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7:30 am 
Hey Kids, Let's Cook  "Baked Ziti with Garden Vegetables"  What do you do in the summer when all those fresh garden vegetables are available at home, roadside stands, and Farmer's Markets? Throw them into a delicious pan of baked ziti, and marinara sauce. Delicious! The added crunch, color, and appealing taste will have you asking for seconds. D

8:00 am 
Growing a Greener World  "Veteran Farmers (Jacksonville, FL)"  As veterans return home from war, a troubled economy can make finding jobs in the private sector even harder. Combined with the difficulties of readjusting to "normal routines" many are finding careers in organic farming to be the perfect combination of mental therapy, healthy activity, and positive reinforcement as they re-enter the workforce, just at a time when organic farmers are needed more than ever. D

8:30 am 
This American Land  "Ferrets and Prairie Dogs, Hidden Gems, Follow the Water, Island Fires"  After being nearly wiped out in the early 20th century, the black-footed ferret is making a comeback. It has taken a complicated conservation effort and a captive breeding program to restore this species to the Great Plains. The health of the population is tied directly to the success of the prairie dogs.G

9:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "St. Louis Cooking"  Bridget uncovers the secrets to the ultimate St. Louis Pizza. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of sliced pepperoni. D

9:30 am 
Tracks Ahead  "Fairplex"  Visit a southern California railway historical society, one of the oldest garden railroads in the country; enter the magic world of the Sunset Valley Oregon Railroad; visit a toy and train museum in Vermont's scenic Quechee Gorge Village; and ride through New York's Finger Lakes region. D

10:00 am 
Song of the Mountains   Alathea; Woodshedders. D

11:00 am 
Sesame Street  "Squirmadega Car Race"  Slimey is practicing for the Squirmadega Car Race. He zooms forward, backward, and around and around on the counter of Mr. Hopper's store. Elmo excitedly gets ready to watch Slimey in the worm car race. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "A Heck of a Neck/Gilbert Visits The Nest"  The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "Momotaro The Peach Boy"  Pig and his brothers want to build a treehouse but they're so busy squabbling, they'll never get the job done. The Super Readers head into a Japanese Folktale and meet a little boy whose friends are arguing so loudly, it actually angers an ogre! Will they be able to show their new pals that arguing is the pits?G

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently"  When I Grow Up - Sally and Nick are trying to guess what they'll be when they grow up when the Cat drops in for a visit. Cat is sure Nick and Sally will never guess what his friend Puggle will be when she grows up. When they see her, they start guessing right away! A frog? A duck? No, a beaver! They discover that, while Puggle may have some similarities to other creatures, she will grow up to be a duck billed platypus! Doing It Differently - Nick and Sally can't seem to find Harvey the guinea pig. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Mom of a Croc"  Chris and Martin are determined to prove to Aviva that there's more to crocodiles than their reputation as scary brutes. They use an egg disguise, created by Aviva, to infiltrate a crocodile nest for an insider's look at the challenging journey of the infant crocs and their mom. Science Concept: Heat can be produced in many ways, and can move from one object to another by a process called conduction. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Diamond Head Sunrise"  Paint the colors of nature in this breathtaking morning sunrise.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   The program theme is Latin music. Bradley Sowash discusses Latin rhythms and performs "Burrito Cha Cha," Dave Lowe provides his insights on playing Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation" and Lori Mechem demonstrates the signature rhythmic pattern to Oye Como Va. Andy Launer is also a featured guest. D

3:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 pm 
Nature  "Fellowship of the Whales"  A female is born to a humpback whale in the waters of Hawaii; cameras follow the pair for the youngster's first year. From Hawaii, they travel to summer feeding grounds in the cold seas off Alaska's southeast coast. The youngster meets danger and friends, learns lessons she will need as an adult. When mother and offspring return to Hawaii, the young whale is ready to set out on her own.G

6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D

7:00 pm 
Five Rivers Five Voices   Across a vast landscape, rivers cut to the very heart of life in the American West. Some are wild, some harnessed by man. Some inspire and renew us, others stand as boundaries and battlegrounds. D

8:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "No Fish Left Uncounted"  How do you count two fish, three fish or even a school of fish? In Dry Tortugas National Park, located 70 miles from Key West, Florida, a group of scientists have joined forces to conduct a massive fish census. In this unprecedented collaboration, experts from four different agencies unite to count and analyze fish data from select sites. Changing Seas follows highly-skilled science divers as they determine the size of fish populations in hopes of better understanding how fishing pressures and environmental changes affect populations of marine resources within the park. D

8:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Sentinels of the Seas"  Bottlenose dolphins are a beloved Florida icon. But, recent studies show disturbing signs of immune system dysfunction and disease plaguing this charismatic mammal. These problems might be linked to legacy contaminants and other pollutants which bio-accumulate up the ocean food chain. D

9:00 pm 
Nature  "Fellowship of the Whales"  A female is born to a humpback whale in the waters of Hawaii; cameras follow the pair for the youngster's first year. From Hawaii, they travel to summer feeding grounds in the cold seas off Alaska's southeast coast. The youngster meets danger and friends, learns lessons she will need as an adult. When mother and offspring return to Hawaii, the young whale is ready to set out on her own.G

10:00 pm 
Wild!  "Animal Inventors: Animal Engineers"  The animal world is a vast untapped reservoir of engineering design and technology. This film explores the design principles that the natural world has been built on and looks at the parallels in the human world, demonstrating that animals beat us to the patent office by several million years with solutions to many of the great engineering challenges. D

11:00 pm 
Five Rivers Five Voices   Across a vast landscape, rivers cut to the very heart of life in the American West. Some are wild, some harnessed by man. Some inspire and renew us, others stand as boundaries and battlegrounds. D

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