LRSD-TV Schedule

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    AT&T U-verse Channel 99

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    Tuesday, January 2
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Educational Programming
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    1:30 p.m. - Spectacular LRSD Holiday Performances (Replay)
    5:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    7:00 p.m. - Science How? Forgotten Elephants of Deep Time - Fairfax Network
    7:30 p.m. - Science How? Webinar: Ancient Elephants and Their Modern Relatives
    8:15 p.m. - Science How? Webinar: The Oldest Animal Fossils
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Wednesday, January 3
    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. - How the Webb and Hubble Telescopes Look into the Past - STEM in 30
    7:30 p.m. - At Home Astronomy: How You Can Observe the Night Sky - STEM in 30
    8:00 p.m. - Your Ticket to Space: Commercial Spaceflight - Stem in 30
    8:30 p.m. - Space Junk: Fast Trash - STEM in 30
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board





    Conservation Classroom is a collection of monthly lessons for students in grades K-5. Each lesson has four elements: wonder, engage, act and connect. This video provides an overview of each part so you can make the most of your virtual field trip with the Zoo. Visit the Conservation Classroom webpage for details on upcoming programs:



    Cultivating Environmental Leaders | Cultivating Learning

    Jennifer Brundage, National Outreach Manager in Smithsonian Affiliations, explores strategies for supporting high-school students’ environmental action. Today’s youth have never known a reality without the background of climate change, and eco-anxiety is on the rise among young people. And yet, solutions for sustainable living abound everywhere, at every scale, in every community, and accessible to all.

    We’ll share techniques and lessons learned from “Earth Optimism Youth Action and Leadership,” a collaborative education program run with the Smithsonian’s affiliated partner museums across the country. This place- and project-based program cultivates young environmental changemakers by deploying hope and proven strategies for engagement. The program plays to student strengths by focusing on positive action to bolster their sense of agency for change, and by encouraging them to share their solutions broadly through social media, podcasts, school publications, and more.

    Viewers will leave with resources and strategies to aid the youth in their lives to develop the confidence to advocate for sustainability and to embrace their indispensable role in their communities’ ecosystems.




    Democracy: Expanding the Stories We Tell | National Youth Summit 2022-2023



    National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet John Jay

    Phil Webster portrays John Jay, one of the nation’s founding fathers. A delegate of the First Continental Congress, and later a member of the provincial Congress, he eventually became president of the Continental Congress. Jay was responsible for writing New York’s first Constitution. He served as a diplomat during the Revolutionary War and then authored five essays in the Federalist Papers in support of the U.S. Constitution. Many of his papers are searchable in Founders Online. Jay was appointed first Chief Justice and served from 1789 to 1795. He negotiated the Jay Treaty of 1794 with Great Britain to settle lingering grievances from the Revolutionary War. He was an attorney, and diplomat, and helped maintain neutrality for the new nation of the United States.


    The National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Bessie Coleman

    Bessie Coleman was an American aviator in the early 20th century. Facing discrimination in America, Coleman went to France to earn an international pilot’s license. While abroad, she learned aerial stunts along with parachuting and performed at various air shows. As a public speaker, she supported Black aviation and intended to teach future generations about aviation. Bessie Coleman is portrayed by Daisy Century of American Historical Theatre.

    View on YouTube 



    The National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program—Meet Ulysses. S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. After graduating from West Point Military Academy, Grant served in the Mexican American War and later the U.S. Civil War for the Union. He rose through the ranks after a significant win at the battle of Vicksburg. Known for excellent horsemanship, dogged determination, and strategic maneuvering, he was eventually appointed as Commander of the Union Army (1864–65). His military accomplishments led to his nomination and two Presidential terms. Ulysses S. Grant is portrayed by Curt Fields.

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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: Jodi Lynn Anderson
    Audience: Young adults and young readers

    Award-winning author Jodi Lynn Anderson writes for young adults and young readers.

    On this edition of Meet the Author, Anderson will discuss her fantasy fiction book series, Thirteen Witches, which follows the adventures of Rosie who must defeat thirteen evil witches in book one. Rosie’s adventure continues in books 2 & 3. 

    Watch on YouTube 


    Meet the Author: Jamie Sumner
    Audience: Students in Grades 4-8

    Author Jamie Sumner’s books feature kids with disabilities:  physical, neurodivergent and mental health related.  She approaches these topics with sensitivity and experience.  She is the mom of a son with cerebral palsy. 

    Join the conversation with author Jamie Sumner as she talks about her book: Roll with It, Time to Roll (sequel), Summer of June, Tune It Out and One Kid’s Trash. 

     Watch on YouTube


    Meet the Author: Ernesto Cisneros
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-9

    Ernesto Cisneros is the award-winning author (and educator) of Efrén Divided, which received national acclaim for its “honest depiction of characters” with whom young adults can identify. His follow-up book, Falling Short, has received two International Latino Book awards.

    Watch on YouTube


    Meet the Author: Alicia D Williams
    Audience: Students in Grades 4-8

    Author Alicia D. Williams says, the inspiration behind her award-winning book, Genesis Begins Again, came from “trying to figure out” what she wanted to write.  Join us on Meet the Author as we chat with Alicia D. Williams about her picture books, her middle grade book and much more.

    Watch on YouTube



    Webinar: Tracking Coral Health in the Caribbean Sea

    Meet Leah Harper, a marine biologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. In this video, Leah describes the research she does in near-shore habitats, such as coral reefs and sea grasses, to learn how these ecosystems function. She shares how the MarineGEO program monitors corals and the important reef ecosystems they support, and assesses fish and invertebrate biodiversity. She explains how her work is part of MarineGEO's larger effort to understand how corals, fish, and invertebrates interact to maintain diverse and thriving tropical marine ecosystems. Leah also discusses how she measures biodiversity and tracks the health of stony corals.


    Smithsonian Science How Webcast Archives and Science How Video Webinar Archives





    Woodsy Owl LIVE 3

    Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute!

    Welcome to Woodsy Owl LIVE 3, a distance learning adventure brought to you by the USDA Forest Service and the Natural Inquirer.

    During this recorded panel discussion, our experts answer student questions about air and water pollution.




    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 website:

    "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 at Smokey Bear LIVE.

    • “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 used 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 website 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 website 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.



    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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