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Super Summer Learning with LPB!

LPB's Learning@Home Site now featuring Super Summer Learning at Your Fingertips!

Summer break is officially here and schools are closed...kind of!?!  I know many of you are wondering about the start of next school year and probably have lots of questions.  It's such a time of uncertainty, but have no fear, LPB is HERE to help you navigate the waters no matter the decisions that will be made in the upcoming months.

LPB certainly recognizes the challenges that lie ahead and we want you to know we are working very hard to provide you with resources to help make things a little easier for you!  We hope you have at least a few weeks of rest, relaxation and most especially rejuvenation to prepare yourself for a "new" school year!  Be sure to check out our new Super Summer Learning at Your Fingertips to help you and your students through the summer months.

Be sure to LIKE our LPB LearningMedia Facebook Page for more timely fun curriculum ideas, STEM activities, news, read alongs and much more!  Make sure you don't miss a thing, especially news and events that come up last minute!

LPB’s Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum!

WATCH: A sneak peek screening of the PBS show PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP

WHEN: June 13 – 10:30AM-12:00PM

FOR: Girls in grades 4th-6th


WHERE: Online


WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Access to the internet along with a computer, laptop, or phone

School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn't have to end. The upcoming PBS program Prehistoric Road Trip will get kids excited about natural science and so will LPB’s Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum! It's a fun-filled online/interactive event and preview screening in partnership with the LSU College of Science, Geaux Science Explorations (which is funded by the Halliburton EAB Foundation) and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

This online event won’t sacrifice fun for safety - we can do both! The event begins with a sneak peek of LPB’s upcoming 3-part series Prehistoric Road Trip, premiering June 17. Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum and host of the YouTube series The Brain Scoop. As the host, writer, and executive producer of the show, Graslie takes attendees on an epic road trip through America’s fossil country. This preview will have girls excited about watching the series, and give them a better understanding of our planet’s past and a look at what new discoveries might mean for its future.

Next, attendees will get a chance to hear from women scientists representing several fields; Geologists, Ornithologist, Mammalogist, and Ichthyologist. GIRL POWER in the sciences is well represented by scientists from Louisiana State University!

Each attendee will receive their own Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum! science kit that’s full of activities you can complete at home - then share your “discoveries” online with us! Register NOW!

Field Trip Fridays with LPB & National Parks

Staying home doesn’t mean that you can’t go anywhere!  Enjoy “Field Trip Fridays” on LPB with a special encore airing of NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA. You and your family will be transported to some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, and the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska.

Filmed over the course of more than six years, NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA was produced Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan and written by Dayton Duncan. 

As with all of Ken Burns’ films, there are extensive educational resources online for educators. You’ll learn the history and meet the people who worked to make the parks happen. This stunning six-episode series is a visual travel brochure that will inspire you for your next trip!  

LPB’s Six Week “Field Trip Fridays” Itinerary

•    May 22 (Noon-2pm) – The Scripture of Nature

•    May 29 (Noon-2:30pm) – The Last Refuge

•    June 5 (Noon-2pm) – The Empire of Grandeur

•    June 12 (Noon-2pm) – Going Home

•    June 19 (Noon-2pm) – Great Nature

•    June 26 (Noon-2pm) – The Morning of Creation

Pssst. Can’t wait until Fridays? The series also airs on LPB Thursday nights at 9:30pm* – beginning May 21. (*9:00pm on June 4)

PBS LearningMedia Summer Learning Resources

If you do not have a PBS LearningMedia account, sign up now! 

It's not too late to sign up for a PBS LearningMedia Informational Webinar on June 4th at 10AM.  Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that your students will enjoy!

Camp PBS LearningMedia -- Whether you're looking for music and dance activities, science experiments or family-friendly adventures, @PBSTeachers has gathered educational summer activities, in both English and Spanish, for young learners. (Grades PreK-2)

Comparing Fractions: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest -- Which class will win the bubble gum-blowing contest? Take math into the real world with this interactive exercise focusing on fractions with unlike denominators marked on number lines. (Grades: 3-5)

The National Parks: America's Best Idea -- Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, the film is a story of people from every conceivable background—rich and poor, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers—who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy. (Grades 6-12)

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks in The Advocate

LPB's Weekly Top 5 Picks will continue through June!

Each week, The Advocates' websites and social media channels will feature a top five list of resources for students in all grade levels, plus tips for parents and educators. Just click on the grade level and program name to go directly to that resource.

LDMA: Virtual Summer Road Trip

We’re taking a virtual summer road trip to some of our favorite sites around Louisiana! While it might not be possible to take a “normal” summer vacation this year, the LDMA is taking you on a virtual road trip around the state to sites we consider “Louisiana Treasures.”  From museums and churches to gardens and historic homes, you’ll find places that highlight Louisiana’s unique history and culture.

LPB, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, Great Minds, Illustrative Math and SchoolKit, will broadcast on LPB's main channel critical math lessons in Grades K-Alegbra I.

K-2rd Grade:  Tuesday & Thursdays from 12PM-1PM
3rd-5th Grade:  Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 12PM-1PM
6th Grade-Algebra I: Monday-Friday from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Schedule and lesson details coming soon and will be posted on the LPB Learning@Home website!