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DEEPLY ROOTED: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories - DVD - $25 for the DVD

John Coykendall is a renowned heirloom seed saver, a classically trained artist, and Master Gardener at Blackberry Farm, one of America's top resorts. He has spent half his life working to preserve the seeds and stories of a small Louisiana farming community.

Since 1973, he has made an annual pilgrimage to Louisiana to record the oral histories and growing techniques, recipes, and folktales of Louisiana farmers and gardeners in more than 80 beautifully illustrated journals. He has saved and safeguarded rare varieties of the crops they once grew and handed them back to the community they came from.

His work inspires us to reconnect with the land, with the seeds and growing expertise that our ancestors passed on to us, to grab hold and pass that legacy on to future generations- while there is still time.

A Documentary by Christina Melton.

Funding Provided in Part by CAMELLIA BRAND BEANS.

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2018 Louisiana Legends Gala - $25 for the DVD

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The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state. Over 400 guests attended the 28th Annual Louisiana Legends Awards Gala at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. 2018's honorees included D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach and 2014 & 2017 National Coach of the Year, Thomas Chance, Technology Entrepreneur, James Elrod, CEO of Willis-Knighton Health System, Ted Jones, former Chief Lobbyist for the State of Louisiana and Sybil Morial, Advocate, Author and Community Leader.

A Summer of Birds DVD - $25

A Summer of Birds is an LPB documentary that details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of the renowned naturalist painter John James Audubon.

Based on the acclaimed book A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, the program chronicles the summer of 1821 which he spent in Louisiana at the Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish.

Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward narrates the program, which features an original musical score by Suncoast Emmy winner Mike Esneault.

Vintage LPB T-Shirt - $10.00 plus $5 s/h

In celebration of LPB’s 40th anniversary, you can now own a piece of history!
This super soft vintage t-shirt features one of LPB’s original logos. This one-of-a-kind t-shirt is available in both men’s and women’s cuts – medium through extra-large.
T-shirts are available for a $10 contribution plus $5 shipping and handling. Get your exclusive LPB vintage t-shirt today!

The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers - $25

They came from every corner of the state to serve in a war that polarized much of America. Fifty years later Louisiana Remembers those who served, those who grieved, and those who fled. Through the personal interviews of soldiers, POW's, and refugees, LPB has preserved the stories of Louisianans during and after the Vietnam War.

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Friends of LPB Basic Membership - 45

When you make an investment in LPB, you're supporting quality educational programming. You'll receive Visions, LPB's monthly program guide, and the bi-monthly Louisiana Life magazine, for a full year with any donation of $45 or more. Invest now!
Click here to become a member today!

Friends of LPB PerksConnect - 75

For a donation of $75 or more, you'll receive the LPB PerksConnect good for 2-for-1 dining and more.
Click here to get the LPB PerksConnect!

LPB Kids Club - 60

For $60, you can light up the lives of up to 4 children with memberships in the LPB Kids Club. Their name will be listed on air during their birthday month, listed on the website and will receive VIP access at all Kids’ events.
Click here to join the LPB Kids Club!

Atchafalaya Houseboat Book - $23

Gwen Roland's memoir about her life on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin in the 1970s. The book was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and was the basis for the LPB documentary.

Louisiana: The State We’re In - Single Episode - $25

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The ABC’s of French - $25.00

The ABC's of French consists of three animated programs designed to supplement existing French instruction for grades 4-6. Psycho-linguistic research shows conclusively that children under the age of twelve tend to learn a foreign language more easily from visual and verbal cues. The use of animated video to provide basic concepts makes foreign language learning more effective and more fun.

The ABC’s of Spanish - $25.00

The ABC's of Spanish consists of three animated programs designed to supplement existing Spanish instruction for grades 4-6. Psycho-linguistic research shows conclusively that children under the age of twelve tend to learn a foreign language more easily from visual and verbal cues. The use of animated video to provide basic concepts makes foreign language learning more effective and more fun.

