LRSD-TV Schedule

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    Thursday, December 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
    5:45 p.m. - Meadowcliff Coat Donation News Conference
    6:00 p.m. - LRSD Community Advisory Board Meeting (Replay)
    9:30 p.m. - Meadowcliff Coat Donation News Conference
    10:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board

    Friday, December 4
    5:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    9:00 a.m. - Superintendent's Citation Program (Replay)
    9:45 a.m. - Meadowcliff Coat Donation News Conference
    11:00 a.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    2:00 p.m. - LRSD Community Advisory Board Meeting (Replay)
    6:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board
    7:00 p.m. - Meet the Author: Brian Floca (Writing for Young Readers) - Fairfax Network
    7:30 p.m. - Meet the Author: Betty G. Birney (Humphrey the Hamster) - Fairfax Network
    8:00 p.m. - Meet the Author: Lisa McMann (Creative Development/Fantasy) - Fairfax Network
    8:30 p.m. - Meet the Author: Neal Shusterman (Reluctant Reader) - Fairfax Network
    9:00 p.m. - LRSD-TV Newsbreak & Bulletin Board






    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.

    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: Lisa McMann
    Audience: Students in Grades 5-12

    When she was in the 4th grade, Lisa McMann decided she wanted to be a writer. She is a New York Times bestselling author of books for young adults and children including The Unwanteds, The Unwanteds Quests, and Going Wild series for middle grade readers; the Wake trilogy and The Visions trilogy for young adults.

    When asked on GoodReads website, “How do you write an interesting book,” Lisa McMann replied, “Write about something that is interesting to you, and there's a good chance it'll be interesting to other readers too. Make sure you have things go wrong in your story -- if everything is great, that's when things get boring.”

    During the live webcast, students can call in and talk to the author about developing characters, fantasy themes, the writing process, whatever is on their minds.



    Meet the Author: W. Bruce Cameron
    Audience: Students in Grades 4-6

    This dog lover began his career writing humor columns. Now young readers can enjoy the award-winning series A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale adapted from his New York Times bestseller A Dog’s Purpose novels.

    In a Publisher’s Weekly article, Cameron wrote “I am a newspaper columnist and a professional screenwriter, but my real love is the novel, for all the room it has for characters to come alive and breathe and face their challenges.”

    A list of resources is available at



    Meet the Author: Chelsea Clinton
    Audience: Students in Grades 2-5

    Chelsea Clinton, New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, will discuss her latest version for younger students, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference. Filled with climate smart ideas, tips on eating healthy, ways to save endangered animals, and how to deal with bullies, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference shows young activists how they can make positive changes in the world.

    The author also talks about her other children’s books including She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World and Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe.

    Skype questions from students at Fairhill Elementary School (FCPS), and other students via telephone and e-mail, provide a lively discussion.



    Meet the Author: Hena Khan
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Hena Khan is the author of several children’s books featuring Muslim characters. In a review of Amina’s Voice, the School Library Journal wrote that the book is a “universal story of self-acceptance and the acceptance of others. A welcome addition to any middle grade collection.”

    From her picture books like Under My Hijab to her chapter book series Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream, the author says she enjoys “sharing and writing about my culture and religion.”



    Meet the Author: Adam Gidwitz
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Adam Gidwitz is the author of the Newbery Honor winning The Inquisitor's Tale, the New York Times best-seller A Tale Dark & Grimm, and The Unicorn Rescue Society series. 

    During the webcast, students called in and talked to the author about how he became an author, writing fairy tales, and the writing and editing process.



    Exploring the Amazing World of Lichens with Lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno
    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Lichens are all around us — on trees, rocks, and even some buildings. But, what is a lichen? And what good are they? Lichen scientist Manuela Dal Forno will help students understand the special symbiotic relationship inside each lichen. She will show students the different steps she takes to study lichens: finding them in nature, looking at them under a microscope, and analyzing their DNA. She will share why we care about lichens: Understanding the life around us is important for understanding nature and how environments are changing..



    Unlocking Hidden Worlds through Archaeology and Archives with National Anthropological Archivist Molly Kamph

    Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

    Explore the NMNH Department of Anthropology's collections and the National Anthropological Archives with Project Archivist and Archaeological Collections Technician Molly Kamph. She will introduce students to the collection of the famed archaeologist couple Rose and Ralph Solecki, whose Neanderthal discoveries and contributions to archaeology continue to be studied by scientists all over the world. Sharing unique objects and artifacts from archaeological dig sites (such as Shanidar Cave) where Neanderthal and early human settlements were discovered, Molly Kamph will help students understand how museum and archival work unlocks hidden worlds and untold stories.






    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.

    Click Here

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