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Sesame Street  "Observe, Record, Annoy"  Oscar is taking a computer class in Grouchology where the golden rule is to observe, record, and annoy. The first question that he must investigate is "What do worms like to squirm on best?" Professor Messla tells him he must set up an experiment where he observes (watches closely and carefully), records (writes down what he discovers), and annoy someone while he is doing it. Oscar heads over to Hooper's where he pours coffee grinds and olive oil all over Alan's nice clean counter. D

12:00 pm 
Dinosaur Train  "Paulie Pliosaurus/Elmer Visits The Desert"  Paulie Pliosaurus - The Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train underwater to visit a marine reptile called Paulie Pliosaurus, a creature known as the "T. rex of the Ocean." Buddy and Paulie compare features and find that they actually have a lot in common. D

12:30 pm 
Super Why!  "The Goose and the Golden Eggs"  Red's friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all for herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of the Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! And Red needs to find out how share with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about giving to friends, sing the alphabet and identify the letters M-O-R-E. D

1:00 pm 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Jump!/Slow Down for Sloths"  Jump! - Nick and Sally can't jump high enough to get their balloon that is stuck up in a tree. Good thing The Cat knows some of the best jumpers ever! Off they go to Jumpalaroo to learn how to jump from nature's masters: grasshoppers, a kangaroo, and even a flea! Slow Down for Sloths - Nick and Sally are trying to draw a picture of a butterfly but can't get close enough to see it. Cat takes them to meet Onslow the Sloth, who teaches the kids that when you slow down, the world comes to you. D

1:30 pm 
Wild Kratts  "Honey Seekers"  While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Martin and Chris uncover the amazing relationship between the Honey guide bird and Honey badger. A relationship that the Wild Kratt team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand. Science Concepts: Symbiotic relationships. D

2:00 pm 
Wyland's Art Studio  "Florida's Manatee"  Learn how to use light, shadow, and hues to create 3-dimensional effects.G

2:30 pm 
Piano Guy   Host Scott Houston and guests show viewers how to play Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock And Roll" and the signature lick from Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." Featured guests include Bradley Sowash, Bobby Floyd and Andy LaVerne. D

3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands"  Reaching up to Mexico's northwest corner, Pacific dry deciduous forest extends south all the way to Costa Rica, providing a pathway into Sonora for many widespread tropical plants and birds. This is especially evident in the southern tip of the Sonoran Desert on Mexico's mainland, near Alamos, Sonora. Travel with a group of bird watchers from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as they journey through coastal and forest habitats in search of some of the rarest birds in the region. D

3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Winter Survival"  The Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit makes a dramatic rescue of a hypothermic skier. Then, the program demonstrates how to build snow shelters and fires in winter conditions.G

4:00 pm 
PBS NewsHour   NULL

5:00 pm 
Nature  "Fortress of the Bears"  Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries.G

6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Lost Whales"  For 150 years, southern right whales were hunted to the brink of extinction, but the discovery of a pod in the Southern Ocean has sparked fresh hope that their numbers are increasing. Intimate underwater footage unveils the behavior of these gentle giants and gives scientists a chance to predict and protect their future recovery. D

7:00 pm 
Inside Nature's Giants  "Sperm Whale"  Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale's enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant that died stranded ashore on an English bay. Meanwhile biologist Simon Watt tracks whales in the Azores, and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins marvels at the gigantic teeth that have evolved in the lower jaw of the sperm whale.G

8:00 pm 
Wild Caribbean  "Treasure Islands"  This first episode gives an overview of the variety of the Caribbean's natural history, revealing the hidden wild side of the islands. Islands featured include the Bahamas, Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica, Montserrat and Trinidad. Part 1 of 4G

9:00 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Central New Mexico"  Witness the extraordinary flight patterns of migrating snow geese, discover an ice cave hidden in the high desert and learn about animal rehabilitation. Join us as we tour Bandelier National Monument and catch fish in the Jemez mountains. A unique partnership between the U. S. government and Pueblo de Cochiti has preserved an area patterned with unusual rock formations. D

9:30 pm 
Wonders of the West  "Pony Express Territory"  Following the route of the Pony Express through central Nevada, we celebrate one of the most significant wetlands systems in the American West at the annual Spring Wings Festival. Join us as we tour the historic Eureka Opera House, take a ride on a working railroad and go gem hunting for garnets. Learn about the history of wild horses in Nevada and get an overview of the amazing Great Basin National Park. D

10:00 pm 
Nature  "Fortress of the Bears"  Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries.G

11:00 pm 
Wild!  "Lost Whales"  For 150 years, southern right whales were hunted to the brink of extinction, but the discovery of a pod in the Southern Ocean has sparked fresh hope that their numbers are increasing. Intimate underwater footage unveils the behavior of these gentle giants and gives scientists a chance to predict and protect their future recovery. D

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