Chef John D. Folse’s After the Hunt - Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Wild Game & Game Fish - $60.00

After the Hunt, Chef John D. Folse's eighth cookbook, explores man's hunting history from cave man through American colonization. Travel through time as ancient man learns to create tools, nets and traps for hunting then, cultivates a gluttonous taste for wild game delicacies and grand game banquets that continue for days. From China to Egypt from Greece to Rome, the hunt was a revered sport that prepared men for war. Visit game parks of the noblemen and review the hunting privileges that were reserved for the aristocracy alone. Through Medieval Europe to the Renaissance the hunt was immortalized in paintings, tapestries, china, furniture, symphonies and song. With every page the reader comes to understand that man's love affair with hunting is not just about the kill, but about the pursuit of an ancient, innate treasure. Conquer the wilds of North America with early colonists and travel down the Mississippi River to the "Land of Louis" for a glimpse into Louisiana's magnificent hunting camps. After the Hunt is a compilation of countless historical images, dazzling color and tantalizing food photography that pays proper homage to Louisiana as Sportsman's Paradise and to the hunter of yesterday, today and tomorrow. More than 500 unique game and game fish recipes are included in this 870-page tome. Whether you're cooking wild boar or woodcock, squirrel or squab, teal or tuna, you'll find a unique recipe in the pages of After the Hunt. Tallyho!

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Against the Tide: The Story of Cajun People in Louisiana - $25.00

The epic story of one of the most celebrated and misunderstood ethnic communities in North America. Ravaged by religious wars, French peasant farmers left western France in the 17th century to establish a new homeland in the wilderness of what is today Nova Scotia. After a brutal deportation by the British, the ancestors of Cajun people were able to end their exile and reunite their families in Louisiana.

Aillet House: A Window to Our Past - $25.00

Join a group of dedicated preservationists as they endeavor to save the Aillet House, an important example of a small Creole plantation. Watch as the house is being moved to its new location on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum and returned to its former glory.

Ain’t A That Good News: The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Concert - $25.00

In 1871, George L. White, the treasurer of Fisk University, heard a choir of nine young Black people from the struggling college for children of freed slaves. They set out on an uncertain journey to raise funds for the struggling Fisk school in Nashville, Tennessee. This group travelled around the United States and throughout Europe performing Negro spirituals. To everyone's surprise, the singers were successful in their endeavors. These young people were the first to be known as the "Fisk University Jubilee Singers." For over 125 years the Jubilee Singers have brought the rich, diverse, and painful heritage of the Negro spiritual to the world stage. In the process, they saved Fisk University and established the Negro spiritual as a rich historical art form.

Alive! In America’s Delta: Alligator: King of the Bayou DVD - $25.00

The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America and Louisiana has millions of them – from the coastal parishes to the Arkansas state line. They are so plentiful that they’re hunted for their meat and hides. But for a period of time, beginning in the early 1960s, Louisiana’s alligator population was in steep decline. Since then, Louisiana has instituted one of the world's most successful wildlife conservation projects to help ensure the alligator’s survival. Since 1985, some 300,000 gators have multiplied to nearly 3 million today.

Witness first-hand how this keystone species – and cultural icon – was brought back to viability using a combination of biological science and marketplace economics.

Alive! In America’s Delta: Black Bear Comeback DVD - $25.00

By the early 1990s, there were estimated to be fewer than 300 Louisiana black bears left in the world. More than 80% of their bottomland forest habitat had been lost, converted to agriculture and destroyed for development. Habitat fragmentation, human disturbance and over hunting decimated populations once abundant throughout Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Eastern Texas.

One of sixteen subspecies of American black bear, these shy but curious creatures were immortalized as the inspiration for the “Teddy Bear” during an infamous bear hunt in the early 1900’s. Today, thanks to an aggressive, broad-based effort to reestablish this endangered animal and restore its habitat through improved land management, high-tech monitoring and public education, the Louisiana black bear is on its way to being removed from protected status.

Find out why this bear has captured America’s imagination and adoration for more than a century, and the lengths some will go to save them.

Alive! In America’s Delta: Delta Guardians DVD - $25.00

See the wide range of skills used to police and prosecute poachers, educate people about water and firearm safety, and manage and protect seafood and wildlife populations and their habitats. Follow these protectors of America’s delta deep into the swamps, forests marshes and coastal waters of Louisiana’s wetlands. Witness tireless and heroic efforts to protect Louisiana’s natural resources and the people who use them for recreation or commercial gain.

