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The Family Fun Guide

Season 4 | Episode 401 | Length: 26:47

Experts and educators reveal exciting family pastimes that do double-duty: They’re fun and educational!

Our Guests

Lora Hutelmyer

Lora (Lo) Hutelmyer is currently the youth program manager at Venture Outdoors. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Penn State and spent three years teaching middle school math and science in South Carolina and Texas. Lo is an alumnus of the Children & Nature Network's Natural Leaders program.

Amber Rooke

Amber Rooke is the Education Coordinator for the Brashear Association, a community non-profit serving South Pittsburgh families for almost 100 years. The Brashear Association's Education Department operates the Allentown Learning and Engagement Center, which conducts after-school programming, summer camps and weekend programs.

Brian Stamford

Brian Stamford is a Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), an organization providing specialized services to 42 suburban school districts in Allegheny County. Brian also serves as an Innovation Consultant with the AIU's Center for Creativity, which provides opportunities for educators to learn innovative instructional practices, and learn about new educational technology and STEAM concepts in a dynamic, hands‐on environment.

Shawn Grimes

Shawn Grimes has nearly 20 years of experience as a technologist in a variety of fields including mobile, cyber security, and software engineering. He is the Executive Director and Director of Technology at the Digital Harbor Foundation in Baltimore, where they use technology and maker skills to develop a blend of creativity and productivity in youth and educators.

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After the Show

Length: 0:47

Our guest Ni’Shai likes geocaching so much that she created a song about it. We thought you'd enjoy hearing it, too!


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