LRSD-TV Schedule

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    AT&T U-verse Channel 99

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    Tuesday, September 27
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - Educational Programming
    4:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    7:00 p.m. - Science How? Fossil Forensics: Plant & Insect Relationships with Paleobiologist Conrad Labandeira - Fairfax Network
    7:30 p.m. - Science How? What Tiny Marine Fossils Reveal about Extinction with Paleontologist Gene Hunt - Fairfax Network
    8:00 p.m. - Science How? Global Change: Reading Ocean Fossils with Brian Huber - Fairfax Network
    8:30 p.m. - Science How? Paleobotany: Climate Change Past and Present with Scott Wing - Fairfax Network
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Wednesday, September 28
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - Educational Programming
    4:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    7:00 p.m. - Apollo 12: The Shocking Story - Stem in 30
    7:30 p.m. - Reboot the Suit: Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit - Stem in 30
    8:00 p.m. - We Choose to Go to the Moon - Stem in 30
    8:30 p.m. - Moon Rocks - STEM in 30
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Thursday, September 29
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - Educational Programming
    4:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    5:30 p.m. - LRSD School Board Meeting (Replay)
    11:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board





    The National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet John Adams

    Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

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    John Adams, founding father and second President of the United States, will share his “thoughts on government," his drafting of the Massachusetts State Constitution—the world’s oldest functioning constitution—and how it compares to the U.S. Constitution.


    The National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer, achieved many firsts during her career. A recipient of the United States Flying Cross, she was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She supported women’s rights and championed roles for women as pilots in the aviation industry.  Known in her day as a celebrity, she became a best-selling author and close personal friend to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Amelia Earhart is portrayed by Pat Jordan of the American Historical Theatre.

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    National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Betsy Ross

    Meet Betsy Ross, American patriot and upholsterer who was credited by her relatives in 1870 with making the first United States flag, as portrayed by Kim Hanley.

    Did Betsy Ross Design the first American Flag? Most likely no, she did not. Did Betsy Ross Sew a Flag for the American Congress early in the struggle for American Freedom from Great Britain? Yes, indeed she did. Was this Flag the first “Stars and Stripes” ever made? Unfortunately, the answer to this question may never be known, but such facts and myths about Betsy Ross have been recounted by generations of Americans. Learn the inspiring story of the patriot, upholsterer, and flag-maker that really was Betsy Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole.

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    National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Thomas Edison

    Meet Thomas Edison, American inventor, scientist and businessman as portrayed by Bob Gleason.

    Thomas Edison developed many devices that influenced life in the United States and around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Edison was dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park.” Less known is his brilliance as a business pioneer. By aligning multiple businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace, he laid the path for today’s General Electric, the company that continues to ask the question: “Why predict the future when you can create it.” Learn how Edison’s inventions changed the world.

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    Fairfax Network’s Meet the Author series has served to promote literacy, and an interest in reading and writing, by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories, offer their writing tips, and encourage students to “keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.” During the half-hour live interactive program, authors describe their approach to the writing process, talk about character development, and sometimes share a sneak peek at their books not yet published. Throughout the program, students are invited to call in with questions, inspiring lively and impromptu responses from the authors.

    Our webcasts are free of charge to individual schools, school districts, regional media resource centers, public television stations, PEG channels, and cable systems.

    For detailed information on upcoming webcasts, please visit the Fairfax Network website.


    Meet the Author: Maria Gianferrari
    September 22 • Audience: Students in Grades K-4 

    Maria Gianferrari is the author of many “ pawsome dog tails,” such as the Penny & Jelly books, Hello Goodbye DogOperation Rescue Dog, and To Dogs with Love, perfect for ages K-4.   Tune into Meet the Author to hear Maria talk about her latest picture book, Being a Dog: A tail of Mindfulness, inspired by her late rescue pup, Becca.  Her books are perfect for ages K-4.

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    Meet the Author: Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
    Audience: Students in Grades pre-K-3

    To Be Announced

    Doreen Cronin is the author of many bestselling and New York Times bestselling picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

    Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and its sequels. 

    MTA website.



