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Podcast

Nature Just Got Real!

Join K.B Carr, author of the Weird and Wacky Planet series, along with a few friends, as they bring you the REAL skinny on what's REALLY going on in the Natural World. Presenting Nature to kids in ways that will empower them!

Episodes

  • Ep #10 - Project Bumblebee Watch

    May 27 2020

    Did you know that scientists need our help tracking Bumblebees? In this episode, we talk to Rich Hatfield from the Xerces Society about why tracking Bumblebees is important, why scientists need help doing it, and what WE can do to help them. And yes, there’s an app for that!Also, in this episode, Chuck Darwin gives us the definition of the word Pollinator and tells us who they are, Jack answers a listener’s question about whether bumblebees can sting, and Tito gives us some weird facts abou...more

  • Ep #9 - How to Make a No-Sew Face Mask

    May 21 2020

    This week, we learn how to make our own no-sew face mask. No more excuses for unfashionable face wear!Chuck Darwin gives us the noun and verb version of the word of the week, and Captain Jack answers a listener question about whether pets should wear masks in public, too. Tito tells us about a cool critter who looks like it wears a mask, and calls out Captain Jack for wearing a mask at a photo shoot, of which there may or may not be visual evidence. I hope this isn't the start of a He said-...more

  • Ep #8 - What is a Virus?

    May 13 2020

    This week, I talk to Maryanne Tranter, a pediatric Nurse Practitioner, about what a virus actually is. We are hearing all about the Coronavirus right now, but regular colds and cases of flu are caused by viruses, too! We talk about what viruses are, how do we get them, and what we can do about it.Also, Chuck Darwin gives us a virus-related word of the week, Captain Jack finds out if chickens cause the Chicken Pox virus, and Tito tells us about an important animal that helps us with many vir...more

  • Ep #7 - Make a Terrarium for Mom!

    May 06 2020

    With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, May 10th, it's the perfect time to build a sprout-growing terrarium for your Mom! You can use a kit like I did, or you can use a mason jar and get the ingredients separately. Add your own decor, some glow in the dark stickers, and you have a useful and reusable gift!Links for this show:Glow in the Dark Terrarium kit - https://amzn.to/2xCagthLight-up Terrarium Kit - https://amzn.to/2YCpwl0Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/FaceBook: https://faceboo...more

  • Ep #6 - Make a Bird Home Depot!

    Apr 29 2020

    Have you ever thought you'd like to do more for birds than just fill up the birdfeeder? Today, we are making a Bird Home Improvement Center. It's a little like a store where birds can come to get some building materials to assist with building their nests. I call it the Bird Home Depot. Or, maybe I should call it the Bird Nest Depot. Build one for your back yard and hang it where you can watch your customers come in and help themselves to home improvement essentials!Website: https://www.weirdand...more

  • Ep #5 - Kids' Covid-19 Questions Answered by an Expert!

    Apr 22 2020

    Got questions about the Coronavirus? We had some, too! Rear Admiral Dr. James Galloway, former assistant US Surgeon General during the Bush and Obama administrations answers kids' questions about Covid-19.Links for this show are:https://jamesgallowaymd.expert/Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanetInstagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanetTwitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthoremail:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.comGet the Weir...more

  • Ep # 4 - Where Did Covid-19 Come From?

    Apr 22 2020

    Where do scientists think Covid-19 came from? We get an expert's opinion when Dr. Ryan Colburn from the Grand Rapids John Ball Zoo joins us on show. He explains where they think it came from, how they think it became a virus that affects humans, and hey, what about those big cats at the Bronx Zoo?!Links for this show:https://www.jbzoo.org/To support John Ball Zoo:https://www.jbzoo.org/donateWebsite: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanetInstagram: ...more

  • Ep #3 - Amazon on Fire-part 2

    Apr 16 2020

    Do you wonder why the rain forest is on fire and what we can do about it? My guest is Chelsea Raiche from Friends of the Rainforest, and she gives us a unique perspective on this troubling issue, as well as some things we can do about it. This is part 2 of 2 episodes.Links for this episode are:https://www.friendsoftherainforest.org/To order the Rainforest Bracelet:https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/s...Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplan...more

  • Ep #2 - Amazon on Fire-part 1

    Apr 16 2020

    Do you wonder why the rain forest is on fire and what we can do about it? My guest is Chelsea Raiche from Friends of the Rainforest, and she gives us a unique perspective on this troubling issue, as well as some things we can do about it. This is part 1 of 2 episodes.Links for this episode are:https://www.friendsoftherainforest.org/To order the Rainforest Bracelet:https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/s...Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplan...more

  • Ep #1 - Nature Just Got Real-It's a Podcast!

    Mar 30 2020

    In the first episode of the Nature Just Got Real podcast, K.B. Carr, author of the Weird & Wacky Planet series for kids, talks about why she wanted to start a podcast. She will introduce her co-hosts Captain Jack, Chuck Darwin, and Tito, as well as Skinny Pigs Edgar Winter and Clarice Starling!Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanetInstagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanetTwitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthoremail:  ...more