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Energy Express on WVPB-TV

9 a.m. on WVPB-TV

Join host Zack Harold for fun, engaging activities

This summer educational series on West Virginia Public Broadcasting offers literacy, STEM and other programming for children and families.

WVU Extension and West Virginia Public Broadcasting have partnered to bring youth programming into the homes of West Virginia families. Viewers can tune in to WVPB-TV to enjoy engaging and fun activities in literacy, STEM, art, cooking, nature and more. 

Did you miss an episode? Don't worry, you can catch up on all of the latest episodes via the Energy Express on WVPB YouTube Channel. Tune in, share with friends and family and learn something new!

WVU Extension's Energy Express programming on West Virginia Public Broadcasting will air Monday through Friday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. beginning June 20 on WVPB-TV. A listing of all local stations are available at  WVPB-TV stations.

Coming to WVPB

Season 3, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 25, 2022, 9 a.m.  

We’re kicking off week six with a read-aloud of “The Earth Gives More” by Sue Fleiss. Read by Lauren Seiler, Director of Development at WVU Extension, and her son Henry, this story details the beauty that Earth has to offer. Next, Meshea Poore gives some great advice on how to deal with new beginnings. Then, we head to the kitchen with Angela Lawrence, a WVU Extension family and community development agent, to get a few tips on how to pack a healthy, balanced lunch for school. Next, a group of West Virginia 4-H’ers talks about how to explore and pursue career pathways in areas related to climate change. To finish off today, Kerri Carte is back to teach us how to make homemade popcorn with flavors even better than the pre-made kind.  

Season 3, Episodes 21-25 - Energy Express on WVPB 

Monday, July 18, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Week five starts with a read-aloud of “Say Something” by Peter H. Reynolds. Tara Curtis, director of marketing and communications at WVU Extension, kicks off this sweet story read by the WVU Extension communications team! Then we pass it over to two 4-H’ers, Megan and Vivian, to talk about climate change. They discuss how to organize and participate in meaningful activism. West Virginia State Senate representative and Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin even makes an appearance to talk about how youth can get in contact with their legislators. Next, Joe Obidzinksi, program coordinator and historian at WVU Jackson’s Mill, leads us through the long history of how Jackson’s Mill became the hub for West Virginia 4-H camps. He also guides us on a tour of parts of the campus and explains how the buildings got their names.  

All Episodes

Videos from the Series

This YouTube playlist contains videos from the Energy Express on WVPB series. To access other videos, click the top right corner of the YouTube video to see the rest of the videos.

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1