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Schedule for Wednesday, May 23
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. - MonarchLIVE: In the Mexican Mountains - PWN/EFT
8:00 p.m. - MonarchLIVE: Community Conservation in Mexico - PWN/EFT
9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

Schedule for Thursday, May 24
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. - LRSD Community Advisory Board Meeting (Replay)
11:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board


 

DISTANCE LEARNING EVENTS:

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.

 

SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
Deep-Ocean Discovery: Octopods and Squids with Zoologist Mike Vecchione
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet Dr. Mike Vecchione, a NOAA zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Learn about octopods and squids, members of the remarkable group called "cephalopods." Marvel at how they have no backbones, yet boast camera-like eyes and super camouflage capabilities. Find out how Mike uses technologies, including telepresence and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), to study cephalopods in the deepest ocean. See how he is learning about species rarely or never seen before. Consider how little we know about the biodiversity and habits of deep ocean life.  Get Teaching Resources

WEBCAST LINK

 

SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
Recovering Voices: Sustaining Global Linguistic Diversity with Linguist Gabriela Pérez Báez
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet Dr. Gabriela Pérez Báez, the Curator of Linguistics at the National Museum of Natural History. Learn about the world's incredible diversity of languages and the wealth of knowledge and information they hold. See how we all acquire language based on which sounds and sentences we get exposed to when we're young. Find out what the dialect you speak reveals about your history and culture. Take a journey with Gabriela to Mexico, where she is working with a Zapotec community to document and revitalize a threatened language. Learn what the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative is doing to sustain the world’s languages. During the program she answers questions in Spanish and English.  Get Teaching Resources

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SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
Human Impacts and Extinction of Freshwater Snails with Zoologist Ellen Strong

Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet Dr. Ellen Strong, a zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Learn about the risks faced by snail populations in rapidly-changing freshwater ecosystems. Consider the ecological impacts of human activities such as damming and mining, which supply people with resources. Follow Ellen to freshwater streams around the U.S. as she studies vulnerable snail populations. See how Ellen discovers new species as she races to catalogue the biodiversity of freshwater snails, even as some species are faced with extinction.
Get Teaching Resources

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Stuart Gibbs
Audience: Students in Grades 4-6

Stuart Gibbs is known for his humorous and suspenseful series of books including FunJungle, The Last Musketeer, and the New York Times bestselling Spy School and Moon Base Alpha series.

A list of online resources including curriculum guides is available at https://www.fcps.edu/node/34597.

WEBCAST LINK

 

SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
Assassin Flies: Predators of the Insect World with Entomologist Torsten Dikow
Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet Dr. Torsten Dikow, an entomologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Marvel at how predatory assassin flies are able to catch other insects, even larger ones, during flight. Learn about the incredible biodiversity of these flies, with more than 7,500 species distributed around the globe. Accompany Torsten on a journey through southern Africa, Australia, and the U.S., where he captures flies to figure out their evolutionary relationships. See how Torsten has been able to describe almost 70 new species of assassin and related flies by examining their body features and DNA.
Online teaching resources are available.

WEBCAST LINK

 

SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
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.

WEBCAST LINK

 

SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE HOW?
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.

WEBCAST LINK

 

MEET THE AUTHOR: Ruta Sepetys
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 https://www.fcps.edu/node/34192.

WEBCAST LINK

 

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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Prince Willian Network:

 

CavesLIVE
 

The CavesLIVE distance learning adventures are now available as streaming videos with English and Spanish captions at https://CavesLIVE.org and with English captions on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/fsnaturelive. Watch the two CavesLIVE videos anytime:

-- CavesLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure – Scientists answered questions from students during this live, 45-minute program from Luray Caverns in Virginia.

-- CavesLIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light – This 40-minute video explores cave ecology, geology, hydrology, and conservation, as well as human uses of caves.

Both programs explore how caves and their rich underground ecosystems connect to our everyday lives. Specially adapted animals, beautiful mirror pools, sparkling crystals, domed caverns, and twisting tunnels lie just below our feet in many areas around the world and even on other planets!  Also, check out the web site at https://CavesLIVE.org for lesson plans and other resources.

The goal of CavesLIVE is to raise awareness and understanding of caves and karst -- a resource that is seldom seen and considered mysterious -- and connect it to people's everyday lives.

Questions?
Contact Kristy Liercke at lierckkx@pwcs.edu or by calling (703) 791-7359. CavesLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and other partners.

 


FreshWaterLIVE

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 https://freshwaterlive.org/webcast-info/western-webcast 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 https://freshwaterlive.org/webcast-info/live-sep-28 to watch a 47-minute program taped live a Grand Lake, Colorado, featuring questions from students.

 

GrasslandsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

The GrasslandsLIVE distance learning adventure is now available as streaming video on YouTube at https://grasslandslive.org/webcast-info/webcast and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhBAsmnnMlc.

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 https://grasslandslive.org/espanol/programa_mexico with both Spanish and English subtitles.

Check out the web site at http://GrasslandsLIVE.org for lesson plans, links to citizen science activities, information about grasslands and more.  Got a question about grasslands?  Ask a scientist at:  http://grasslandslive.org/students/ask-a-scientist.  Also, connect with us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.pwnet.org/FSNatureLIVE) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/FSNatureLIVE).

More Distance Learning Adventures at FSNatureLIVE

Check out more distance learning adventures at http://FSNatureLIVE.org. 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.

Questions?

Contact Kristy Liercke at lierckkx@pwcs.edu 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 http://freshwaterlive.org/webcast-info/webcast.

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 http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/ask-a-scientist. 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 http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/get-involved
-- Learn about water and watersheds http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/links
-- Access lesson plans http://freshwaterlive.org/resources/lesson-plans
-- Check out videos and interactive games http://freshwaterlive.org/multimedia/multimedia

 


 

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

Both programs are now available on the ClimateChangeLIVE web site at http://ClimateChangeLIVE.org 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 http://climatechangelive.org/index.php?pid=199.

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 http://WetlandsLIVE.pwnet.org.

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 http://wetlandslive.pwnet.org/program_info/webcast_mar08.php. 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 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbluN1n0-ozryWoNy_3ji0EPnq83LeMjl


 

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.

Click Here


 

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LINKS

NASA-TV Education TV Schedule

  Fairfax Public School Network

  Prince William Public School Network

National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trips

ShamuTV

SeaWorld: Just For Teachers

Education News Parents Can Use (Archive)


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