Alive! In America’s Delta: Endangered in the Gulf DVD - $25.00

The shallow and deep sea habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico are extraordinarily rich and diverse. But some marine mammal and bird species in this region are in danger of being lost forever. Birds such as the piping plover and the least tern face tremendous threats. Five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles rely on habitat in the Gulf of Mexico and three are close to extinction. Other Gulf marine species like the West Indian manatee, the Gulf sturgeon, and sperm and right whales are also endangered. Many Gulf mammals, such as dolphins, need special protection and monitoring to remain healthy.

Find out how cutting edge technology is being used to monitor and protect these species and see just how successful these efforts can be. A symbol of hope is the brown pelican, Louisiana’s state bird. Once decimated by the pesticide DDT, it was first declared endangered in 1970. But, thanks to aggressive conservation efforts now employed across the Gulf coast zone, the iconic bird thrives on the Gulf Coast.

Alive! In America’s Delta: Life on the Edge DVD - $25.00

One of the most ecologically diverse regions on the planet, Louisiana is home to over 600 species of rare plants and animals and about 40% of the nation’s coastal wetlands in the lower 48 states. With a rich diversity of habitats from upland forests to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and everything in-between, including longleaf pine forests, cypress swamps, prairies, freshwater marsh, and sandy beaches, this region provides homes for an abundance of migratory and year-round wildlife and reptiles. Nearly 40% of the nation’s shorebirds, raptors and songbirds and 70% of ducks move through this rich coastal delta. But many species are on the edge of extinction due to loss of habitat and changes brought on by humans.

Meet a few of the many relatively unknown creatures struggling for survival like the Louisiana pine snake and the gopher tortoise, and get to know the people behind the scenes working tirelessly to save them. Discover how two of America’s most iconic species, the American bald eagle and the American alligator were brought back from the edge, and why sustainable management is essential to the future of these and countless other species. Discover how new technology and scientific understanding is helping to protect this wildlife and its critical habitat for generations to come, and how their survival is tied to our own.

Alive! In America’s Delta: The Whooping Crane’s Majestic Return DVD - $25.00

Trace the landmark effort to reintroduce the whooping crane into Louisiana’s wetlands. Seventy years ago these 5-foot tall stately birds were on the brink of extinction, with only 16 left in the world. Trek along with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and their partners and witness their painstaking efforts to reintroduce the whooping crane into Louisiana’s wetlands for the first time in half a century.

Follow the birds from hatchlings at a national research facility in Maryland, through the delicate dance to adapt to their new Louisiana home in a carefully constructed pen, where people in crane suits -- worn to protect the birds from human contact – oversee their historic, but fragile homecoming.

American Utopia - $25.00

John Harriman envisioned a colony which offered such radical ideas as an 8-hour workday, equal education, health care, and food and shelter for all who were willing to put in an honest day's work. And while the history of utopias is usually one of naive idealism and failure, Harriman's concepts would later become standards in the American way of life. Where could such a group eventually settle and thrive? As improbable as it may seem, a small town in southwest Louisiana became their American Utopia. New Llano went on to become America's last and longest-lived socialist cooperative. This story of an American Utopia provides an example of American risk-taking, vision, grit and courage.

Ann & Marc Savoy: A Portrait in Music - $25.00

This documentary examines the recent history of the revitalization of Cajun music through the lives of perhaps its most important couple- Ann and Marc Savoy. It is truly an enduring love story.

Atchafalaya Houseboat DVD - $25

The Atchafalaya is a mysterious land, as much underwater as above. Its lush environment is home to alligators, egrets, black bears – and for a time two people who yearned for a simple, natural life. Atchafalaya Houseboat shares the experiences of Gwen Roland and her companion Calvin Voisin, who left civilization in the turmoil of the early 1970s for the unspoiled beauty of the nation’s largest river swamp, Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin.

Along their journey, they befriended photographer C.C. Lockwood, who shared their love of the basin’s endangered beauty. Lockwood’s stunning photographs of the Atchafalaya, featuring Gwen and Calvin, were published in National Geographic magazine.

