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11302020: Skunks, 11/30/2020

From The Children's Hour Inc. | Part of the The Children's Hour (Subscribable) series | 58:00

We learn all about skunks with world renown mephitologist, Dr. Jerry Dragoo.

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This episode of The Children's Hour is going to stink, as we learn all about skunks with the founder and director of The Dragoo Institute for the Betterment of Skunks and Skunk Reputations, Dr. Jerry Dragoo. We'll find out where skunks are found, why they smell, and how to avoid getting sprayed. Dr. Dragoo is a world renowned mephitologist, or biologist who studies skunks. 

Plus Kids Crewmember, Evan Daitz has a review of the trilogy A Boy Called Bat, where Dr. Dragoo is a character.  And the kids in the Extinction Diaries cover a giant spider that was thought to be extinct, but has been rediscovered. 

Roadrunners

From The Children's Hour Inc. | Part of the The Children's Hour series | 58:00

We learn all about New Mexico's state bird, the roadrunner, which had never really been studied by biologists until recently.

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New Mexico's state bird, the Roadrunner, is well known as a cartoon character, but it turns out they had never really been studied by biologists until an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico took them on as her senior thesis project. The kids and Katie talk with that student, Tina Guo, and we visit with her mentor, Museum of Southwestern Biology director Dr. Christopher Witt, to learn about the lives, habits, and peculiarities of Roadrunners. 

This show is mixed with excellent music fitting the topic, and we have curriculum for teachers, parents and students at our website specific to this episode.