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September 15, 2009 12:33 ET

PCS Edventures! Announces Contracts With Al Riyadh Schools

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - PCS Edventures! (OTCBB: PCSV) today announced it has recently hosted Dr. Abdulilah Al-Musharraf, who traveled from Riyadh to visit PCS and to discuss recently signed contracts between PCS Middle East and the prestigious Riyadh Schools. Dr. Al-Musharraf, with a PhD in Curriculum Development from Ohio University, has extensive curriculum expertise and has served as the General Director of the Curriculum Department for the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and also as the General Supervisor of the Education Development Project of the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS). Riyadh Schools has been working with Dr. Refai and PCS Middle East over the past two years.

Dr. Musharraf said, "I am extremely impressed by PCS and your efforts to transform curriculum design and professional development. Your innovative, student-centered programs are amazing, and are exactly what is needed to improve education in the Middle East. This was a very productive visit which will create a long term relationship between our companies."

The recently signed contracts between PCS and Al Riyadh Schools address the implementation of technology-based laboratories designed and managed by PCS into grades 4 and 7 of Al Riyadh Schools. These labs will be studied for expansion into eleven other Mawhiba schools located throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. King Abdul Aziz and his Men for Talent and Creativity (Mawhiba) is a national gifted and talented institution chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. The contract also specifies that PCS personnel will teach the classes and manage the labs, and that an annual challenge competition in robotics and engineering will be implemented and managed by PCS. Next year, PCS and Al Riyadh plan to continue expansion of the program with two additional grade levels, and continuing each year until full implementation of all grades from the primary and intermediate stages. "We view this relationship as an outstanding opportunity to position our programs for core curriculum expansion into Saudi public schools," said Joe Equsquiza, VP of International Sales for PCS. "To date, we believe we have secured a good position in out-of-class and after-school activities in Saudi Arabia, and we feel this new relationship will pave the way into the classroom for us."

PCS and Al Riyadh Schools also plan on partnering in other areas including curriculum and professional development for teachers. During his visit, Dr. Musharraf discussed curriculum-publishing opportunities available in the Kingdom that fit well with PCS expertise. He and PCS representatives also met with Idaho State University and discussed the ISU-PCS partnership that enables Saudi teachers to receive continuing education units from ISU. "We plan to launch a significant professional development initiative in partnership with Al Riyadh Schools this Fall," said Dr. Mohammed Yasser Refai, Managing Director of PCS Middle East. "Every educator in the Kingdom can benefit from our teacher certification programs in educational methods and leadership." More details and pictures can be viewed online by visiting the PCS Corporate Blog at http://www.pcsedu.com/news

About Al Riyadh Schools

Al Riyadh Schools is considered the top rated private school in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia featuring extensive campuses and facilities for both girls and boys. Originally established to serve Saudi royalty, the Al Riyadh Schools have been a leader in innovation and quality education for over thirty years.

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development and delivery of educational learning labs bundled with related technologies and programs to the K-12 market worldwide. The PCS suite of products ranges from hands-on learning labs in technology-rich topics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to services rich in imagination, innovation, and creativity. PCS programs operate in over 6,000 sites in all 50 United States as well as in 17 countries Internationally. Additional information is at http://www.edventures.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations or forecasts of future events, can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, and are subject to various business risks and known and unknown uncertainties, a number of which are beyond the control of management. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information respecting factors that could materially affect the Company and its operations are contained in its annual report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended March 31, 2009 and Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2009 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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