    Meet the Author: Sherri Winston
    Audience: Students in Grades 1-5

    On this edition of Meet the Author, Sherri Winston talks about her delightful new chapter book series: Wednesday and Woof, a story centered on a young girl with juvenile arthritis who starts her own detective agency along with her pup, Woof. During the live webcast, the author answered questions from Silverbrook Elementary School (FCPS) students via zoom. A video segment featuring homophones rounds out the show.

    Watch on YouTube



    Meet the Author: Mary Alice Monroe
    Audience: Students in Grades 3-7

    Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven books. She also writes children’s picture books, and a new middle-grade fiction series called, The Islanders written with her longtime colleague, Angela May.

    “The Islanders is the story of friendships forged in the wild, and what happens when kids unplug and experience nature’s power to heal and unite.”

    Watch on YouTube


    Meet the Author: Kat Zhang
    Audience: Students in Grades K-3

    Kat Zhang “loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it’s a tough pick.” Her latest children’s picture book, Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon is a follow-up to her delightful Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

    Watch on YouTube


    Meet the Author: Jarrett Lerner
    Audience: Students in Grades K-3 and 4-8

    In this edition of Meet the Author, Jarrett Lerner talks about his entertaining EngiNerds and Geeger the Robot book series, which celebrate the world of STEM - science, technology, engineering and math.  During the live webcast, the author answered questions from Sleepy Hollow Elementary School (FCPS) students via zoom.  A video segment inspired by the EngiNerd and Geeger series featured the students’ creative and innovative projects.

    Watch on YouTube




    Forgotten Elephants of Deep Time
    Students in Grades 3-8

    Did you know that there were many different species of elephants millions of years ago? Go back in time with Paleontologist Advait Jukar to learn about the different kinds of elephants from the past, see real fossils, and understand how various factors — such as body size, tooth shape, and habitat — each played a role in the evolution of the elephant.


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    Woodsy Owl LIVE

    Woodsy Owl LIVE was a live interactive program provided by the USDA Forest Service. While celebrating Woodsy Owl's 50th birthday, viewers were able to ask conservation questions and have them answered live by experts.




    Great Outdoors LIVE

    Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. America's public lands are a treasured part of our national heritage, representing its grandeur, bountiful promise, and vast natural resources. All citizens share in the rights and the responsibilities of seeing that our public lands are cared for and managed in a way that meets the current and future needs of the American people. Public lands belong to all of us — including you!

    Click Here to watch "Great Outdoors LIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure", which was webcast live on October 2, 2019, from Shoshone National Forest near Cody, Wyoming. During this 54-minute program, learn about: Shoshone National Forest, the first national forest in the U.S.; the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; Golden eagles; the mules that help with maintenance in the National Forests; and the re-introduction of bison on Native American lands, and more!

    NOW available to watch on the web site:

    "Great Outdoors LIVE: Yours to Explore"

    Public lands belong to all of us -- including you!  To learn more, watch “Great Outdoors LIVE: Yours to Explore” at In this 34-minute video, journey from the backyard to the back country as we explore public lands.

    This video will prepare your class for the interactive, question-and-answer program with experts on October 2, noon CT, brought to you LIVE from Shoshone National Forest near Cody, Wyoming. During these programs, learn about:

    -- ecosystems - large and small

    -- what public lands are and their importance

    -- the history of public lands

    -- natural resource careers

    -- connections to indigenous peoples

    -- balancing wildlife and human needs


    Smokey Bear LIVE

    If you weren’t able to join us for our live distance learning adventures from Capitan, New Mexico, the program is now available on the web site at and on YouTube at

    • “Smokey Bear LIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure,” is a 54-minute question-and-answer program webcast live from Capitan, New Mexico, where Smokey Bear was found before he lived at the National Zoo. Learn about: the history of the Smokey Bear ad campaign; the history of the living Smokey Bear; fire prevention and the equipment use to fight wildfires; the fire danger rating system used nationwide; and the spectrum of fire prevention and management.
    • “Smokey Bear LIVE: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires,” explores Smokey Bear’s history as a national icon, the injured bear cub that was nursed back to health and became the living symbol of Smokey, and Smokey Bear’s fire prevention message.



    The CavesLIVE distance learning adventures are now available as streaming videos with English and Spanish captions at and with English captions on YouTube at 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 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.

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


    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.




    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.

    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.

    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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