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Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS ambassador and received a screener package. As always, my post is my unbiased opinions.
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On January 20, PBS KIDS will premiere “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp,” an all-new, one-hour special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN.
That is right, Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don will go on four new adventures with the help of Mr. Conductor and the Dinosaur Train as they explore erosion, tree lines, rainforests and canyons.
ADVENTURE CAMP: RAFTING
Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don go river rafting for the first time at Nature Adventure’s Tracking Camp. Their old pal Jess Hesperornis meets up with them and they all learn about erosion and the importance of rivers, before finishing up their adventure by cruising through some rapids!
ADVENTURE CAMP: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
For their second outing at Nature Trackers Adventure Camp, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and other friends learn about the tree line as they set out to hike up a mountain. Shiny is determined to get to the top of mountain forest. Buddy wonders if they’ll be able to see anything from the mountaintop, through the tall trees. The kids are amazed that the higher they hike, the shorter trees and bushes get! Then they reach the tree line – a certain point on the mountain, where trees are really small because they don’t have enough air to breathe and the temperature is too cold. In the end, Shiny and all the kids use teamwork to all reach the mountaintop together!
ADVENTURE CAMP: ZIPLINING
The Nature Trackers Adventure Campers are back for another adventure and this time they’ll be travelling to a rainforest! Once they arrive in the dense rainforest, the campers explore different levels of the ecosystem, including the forest floor and the canopy of leaves at the top of the forest. After a hike through the rainforest, the campers’ fun adventure culminates as each kid takes a ride on a zip line, where they all get a bird’s eye view of the entire rainforest!
ADVENTURE CAMP: CANYON HIKING
The Nature Trackers Adventure Campers are led by Mr. Conductor and Gilbert on a hike down a canyon, where they can see the different layers of the Mesozoic Era! At first Lily Lambeosaurus is reluctant to go, thinking that a new adventure sounds hard, but Don convinces her that a new adventure can be worth the effort. At the bottom of the canyon, the kids dig for fossils. Each Nature Tracker goes home with a “new” Ammonite fossil, and Lily is so glad she tried something new!
The Dancing Hotdogs family got a package with a screener. Each segment focuses on the habitats and what make them special. Whether it is deep canyons, dense rainforests, free flowing rivers or trees and elevation. Rock and X enjoyed the shows and it let to interesting discussion on how all these habitats are still around today, thousands of years after dinosaurs.
To go along with the special there is Buddy and the Nature Trackers Book (retails for $9.99) and so many kid and parent friendly activities at http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/.
Check local listings for times for the big premiere or you can always see on the free PBS KIDS video app.