Discover what drew Gwen and Calvin into the Atchafalaya Basin’s breathtaking beauty and see Lockwood’s stunning photographs of the couple in this natural wilderness.

Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in a Louisiana Swamp Audiobook - $35.00

Gwen Roland reads her memoir about her life on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin in the 1970s. The book was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and was the basis for the new LPB documentary. 4 CDs.

This is the only place to get the exclusive audiobook of Atchafalaya Houseboat.

Atchafalaya Swamp Revisited - $25.00

Emmy Award winning journalist and filmmaker Bill Rodman details nature photographer CC Lockwood's return to America's largest swamp wilderness, thirty years after his acclaimed Atchafalaya Swamp book and National Geographic article. Surprisingly, Lockwood finds the Swamp's most interesting and threatened species has since vanished. The story Rodman weaves explores the degree to which the Atchafalaya Swamp has changed - naturally and culturally - since the great flood of 1927, while revealing one of America's last and most intriguing frontier communities. Atchafalaya Swamp Revisited (26:40) is a co-production of The Bill Rodman Production Shoppe ( and Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The program was funded by the Atchafalaya Trace Commission and Heritage Area and supported, in part, by funds from the Louisiana State Arts Council, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge through the Decentralized Arts Funding Program.

Atchafalaya: America’s Largest River Basin DVD - $25

At nearly 1.4 million acres, the Atchafalaya Basin in south central Louisiana comprises America's largest swamp wilderness, two and a half times more productive than the Florida Everglades. Award-winning nature photographer C. C. Lockwood is the foremost chronicler of this natural treasure. What began as a curious side-trip in 1973 became a decades-long love affair, and for more than thirty years, Lockwood has explored the Atchafalaya's waters and captured its haunting beauty on film.

Baton Rouge’s Troubled Waters - $25.00

This LPB documentary looks at life in South Baton Rouge from the late 1940's to the present. Segregationist laws often meant African Americans had separate and inferior accommodations at department stores, hospitals and doctors' offices. They had no access to many parks, pools, restaurants and hotels. Many were tolerant of the situation and only hoped and prayed for change. However, the people of South Baton Rouge were strong-willed and eventually - and deliberately - demanded change. This program reveals what happened when residents became weary after several young African Americans drowned in rivers, creeks and other water holes because segregation denied them access to City Park and its swimming pool. See how the community made strides in integrating City Hall, the local pools, public schools and the city bus system in Baton Rouge.

The Boucherie: Preserving Traditions with Chef John Folse - $25

One of Chef John Folse’s passions is saving the cultural traditions here in Louisiana. In The Boucherie: Preserving Traditions with Chef John Folse, he demonstrates the ways to preserve this heritage by using the different variety of meats from the hog, and presenting them to the family table.

When Creole, Cajun, German, African-American or any of our gumbo of ethnicities get together and eat, you can be sure pork is somewhere on the table.
The boucherie is the lost art of using every part of the hog except the oink. It was a cultural tradition to feed the family and loved ones. Today we have meat markets and super markets, but not long ago the boucherie was a useful tool for survival.

Bacon, ham, sausage are meats we eat today on sandwiches or in soups and stews. Specialty meats like boudin, Salumi, Prociutto and Andouille also come from that one hog.

This was not only a family event, but a cultural, community event. Several hogs fed the entire community. Following the hard work, a dance or fais do do was a way to celebrate the gifts and friendship. After the dance, the children were put to sleep as each family took home a share of the spoils.

Preserving tradition while keeping the community together, that’s the Louisiana way.

The Breathtaking Cost of Asbestos - $25.00

Asbestos was introduced in the United States at the turn of the 20 th century and has been used in products ranging from insulation to car brakes. In the 1930s it was discovered that prolonged exposure to asbestos could cause cancer and other respiratory problems, but the dangers were concealed for more than four decades by producers of the materials.

Since the cover-up was revealed in the 1970s, a tidal wave of lawsuits have been filed. Yeshiva University Law Professor Lester Brickman calls the asbestos issue 'the mother of all litigations.'

