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Curious Crew Returns for Seventh Season

Dr. Rob with Curious Crew and chemistry experiment
Amanda Pinkney

Mondays beginning May 10, 2021 at 5:30pm on WKAR-TV 23.1 | Why does a sock cling to a sweater? How does a rainbow get its colors? Where does wax go when it burns? Explore these questions and more, as Curious Crew returns for a seventh season with ten new episodes.

Curious Crew, the Regional Emmy®-winning original series from WKAR, debuts the new season on Monday, May 10, with a show exploring static electricity. The episode also follows crew reporter Janellyn on a virtual “Curious About Careers” visit with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.

Curious Crew airs in Michigan's capital region on WKAR-TV (ch. 23.1, Comcast 904, WOW 157) on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., with repeats Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (check local listings).

Episodes are also streaming on-demand in the free PBS Video App and online at video.wkar.org.

Dr. Rob Stephenson, the series host and producer, incorporates Next Generation Science Standards into the show, with crew members working on their own to model science phenomena. Topics the crew explores in the new season include static electricity, color science, gears, conservation of mass, solar energy, and more.

Each episode also follows crew reporters who are “Curious About Careers,” as they visit with women working in STEM-related fields. This season, Janellyn and Genesis have fun exploring careers in astronomy, biology, sustainable finance, firefighting, oceanography, technical sales, and more.

Episodes this season have a new look, as all production was conducted following health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crew members participated in all activities by connecting with Dr. Rob at WKAR studios on the campus of Michigan State University via video conferencing technology.
Curious Crew is distributed to public broadcasting stations across the country by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

Since the WKAR original series first aired in October 2014, Curious Crew has been honored with three national awards (NETA and Telly), eight Regional Emmy® awards, and three Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Season seven of Curious Crew is made possible in part with support from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and Consumers Energy.


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