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Nov. 1, 2006

PBS' DragonflyTV to hold casting call at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The PBS national program DragonflyTV is currently seeking “real kids doing real science!” in the Birmingham area for an episode taping in December. The program will hold an open casting call Saturday, Nov. 11, for children between the ages of 11-14. The screening will take place on the Birmingham-Southern College campus at the Southern Environmental Center from 1-4 p.m. This is not a paid opportunity.

DragonflyTV, now in its sixth season, airs on PBS stations nationwide and combines a powerful educational strategy and a mix of music and visuals that grab the attention of today's kids. The program is producing seven new episodes of middle school children engaged in inquiry-based investigations on location at science centers across America. The Southern Environmental Center at BSC will be the site of one of the episode tapings.

Any outgoing and curious child within the age range is invited to attend the casting call. About 30-40 children will be videotaped while participating in a short question-and-answer session. From these taped sessions, the program will select only 5-6 children for a video conference call back. Two children will then be selected to appear in the taped program which will take place at the BSC Southern Environmental Center in December.

Birmingham-Southern College is located at 900 Arkadelphia Road. For more information, contact the BSC Southern Environmental Center at 205/226-4934.

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