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Schedule for Thursday, December 14
5:00 a.m.
- LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
9:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Programmming
11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
2:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Programmming
5:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
5:30 p.m. - LRSD Community Advisory Board Meeting (Live)
9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

Schedule for Friday, December 15
5:00 a.m.
- LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
9:00 a.m. - Educational Programmming
11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
2:00 p.m. - Educational Programmming
5:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
7:00 p.m. - WetlandsLIVE! Wading Into Wetlands - PWN
8:00 p.m. - WetlandsLIVE! Discover Wetlands - PWN
9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board




Fairfax Network

The Fairfax Network is Fairfax County Public Schools' award-winning, grant-funded producer of distance learning programming, which provides free enrichment resources for educators in FCPS and around the globe.


Inside the Smithsonian’s Fossil Prep Lab with Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet Michelle Pinsdorf, fossil preparator at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever wondered how scientists decipher the information encrypted in fossils? Every fossil is a time capsule containing a record of events that happened on Earth thousands or millions of years ago. Michelle cleans and prepares fossils to better expose them for study and display. See how she carefully preserves fossils to maintain their value far into the future. Consider how art and fossil preparation go hand in hand. Online teaching resources are available.



What Tiny Marine Fossils Reveal about Extinction with Paleontologist Gene Hunt
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet Dr. Gene Hunt, paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever wondered what makes a species likely to go extinct? Some species have a long tenure on Earth, while others go extinct more rapidly. Gene analyzes fossils of tiny ocean animals called ostracodes to tease out what characteristics govern their tenacity on Earth. See how microscopy helps him tell males from females. Marvel at the methods he uses to test the hypothesis that sex differences play a role in whether a species can survive environmental changes.



Audience: Students in Grades 8-12

She’s a “seeker of lost stories.” During a BookList Reader interview, Ruta Sepetys said, “I want to give voice to those who have never had a chance to tell their story.” Her books are published in over 50 countries and in 36 languages; and read by teens and adults alike.

Her latest historical fiction, Salt to the Sea, is a New York Times Bestseller. Told from the character’s point of view, the book follows the struggles of three teenagers who seek refuge during the end of World War II but find tragedy instead.

According to Kirkus Reviews, “Sepetys combines research (described in extensive backmatter) with well-crafted fiction to bring to life another little-known story…”. Sepetys says, “I love historical research. It’s like being a detective. I get to interview people and hunt down details and turn over lots of rocks.” Her thorough research is shown in the “Research and Notes” in the back of the novel.

A list of online resources including reading group guides is available at



Meet the Author: Jason Reynolds
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Once a reluctant reader, author Jason Reynolds never imaged that he would become a writer of books for students in middle grades. And not just a writer, a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors.

According to the author, his books — The Boy in the Black Suit, As Brave as You, All American Boys, Ghost – are “slice-of-life stories typically revolving around African-American teenagers, specifically in urban environments.”

In an interview with School Library Journal, Reynolds said, “I just want to write real characters living real life, and in real life, things happen."

Additional Information

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Everyone needs fresh water to live, but fresh water is limited and precious. We’ll adventure from the headwaters in the mountain peaks, through the protective forests, into our cities and countryside, and ultimately to the sea. Be a part of this online webcast with scientists from the US Forest Service and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Learn how you can take action to conserve and protect the water in your hometown.

You can watch one or both of these videos:

CLICK HERE to watch a 24-minute video highlighting watersheds in Colorado.  This program, produced by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, features Carl Chambers, a US Forest Service hydrologist, a Bob Raynolds, a geologist with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

CLICK HERE to watch a 47-minute program taped live a Grand Lake, Colorado, featuring questions from students.

Stay Tuned for Our Next Webcast:  CavesLIVE

Save the date for March 14, 2018 for CavesLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure. Go to and join us for an exploration of the world beneath our feet, and find out how we are connected to these amazing underground resources.


GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

The GrasslandsLIVE distance learning adventure is now available as streaming video on YouTube at and

GrasslandsLIVE is geared toward students in grades 4-8 as well as others who have an interest in this important ecosystem. Learn about:  the management and conservation of grasslands; birds and other animals that depend on grassland habitat; the connection between grasslands in the U.S. and Mexico; and how to participate in citizen science programs.

If you weren’t able to watch the live program in Spanish from the Biosphere Reserve in Janos, you can watch it online at with both Spanish and English subtitles.

Check out the web site at for lesson plans, links to citizen science activities, information about grasslands and more.  Got a question about grasslands?  Ask a scientist at:  Also, connect with us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

More Distance Learning Adventures at FSNatureLIVE

Check out more distance learning adventures at Click on Video Adventures to find downloadable videos to use in classrooms, presentations or visitor centers. Find citizen science opportunities, access an inventory of instructional resources, download lesson plans, and view archived webinars and webcasts.


Contact Kristy Liercke at or by calling (703) 791-7359. GrasslandsLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and other national and international partners.



FreshWaterLIVE Available as Streaming Video

The FreshWaterLIVE distance learning adventures is now available as streaming video at

FreshWaterLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an online exploration of the origins, travels and perils of fresh water. This electronic field trip brings learning about fresh water to students, teachers, non-formal learners, and all who have an interest in this important resource.

Check out the fresh water questions and answers at The web site has a wealth of other resources:
-- Check out grants that could be used for watershed activities
-- Find ways to get involved in conserving and learning about fresh water
-- Learn about water and watersheds
-- Access lesson plans
-- Check out videos and interactive games



ClimateChangeLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
Middle School and High School Students

Both programs are now available on the ClimateChangeLIVE web site at as streaming video and are a great resource for your classroom. Check out:
-- Educate, Inspire and Engage features a presentation by the award-winning Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and covers the science of climate change.
-- Join the Climate Conversation features climate science experts and student perspectives and solutions.

-- The webinars may be watched at

ClimateChangeLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure brings climate learning to classrooms, teachers, and students through a series of webcasts, webinars, and online climate education resources.

ClimateChangeLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and many other partners.


WetlandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
Grades 4-8

Discover wetlands with students from Alaska to Virginia on a program archived at

WetlandsLIVE is geared to students in grades 4 to 8 and provides teachers and students with a fun, informative, and interactive way to learn about wetlands.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch Wetland Connections, you can watch now at A webchat followed the program and lots of great wetland questions and answers are available.


BatsLIVE: Bracken Cave Webcast Now Available

If you weren't able to watch the live webcast from Bracken Bat Cave, it’s  now available as streaming video at


Nature’s Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People is available as streaming video.  (Make sure you refresh the page to access the proper videos.)  The program is available in English and Spanish.  Watching the video and conducting a lesson plan available at this link would be a great school activity to get students learning outside.

CLICK HERE to watch

PollinatorLIVE: The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard webcast is also available as streaming video.

CLICK HERE to watch



ShamuTV WebCasts

Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes and a wide array of deeper dive extras.

Accessible in the school classroom via DVD and computer, and on-the-go through tablet and hand-held devices, ShamuTV is perfect for the blended classroom experience.

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NASA-TV Education TV Schedule

  Fairfax Public School Network

  Prince William Public School Network

National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trips


SeaWorld: Just For Teachers

Education News Parents Can Use (Archive)



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