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He’s a daring, brave, adventurous backyard nature explorer extraordinaire! (Well, as you can see, maybe not so brave.)  Nature Cat can’t wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery.  Being a house cat with no real instincts for nature doesn’t stop this passionate and curious feline, who loves learning and experiencing all he can about nature.

To celebrate the premiere of NATURE CAT on WGBY TODAY, November 25, PBS LearningMedia has featured resources that enhance outdoor learning activities focused on environmental science.


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Public media’s favorite otters, humpback whales and white sharks are back.  Tonight at 7:00pm ET, PBS LearningMedia is teaming up once again with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and science experts to give educators a firsthand look at an exclusive collection of videos, interactives and lesson plans that were created in conjunction with PBS and the BBC’s Big Blue Live.

To register for this free educator webinar Digital Resources to Explore the Deep Blue Depths, (more…)

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Forty-six years young on November 10th, Sesame Street is a national treasure — for adults as well as children.  As we see in this video clip, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Sesame Street.  In fact, the parent of a former student once told me that when she came to this country from Lebanon, she learned English by watching Sesame Street.

Sesame Street offers resources that extend beyond watching the program.  (more…)

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On 23 February 1945, a single photograph captured the most famous and reproduced image of WWII and perhaps of all time. The impact of the picture on the war effort in the States was immeasurable, yet the iconic photo was almost never taken.

The film, Iwo Jima:  From Combat to Comrades, was broadcast last night and can be viewed on WGBY’s website.  A PBS LearningMedia video clip from the documentary tells how the press photographer captured his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, which became (more…)

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Content such as this from the PBS program Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story, which aired on November 11, 2014, is now available in the Experiencing War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Iraq & Afghanistan sub-collections of PBS LearningMedia.  The entire collection of videos, images, and lesson plans brings military veterans’ compelling stories from the battlefront into American history and world history classrooms.

These resources allow students to explore similarities and differences in veterans’ memories of World War II and Vietnam to uncover how wars shaped American culture.   Your class can learn about everything from (more…)

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A palm tree in Alaska and a 14-foot fish in Kansas are just some of the clues to our continent’s epic past revealed on the new series of NOVA: Making of North America, starting at 9pm tonight on WGBY.  As host Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, tells us, “No landscape is permanent,” and his explorations show a land full of surprises as a result of its seismic changes.

In addition to this unprecedented, 3-part series, you can find a multitude of awe-inspiring NOVA resources (more…)

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Part of a new national initiative called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” Julia is Sesame Street’s first autistic muppet created to help destigmatize autism.   See Amazing in All Children targets families with children from 2 to 5 years and was developed in conjunction with parents, autism service providers, and people with autism.  For more information about resources to assist autistic these families and educators, (more…)

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