Sparrows and Frogs - March 20

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Today is Bibliomania Day, Hufflepuff Pride Day, Astrology Day, Ravioli Day, Won't You Be My Neighbor Day, World Frog Day, and World Sparrow Day.

Woman's History Month Resource of the Day: PBS Books - Lois Lowry

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Sparrows and Frogs




Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't It Rain? - LISTEN

THEME: Sparrows

  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - Passeridae: Old World Sparrows - READ
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - Passerellidae: New World Sparrows - READ
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Squeezing the Marsh (salt marsh sparrow) (5:33) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 -NHPBS Video - Nature - Saltmarsh Sparrow Chick Narrowly Escapes Death (4:52) - VIEW
  • NH Sparrows
    American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea 
    Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida 
    Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina  

    Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis 
    Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus 
    White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys 

THEME: Frogs frog

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - This Frog (3:26) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Kermit Sings Disco Frog (3:14) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Frogs of the Glen (2:30) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Caribbean Amphibian- (1:54) VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Curious George Ribbit Game - DO
  • PreK-3 - PBS LearningMedia - Everyday Learning - How a Frog Becomes a Frog (1:52) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-4 - NHPBS Video - Up Close & Natural - Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders (13:09) - VIEW
  • Grades K-5 - PBS LearningMedia - Young Explorers - Go Beyond: Frogs and Toads (Amphibians) (2:13)- VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Dragonfly TV - Malformed Frogs (4:45) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-6 - PBS LearningMedia - Dragonfly TV - Frog Scientist (2:37)- VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Wildlife journal Junior Anura - Frogs and Toads - READ
  • Grades PreK-5 - NHPBS Video - Poison Dart Frogs at Little Rock Zoo (4:24) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-6 - NHPBS Video - Origami Jumping Frog (5:50) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Northern Leopard Frogs Being Reintroduced Into The Wild (3:32) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Gross Science - Why Does This Frog Have So Many Legs? (2:42) - VIEW 
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Gross Science - Meet the Frog the Barfs Up its Babies (4:45) - VIEW 
  • American Toad - Anaxyrus americanus  
  • Fowler's Toad - Anaxyrus fowleri
  • Cope's Gray Treefrog - Hyla chrysoscelis 
  • Gray Treefrog - Hyla versicolor 
  • Spring Peeper - Pseudacris crucifer 
  • Bullfrog - Lithobates catesbeianus 
  • Mink Frog - Lithobates septentrionalis 
  • Northern Leopard Frog - Lithobates pipiens 
  • Pickerel Frog - Lithobates palustris 
  • Wood Frog - Lithobates sylvatica 


NHPBS - 11.1 Comcast (2/802) More Options

NOVA - Polar Extremes
Wednesday, 3/20 from 9-11 pm NHPBS
Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places -- beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods, and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic -- uncover the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. NOVA Streaming Video

NH EXPLORE- 11.2 Comcast (11/801) More Options

Wednesday, 3/20 from 11 am-12 pm NH EXPLORE
When Homo sapiens arrived in Australia, they were - for the first time - truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. How did they survive and populate a continent? FIRST PEOPLES Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 More Options

Wednesday, 3/20 from 4-5 pm NH WORLD
Discover how the pervasive racism of the time, particularly in the South, impacted women's fight for the vote during the final years of the campaign. Stung by a series of defeats in 1915, the suffragists concentrated on passing a federal amendment. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - The Vote Streaming Video

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