Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Nature Trackers Week" on Dinosaur Train

“Nature Trackers Week”

November 14-18th on Dinosaur Train

Four New Episodes!

Get outside, get into nature and make your own discoveries! That’s the ideas behind an exciting new nature Trackers initiative launching as part of season two of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids. In the first of four new episodes, premiering the week of November 14, Buddy and his sibling build a beachside clubhouse. Shiny thinks that a clubhouse needs a club, and the “Nature Trackers” club is born!

The Jim Henson Company is also encouraging real life kids to join the club! Beginning in November 2011, the Dinosaur Train website at will feature a downloadable Nature Trackers activity book kids can do with their families. Once the activities are completed, kids can send in proof of their participation to The Jim Henson Company and receive a free dinosaur Train Nature Trackers reward in the mail celebrating their outdoor achievement! Families can also sign up to receive a Nature Trackers e-newsletter with a new outdoor activity challenge each month.

Check out some lesson plans

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Where Soldiers Come From


Thursday 11:00pm

November 10th, 2011

From a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men’s transformation from restless teenagers to soldiers looking for roadside bombs to 23-year-old combat veterans trying to start their lives again, the film offers an intimate look at the young Americans who fight our wars, the families and towns they come from — and the way one faraway conflict changes everything

Find out more info about the soldiers in this film.

Find out more about the town these soldiers come from.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Fabric of the Cosmos

A new four part Nova Series

Wednesday night at 9pm

Channel 8

"The Fabric of the Cosmos," a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we’d hardly recognize—a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.

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Classroom Activities

Black Hole Activity “Monster of the Milky Way” -

Detecting Life on other Planets -

Solar Paint Your Roof -