Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 31

In conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, DPTV is excited to offer a selection of themed programming with topics ranging from agriculture to meteorology to climate change and more!

Premiering This Earth Month on DPTV

Scientists learns new things about our home planet of Earth every day. Tune in to DPTV this Earth Month to follow along on some of the incredible discoveries made about our past, and look ahead to the future.



‘The Sun Queen | American Experience’

Learn about inventor Mária Telkes, who spent nearly 50 years exploring how to harness the sun’s power. Battling sexism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she persevered to design the first successfully solar-heated house in 1948 and held more than 20 patents.

‘Arctic Sinkholes | NOVA’

Scientists investigate colossal explosions in Siberia and other evidence that rapidly melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

‘Weathering the Future’

As extreme weather in the United States impacts more people – with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires and droughts – discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.

It’s Earth Month and we’re examining the effects of climate change on Detroit neighborhoods.  Heavy rains have caused streets and basements to flood on a regular basis, partially due to the city’s aging infrastructure. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits the hard-hit Jefferson-Chalmers community on the east side and explores some solutions. Learn More>>

U-M President Ono on Sustainability Strategy

University of Michigan President Santa Ono will expand on his sustainability agenda for the university. After his speech, Q&A will be moderated by Telva McGruder, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for General Motors Co. Learn More >>

‘Changing Planet’

Changing Planet revisits six of our planet’s most vulnerable ecosystems and catches up with truly inspiring scientists and local experts fighting to safeguard their communities and wildlife, and charting the progress of their game-changing environmental projects. Join conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan to meet new faces who’ll deepen our understanding of these habitats.

‘Chasing Carbon Zero | NOVA’ 

Can the U.S. reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and avoid the biggest impacts of climate change? Experts say it can be done. Here’s the technology that could get us there.

Virtual Events

Climate Change and the Great Lakes – GLN Special Earth Month Watch Party

Tune in for a special GLN Episode Sneak Peek Watch Party featuring a promo for the NOVA: Weathering the Future special along with a climate-related segment from GLN’s April episode. Join the live virtual event for a conversation about the national implications of climate change, place-based solutions and the environmental issues and assets specific to the Great Lakes region.  Learn More >>

Thurston High School Youth Media Showcase

MLC will be hosting a watch party showcasing student work from Thurston High School in Redford alongside KQED. Students completed the Youth Media Challenge “Call for Change” and one of the submissions is about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Learn More >>

Learning Resources

Michigan Learning Channel is curating and sharing Earth Month resources from around the state and PBS Learning Media for Grades 3-12 audience.
PBS KIDS! is celebrating Earth Month by sharing fun activities for children in the areas of environmental activism, climate science and Earth Day resources.

Explore Michigan and Beyond

Great Lakes Now explores the environmental, recreational, cultural, and economic issues of the lakes and the communities that depend on them.
Under The Radar Michigan is a fast paced weekly program exploring the best of Michigan.
Michigan Out of Doors T.V. hopes to promote and preserve the Outdoor lifestyle for years to come here in our great state.

Explore Our Planet and Beyond

Capturing the splendor of the natural world, from the African plains to the Antarctic ice.
Baratunde Thurston explores humanity's passionate relationship with outdoor spaces.
Explore scientific discoveries on television's most acclaimed science documentary series.
Join Steve Backshall in uncharted territory to uncover the world’s last unknown places.
Celebrate the recipients of The Earthshot Prize – Prince William's environmental award.
Explore the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi rivers in this three-part series.