An estimated 20,000 cases are currently pending in Louisiana with thousands more already settled. One reason there are so many cases in Louisiana and Mississippi is the large number of people who worked in construction on petrochemical plants and in the shipyards during the construction boom which started in the 1950s. So many cases are showing up now because it often takes 30 to 40 years for the effects of prolonged asbestos exposure to surface. The most common ailment is asbestosis, a debilitating lung disease that slowly smothers its victims over a period of years. Asbestos can also cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer that can kill its victim in months.

This documentary tries to sort out the legal wrangling and the charges and countercharges in this 200 billion dollar litigation which is now at the center of the national debate over tort reform. It also puts a human face on the effects of asbestos with profiles of a former worker who fears that he may have cancer and a Mississippi man who is in the final stages of asbestosis. He died while the documentary was still in production.

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour

Builders, Heroes & the Boats that Won the War - $25.00

Did you know that the landing crafts used at D-Day and every major amphibious invasion during World War II were designed and built in New Orleans? This half-hour documentary not only looks at the history of the Higgins LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) but also the construction of an exact replica of the landing craft on display at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. The documentary features interviews with renowned WWII historian Stephen Ambrose and Higgins' biographer Jerry Strahan. Both scholars will provide historical details and insights into the crucial role that Louisiana played in World War II.

Burden Museum and Gardens - $25

In the center of the busiest corridor of one of Louisiana’s largest cities lie hundreds of acres of fields, forests and remnants of a lifestyle from an earlier century. LPB, the Burden Foundation, LSU and the LSU AgCenter present Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift. This program takes us on a journey that begins in the 1800’s where we meet the family whose heirs would eventually make an extraordinary gift for future generations.

Camp Ruston: German P.O.W.‘S in Louisiana - $25.00

The story of the German prisoners of war who were shipped to Camp Ruston in Northern Louisiana in 1943 and include two U-Boat Crews and soldiers from the elite North Afrika Korp under the command of General Erwin Rommel.

Castle on the Hill: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol - $25.00

Completed in 1850, the Old State Capitol has served not only as a seat of government, but also served as a hospital, Union troops compound, as well as a prison. The "Castle on the Hill" has stood the test of time and survived the battles of the Civil War as well as the impeachment hearings of Governor Huey Long. Thanks to a massive restoration effort in the 1990s, this historic jewel houses stories of Louisiana's rich political past and architectural wonders for future generations.

A Celtic Christmas with Danny O’Flaherty & Friends - $25.00

Now you can slip back in time, and savor the Christmas yuletide season as it has been celebrated for centuries among the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. In a live performance, Danny O'Flaherty, actors Michael Cahill, and Janet Shea, along with other talented cast members and musicians, will weave a magical evening of story and song on site at the venue.

A Century of Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story - $25.00

Born in 1899 in Quitman, Louisiana, Jimmie Davis started performing on KWKH Radio in Shreveport in the 1920s when he was a college student. Even though he was governor of the state from 1948-1952 and 1960-64, Jimmie Davis is probably best-known for co-writing and recording "You Are My Sunshine", one of the most popular songs of all time. The record sold more than a million copies when it was released in 1940 and has been recorded by such musical greats as Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry and Willie Nelson. This is the story of one of Louisiana's more colorful characters: Jimmie Davis.

Chef John Folse’s The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine - $60.00

Chef Folse's seventh cookbook is the authoritative collection on Louisiana's culture and cuisine. The book features more than 850 full-color pages, dynamic historical Louisiana photographs and more than 700 recipes. You will not only find step-by-step directions to preparing everything from a roux to a cochon de lait, but you will also learn about the history behind these recipes. Cajun and Creole cuisine was influenced by seven nations that settled Louisiana, from the Native Americans to the Italian immigrants of the 1800s. Learn about the significant contributions each culture made-okra seeds carried here by African slaves, classic French recipes recalled by the Creoles, the sausage-making skills of the Germans and more. Relive the adventure and romance that shaped Louisiana, and recreate the recipes enjoyed in Cajun cabins, plantation kitchens and New Orleans restaurants. Chef Folse has hand picked the recipes for each chapter to ensure the very best of seafood, game, meat, poultry, vegetables, salads, appetizers, drinks and desserts are represented. From the traditional to the truly unique, you will develop a new understanding and love of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The Encyclopedia would make a perfect gift or simply a treasured addition to your own cookbook library.

