Disclosure: I am PBS KIDS ambassador, as always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences.
I know we are all ready for Spring and ready to celebrate Earth Month outdoors with a nature adventure. If looking for ideas to shake off the winter chill, PBS KIDS kicks-off its annual Explore the Outdoors initiative, on April 6 with brand new themed on-air programming and online and mobile content.
PBS stations across the country will be hosting local community educational activities to extend the exploration beyond the screen.
Across the country, more than 50 local PBS member stations will be hosting Earth Month-related events to connect children to the environment through hands-on learning activities. Events will explore everything from studying the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly, to the importance of recycling and lessons on how to grow a sustainable garden. Families will also have the opportunity to explore nature themes and environmental concepts with PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors activities and materials.
Kids can play plant, animal and adventure-themed games by visiting pbskids.org/outdoors. More information about how to engage the entire family in outdoor exploration this April is available at pbsparents.org/outdoors.
Also check your local listings for PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors will include new episodes from science and nature-based series WILD KRATTS and DINOSAUR TRAIN. Outdoor-themed episodes from a variety of PBS KIDS programs, including a new episode of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD.
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WILD KRATTS – New Episodes Premiere April 20, 21 &22
It’s always an adventure with the Kratt brothers and the Explore the Outdoors week includes the premiere of three all-new WILD KRATTS episodes. Learn about the amazing world of chameleons with Martin and Chris in “Chameleons on Target,” airing April 20. Then on April 21, it’s off to Madagascar, where Chris and Martin witness a dispute between two troops of Ring-tailed lemurs in “Lemur Stink Fight.” Finally, join Aviva when she unveils her new invention on April 22 in “Capture the Fishmobile.”
To continue the learning on the go there is a new Wild Kratts World Adventure App, currently available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and coming soon to Android.
DINOSAUR TRAIN – New Episodes Premiere April 20 & 21
The Pteranodon family is always ready to head into the great prehistoric outdoors for fun and adventure! In “Tiny’s Fishing Friend/Butterflies,” premiering Monday, April 20, Tiny is on the hunt to find a mammal in the Mesozoic who likes fish after learning that many mammals don’t eat fish at all. Then, on April 21, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don are excited that Keira Chirostenotes gets to babysit them for the night while Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon go out for a dinner on the Dinosaur Night Train in “Best Ever Babysitter/Plant a Tree.”
Plus out in April 21, 2015 new “Dinosaur Train: Explore Outdoors!” DVD retailing for $12.99 with eight dino-mite adventures.
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD – New Episode Premieres April 20
It’s a beautiful day in the Neighborhood! In “Daniel Explores Nature/Daniel’s Nature Walk,” Daniel and his family are spending the day outside exploring, when Daniel spots a beautiful red bird. As they watch the busy bird, they learn about how a bird’s nest is built. But when the nest falls out of the tree, will Daniel and Katerina be able to help her? Then, there’s so much to explore when you’re outside! Daniel is going on a nature walk in the forest with O the Owl and Uncle X. They see frogs, worms and even spot a rainbow in the sky!