation.