Kids science

If you have a child who loves science, they could be a cast member on the show “Curious Crew,” which is seen on PBS stations across America. What a great way to introduce your little one to the joy and mystery of science, plus get their feet wet in the film world.

“Curious Crew” is a children’s television show about science produced by WKAR at Michigan State University. The mid-Michigan PBS affiliate is holding an open casting call for children ages 9 to 13 for season nine, which is scheduled for production in the fall of 2022. “In this award-winning original series from WKAR, host Dr. Rob Stephenson and the ‘Curious Crew’ of kids take a hands-on approach to exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” a press release states.

The auditions will take place Thursday, August 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at WKAR studios on the Michigan State campus. A parent or guardian must be present with any child auditioning. “Curious Crew” premiered on WKAR-HD in November of 2014. The show has won a range of awards, including 12 Regional Emmy® awards (Michigan NATAS), six Broadcast Excellence Awards (Michigan Association of Broadcasters) and three awards from NETA (National Educational Telecommunication Association). Head to wkar.org and find “Casting Call for Curious Crew” (wkar.org/casting-call-curious-crew) for more information and a schedule.

“We’re excited to have a casting call once again after filming virtually the past two seasons,” Carol Yancho, WKAR senior producer, said in a statement, adding that she’s looking to add 30 new cast members to join Curious Crew veterans in the upcoming season. “It has become somewhat of a community event for WKAR, and it’s great to see parents and children from all over Michigan come to audition. Kids will be back in studio with Dr. Rob this fall, and we’ve got plenty of fun investigations planned for the Crew.”

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