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Congo Square: The Crescent City Concert - $25.00

Famed trumpeter and Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis returned to his hometown of New Orleans for the world premiere concert of the composition Congo Square. Dedicated to the storm ravaged city and co-written by Marsalis and Yacub Addy, the Ghanania drum master whose band Odaddaa! joined the Lincoln Center Orchestra to perform this masterwork.

A Conversation with Louisiana’s Governors - $25.00

Witness an historical conversation with three of Louisiana's Governors. These powerful leaders share their views of the state and their administrations in this once-in-a-lifetime event. A Conversation with Louisiana's Governors was taped in 1995 as part of the re-opening of the Old State Capitol. Beth Courtney hosts this round table with former governors John McKeithen, Buddy Roemer and Dave Treen.

Crawfish! - $25.00

Beginning with the history of the crawfish, first known through Houma Indian legends, this program moves into the twenties and thirties when Huey Long's road-building program helped get the crawfish out of the swamps, and then into modern times as today's crawfishermen harvest this now-popular delicacy. Scientists and state agriculturalists study the crawfish relentlessly, constantly improving yields and harvesting efficiency, while the Cajuns pursue the crawfish almost as relentlessly. From the backyard crawfish boil to the export of millions of pounds of frozen tails, the impact of the crawfish on the people of Louisiana is presented.

D-Day Plus 50: Louisiana Remembers - $25.00

June 6th, 1944 is believed by most historians to be one of the most important days in world military history -- the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day. What role did Louisianians play in the largest amphibious assault of all time? This documentary profiles Louisiana veterans who were among the 57,000 Americans taking part in this historic event and follows them back to Normandy for the 50th anniversary celebration.

DEEPLY ROOTED: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories - Digital Download/NO DVD - $20

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John Coykendall is a renowned heirloom seed saver, a classically trained artist, and Master Gardener at Blackberry Farm, one of America's top resorts. He has spent half his life working to preserve the seeds and stories of a small Louisiana farming community.

Since 1973, he has made an annual pilgrimage to Louisiana to record the oral histories and growing techniques, recipes, and folktales of Louisiana farmers and gardeners in more than 80 beautifully illustrated journals. He has saved and safeguarded rare varieties of the crops they once grew and handed them back to the community they came from.

His work inspires us to reconnect with the land, with the seeds and growing expertise that our ancestors passed on to us, to grab hold and pass that legacy on to future generations- while there is still time.

A Documentary by Christina Melton.

Funding Provided in Part by CAMELLIA BRAND BEANS.

Desegregation: A Dream Delayed - $25.00

Award-winning journalists John Camp and Bob Courtney examine the 45-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish desegregation lawsuit in this documentary. Since the original desegregation lawsuit was filed in 1956 on behalf of 37 North Baton Rouge students, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has spent millions of dollars in court costs, gone through seven superintendents and the case has been handled by numerous federal judges, most notably Federal Judge John Parker, who quit the case recently after 22 years. It is the longest running school desegregation suit in America.

Dr. Dad’s pH3 (The Series) - $50.00

An award-winning science series for grades 3-6 that also demonstrates science as a fun, viable career path for girls. Emphasizes hands-on science exploration and the development of critical thinking skills.

Two DVDs; six lessons per DVD. Teacher Guide included with the purchase of the series.
1. Polymers
2. Buoyancy
3. Electromagnetism
4. Sound and Radio Broadcasting
5. Gas Laws
6. Alternative Energy
7. Oil Spills
8. Optics
9. Flight
10. Animal Architecture
11. Soil & Agriculture
12. Nutrition

More information: Dr. Dad's pH3.

Eddie Robinson Memorial Ceremony - $25.00

Recorded live from the state capitol in Baton Rouge, Mayor Kip Holden presides over this tribute to Grambling Coach and Louisiana Legend Eddie Robinson.

