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The Region 17 ITV Network is a consortium of independent school districts and the regional education service center, formed to plan, coordinate and facilitate the cooperative development and operation of a regional integrated telecommunications network The network will enable members to better serve the population of the South Plains area of the State of Texas, to further the mission of its respective members, and to contribute to improved student learning and the overall educational and economic development of the region.

Science Spectrum’s Spring 2019 ITV Schedule

 Regular Program Days and Times

Wednesdays and Thursdays:              9:15am     10:15am     1:00pm

Please contact Matt Davis at Region 17 to schedule ITV programs: mdavis@esc17.net. Please make all reservations and cancellations at least 24 hours in advance

For any questions or comments about program content, please contact Eloralee Todd at the Science Spectrum: eloralee@sciencespectrum.org

January 23rd & 24th  

Space-Stars & Seasons

As our Earth revolves around the Sun, our closest star, the seasons and our night sky change. We will learn about Earth’s rotation, the Sun, the Moon, and some of the stars we can see tonight. 

January 30th & 31st

Astronauts & Our Solar System

Have you ever wanted to travel to outer space? We will take a look at our solar system and explore how scientists and astronauts are learning more about things that are out-of-this-world!

February 6th & 7th

Body Zone
Have you ever wondered just how everything in the human body works? We’ll examine some of the major organs and body systems as we learn about how we digest food, move around, and fight off germs to stay healthy.

February 13th & 14th

Water, Water Everywhere

Did you know we drink the same water the dinosaurs drank? We will take a look at how Earth naturally recycles water through the water cycle, and how it all starts with the Sun. We’ll also look at different types of water sources and how pollution can affect them.  

February 20th & 21st

Earth, Ecosystems, & Survival

Our Earth is incredibly diverse. We will take a look at different types of ecosystems, how plants and animals adapt and survive in unique environments, and how humans are affecting the ecosystems around us.  

February 27th & 28th

Severe Weather Awareness

Bad weather might be on its way. Learn about fire whirls, make “lightning bolts” stand on end, and more as we learn about what weather is and what types there are. Let’s learn what to expect and how we can prepare ourselves and our families for possible severe weather this spring- we may even meet an actual meteorologist!

March 6th & 7th

Butterflies Alive  

Take flight with butterflies! Get an inside look at the Science Spectrum’s spring exhibit, Butterflies Alive! as we look at different types of butterflies and learn about their fascinating life cycles, migration patterns, and survival methods.

March 20th & 21st

Animal Kingdom

Let’s dive into the worlds of mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates! We’ll explore what makes something a living thing, what living things need, and what makes each group of animals so unique from the others. We will even have some of our resident education animals joining us.

March 27th & 28th

Reptiles & Amphibians

From slithering to hopping, we will discuss the differences between reptiles and amphibians. We will take a closer look at some of the reptiles and amphibians here at the Science Spectrum, and even take a look inside a frog with a dissection!

We now provide an ITV Listserv where we send notices of content available over the ITV Network. We provide free access to Science Spectrum Virtual Field trips to ITV Consortium members and there are other many other sources of content that are both free and fee based.
The Region 17 ITV Scheduling Software lets you see currently scheduled events. From here you may see the events you are scheduled for or may join events already in the calendar. Contact Matt Davis (mdavis@esc 17.net) if you would like a username and password. You may login as "Guest" at any time.
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