The C-SPAN bus is taking a break this week from its cross-country trip to all 50 state capitals to visit the Tampa Bay area.
C-SPAN launched the cross-country bus trip to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its bus program, which the network says is an effort to engage with educators and local community members on important civic issues.
The revamped bus that will visit Tampa Bay will have the following upgrades, according to a network press release:
- Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad of political and educational resources
- A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers
- A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming
- A D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experience through social media
"Students and teachers are invited aboard the bus to learn about C-SPAN Classroom, a free online educational resource, and C-SPAN's national documentary competition, StudentCam," the network added in the release.
The bus will make the following bay-area stops Tuesday and Wednesday: