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Posted Oct 8, 2010

APT Broadcasts Live Electronic Field Trip

Television host and conservationist Jeff Corwin will host the National Park Foundationís Electronic Field Trip to North Cascades National Park that will air live on Alabama Public Television (APT) on Wednesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. and again at 12 noon (CST). The 57-minute broadcasts, designed to teach 4th to 8th grade students around the country about climate change, will feature opportunities for viewers to call in questions to be answered live on the air. A companion website featuring downloadable lesson plans for teachers and online games for students is available now at http://www.aptv.org/APTPlus/classroom/lesson.asp?LessonID=53. This will be the first Electronic Field Trip broadcast from a park in Washington State and the first focusing on the planetís changing climate. With its northerly location and high elevation, North Cascades National Park is already experiencing melting glaciers and loss of species. As a result of its efforts to understand and address climate change with science, management and education, the park has a great deal to teach to students about natural areas and their own lives. Educators and students can take advantage of the program by registering for free to watch the show premiere at https://myaccount.nationalparks.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=426. About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television holds the distinction of being the nationís first statewide educational television network, serving as a model for other statewide public broadcasting networks in the U.S. and abroad. Affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System, APT retains its educational mission -- serving as a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every Alabamian Ė children and adults alike Ė through online services, digital television programming on three statewide channels, Emmy Award winning documentary production and outreach activities.

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