LRSD-TV Schedule

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    AT&T U-verse Channel 99

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    Monday, September 25
    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. - National Archives Young Learners Children’s Book Program: A Song for the Unsung (Bayard Rustin Biography)
    7:35 p.m. - National Archives Young Learners Program: Meet Fannie Lou Hamer 
    8:10 p.m. - Walk with Me: A Biography of Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer - National Archives
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Tuesday, September 26
    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? A Century of Discovery of Sea Urchins and Relatives with Zoologist Dave Pawson - Fairfax Network
    7:30 p.m. - Science How? Deep-Ocean Discovery: Octopods and Squids with Zoologist Mike Vecchione - Fairfax Network
    8:00 p.m. - Science How? Webinar: Deep Ocean Discovery – Octopods and Squids
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Wednesday, 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. - World War I: How the Great War Still Influences Today - Stem in 30
    7:30 p.m. - World War I: Legacy, Letters, and Belgian War Lace - Stem in 30
    8:00 p.m. - World War I: How History Shaped Technology - Stem in 30
    8:30 p.m. - Building a Better Mousetrap and Inventing the Airplane: All About Patents - Stem in 30 in 30
    9:30 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:



    Inspiring Creative, Narrative, and Argumentative Writing with Art | Cultivating Learning
    Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    3–4 PM, CT 

    How can art prompt our students to write? Join educators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and explore different styles of writing in response to artwork included in the upcoming American Voices, American Visions installation. Leave with a digital set of evocative artworks, three distinct classroom activities, and practical teaching strategies for your classroom.



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



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

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Phil Webster will portray 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.

    View on YouTube






    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


    Meet the Author: Jerdine Nolen
    Audience: Students in Grades K-6

    Jerdine Nolen discusses her latest book, On Her Wings, which is a non-fiction picture book about the early life and legacy of groundbreaking American writer Toni Morrison. Ms. Nolen will also discuss her other award-winning fiction books such as, Freedom Bird, Thunder Rose, Calico Girl and Irene’s Wish. For grades K – 6.

    Watch on YouTube


    Meet the Author: L.M. Elliott
    Audience: Students in Grades 7-12

    New York Times best-selling author, L.M. Elliot writes historical and biographical fiction for young adults.  On the next edition of Meet the Author, Laura talks about her latest, docudrama-style Cold War novel, WALLS, which follows two cousins in 1960-61 Berlin—an American Army teen in the West and his cousin trapped in the East, as the infamous Berlin Wall goes up. 
    Grades 7-12

    Watch on YouTube


    Meet the Author: Maria Gianferrari
    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.

    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.


    Smithsonian Science How Webcast Archives and Science How Video Webinar Archives





    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 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.




    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 website 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 website 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 that 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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