Be a PBS Nerd for PBS39

Be a PBS Nerd for PBS39 supports

What Are You a Nerd For?

Everyone’s a nerd for something, and PBS39 wants to know, what are you a nerd for?

First, sign up to Be a PBS Nerd to share your inner nerd. Then, create or join a PBS Nerd Challenge or PBS Nerd Event that speaks to who you are, and what makes you passionate—whatever that may be! ​

Whether it’s hosting a Hamilton karaoke party or binge-watching the Cosmos, the nerd world is your oyster.

Sign up now to Be a PBS Nerd and create your own PBS Nerd Challenge or host your own PBS Nerd Event!

What are PBS Nerd Challenges and PBS Nerd Events?

A PBS Nerd Challenge is a personal challenge you create to invite friends and family to take on for fun to show your support for PBS39 and PBS Nerds everywhere. Nerd Challenges should be an activity that highlights your nerdy passion.

Not into the Nerd Challenges? That's okay! Host a PBS Nerd Event. Invite friends over for a Downton Abbey watching marathon, or Ken Burns Trivia Night-whatever your nerdy heart desires!

Not sure what to do? Get ideas for your PBS Nerd Challenge and PBS Nerd Events by browsing the Calendar to see what others are doing!

Why Participate?

By participating, you'll help us raise money and awareness in support of the wide variety of interests that PBS and PBS39 caters to through our exceptional programming and resources, and also promote two hallmarks of public media—diversity and inclusion.

You'll also have the chance to win great prizes, including PBS Nerd swag. Earn points for everything you do! Check out the Leader Boards for more details.

Nerds united at our Bob Ross Kickoff Event!

Thanks to everyone that attended our first kickoff event at Bottle & Bottega! We had a great getting our nerd on and learning to paint like Bob Ross!

Thanks to Our Local PBS Nerd Supporters!