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WCTE is excited to kick off a special Earth Day initiative in April for Earth Month. We invite you to join us for local events, plus explore these upcoming programs that will be available on-air, as well as via streaming with the PBS app.

Two New Programs Premiering in April 2024 -- Celebrate our Planet! 

CHANGING PLANET: CORAL SPECIAL will embark on the third year of this 7-year project examining the issues facing the planet’s most threatened ecosystems. Dr. M. Sanjayan visits the Maldives to take an in-depth look at coral reefs and the urgent efforts to help them survive climate change. Globally, coral reefs are at a crisis point – warming seas cause corals to bleach and without action nearly all reefs could die off in the next few decades. There's a race against time to help damaged reefs recover. Premiering Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS, and the PBS app.

INDEPENDENT LENS: ONE WITH THE WHALE explores why hunting whales is a matter of life or death for the residents of St. Lawrence. When a shy Alaska Native teen becomes the youngest person ever to harpoon a whale for his village, his family is blindsided by thousands of keyboard activists brutally attacking him online—without full perspective on the importance of the hunt to his community's well-being. Premieres Tuesday, April 23 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS, and the PBS app. The program will also be available on the PBS YouTube channel beginning on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

Explore more programs related to Earth Month!

American ExperienceThe Sun Queen

Unsung scientist Mária Telkes dedicated her career to harnessing the power of the sun.

NOVAWeathering the Future

Americans use ancient wisdom and new technology to fight extreme weather.

Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day
Nature CatEarth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day

It’s Earth Day today! Hooray! / Nature Cat and his pals get sidetracked on their hike.