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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. 

03012021: Kids Save The World, 3/1/2021

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

We meet kids who taking action to address climate change, including Mica Kantor from Our Children's Trust who suing the government for the right to a clean environment, we learn about Greta Thunberg, and we hear the alarm about insect populations.

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This week on The Children's Hour meet kids who are standing up to demand adults take action on the issues that directly impact their lives. We’ll be joined by Our Children's Trust attorney Nate Bellinger, and the crew talks with Mica Kantor, a 12 year old plaintiff in a case against the Montana government over the state's inaction on climate change.

Kids Crew members Julia and Kaia will teach us about Greta Thunberg and her Fridays For Future campaign.

Then the kids in the Extinction Diaries are sounding the alarm about the collapse of insect populations worldwide. 

Kids make a difference every week on The Children's Hour! Learn with us. 


20210712: Penguins, 7/12/2021

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

This show is super cool! We learn about penguins from Dr. Charles Bergman, who has visited all 18 species of penguins in the wild. Mixed with great music.

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The Kids Crew is joined by Charles Bergman who is a writer, photographer, and speaker and longtime professor at Pacific Lutheran University. He also wrote Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All. We learn about different species of penguins, their habits, and more interesting facts!

There are 15 other species of penguins in the world, some of which are critically endangered. But, all penguins are on thin ice. Overfishing, changing ocean temperatures, and pollution threaten their survival. 

We also find out about penguins' unique taste buds, and we learn from the Extinction Diaries about the rate of extinction on land versus in the oceans.

All this plus more interesting penguin facts and chill penguin themed music!