An Enchantment of Butterflies - $25.00

Of all the things in nature that throughout history have captivated the minds, hearts and souls of people, perhaps the most powerful and most universal are butterflies. To gardeners and naturalists, butterflies are considered the most beautiful and popular representatives of the insect world. This program examines more than just science and modern culture. The magic of metamorphosis has served as a literary metaphor for thousands of years, as we discover in examples of native myths, readings and dream imagery. The symbolism of the butterfly is one that even young children understand.

Enviro-Tacklebox™(Module 1) - $25.00

1. Exercise: The Motion Potion
Visit a sports kinesiology lab to learn what happens to the body during exercise and learn why famous athletes love to be active. Explore some of the ways in which exercise can improve health.

2. Water: From the Earth for You
Travel from the cave dwellings of early North American communities to the major metropolitan cities of our country today to explore the growing demand on our water supply.

3. You & Me & UV
Explore the harmful and helpful effects of ultraviolet radiation, including UV damage to skin, the use of UV by insects to guide them to food, and the effect of UV on the ozone layer.

4. At Your Own Risk
This episode examines how some of our everyday activities, such as riding a school bus, roller blading and performing household chores, can be quite risky. Students are challenged to examine their behavior and to take responsibility for managing the voluntary risks in their lives.

5. A Biofilm's Bio
Viewers visit Yellowstone National Park to see communities of Biofilms, sometimes helpful, sometimes pesky microbes. Visit a research lab where environmental scientists develop Biofilms to be used in the bioremediation of oil spills.

Five video lessons on 1 DVD.

Enviro-Tacklebox™(Module 2) - $25.00

1. Extreme Weather
Visit the Weather Channel studios in Atlanta and the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) outside Oklahoma City for an introduction to the technology used by today's forecasters. Dr. Harold Brooks of the NSSL explains why North America experiences some of the most severe weather found.

2. A Zoo View
Examine the evolution of zoos and the changing nature of animal collections. Hear from Dr. Terry Maple, CEO of Zoo Atlanta and Dan Maloney, from the Audubon Institute's Zoological Gardens in New Orleans about their efforts to educate visitors, maintain genetic diversity in animal populations, and promote worldwide habitat conservation.

3. Your Burger and the World
Follow a 3rd and 4th generation family of cattle farmers, visit with a physiologist at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, hear from a nationally known cookbook author, and learn from a team of research scientists who are working to develop a "leaner" beef.

4. Tackle Trash
Examine environmental issues brought about by the growing amounts of waste that our society generates. Students look at their buying habits and explore the benefits and decisions associated with societal waste.

5. Decisions Based on Science: Mastering the Skills of Decision-Making
This one-hour professional development "how-to" video takes teachers through the decision-making process outlined in the NSTA publication, "Decisions-Based on Science". Teachers learn strategies that can help students develop their own decision-making skills.

Four 20 minute video lessons and one 60 minute professional development video on 1 DVD.

Enviro-Tacklebox™(Module 3) - $25.00

. Commons Sense
The fish in the ocean, the planet Mars, Antarctica and even Space itself can be thought of as a "commons." This episode investigates the concept of a "commons" through visits to places such as the National Marine Fisheries Institute at Woods Hole, Cape Cod, the Louisiana Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, and the Boston Commons.

2. Non-Native Invasion
Invasive, non-native plants and animals compete with native species for resources. This episode explores the environmental impact of invasive species and measures used to control them. Viewers will travel to Boston's Logan Airport, Stone Laboratory in Ohio and the swamps of Louisiana.

3. Student Solutions
This video provides a small representative sample of student efforts that promote improved environmental quality in their community. Meet students who are improving their environments in Hampden, MA; El Paso, TX; Huntingdon, PA; Juarez, MX; and Sonderton, PA.

4. Spin on Sprawl
Each year hundreds of thousands of acres of green land are converted to residential and commercial centers. This episode investigates some of the effects of urban sprawl: flooding, habitat loss and additional commuting time. Learn about efforts in Portland, OR and Celebration, FL to implement "smart growth" and "growth boundary".

5. Enviro Rules
In this episode learn about the processes used by state and local governments to establish Enviro Rules, regulations for proper resource management.

This module consists of five 20 minute video lessons on 1 DVD.

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