Leading up to Earth Day, KLRU will present four weeks of “Explore the Outdoors” themed programming from popular series including WILD KRATTS, DINOSAUR TRAIN, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, and CURIOUS GEORGE. Premieres include new episodes from WILD KRATTS, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, CURIOUS GEORGE and a new Earth Day themed episode of ARTHUR, airing Monday, April 16. On Friday, April 20 (the Friday before Earth Day), KLRU will also present a special line-up of environmentally-themed programs to gear kids up to celebrate Earth Day. Themed weeks include:
WILD KRATTS “Backyard Adventures Week”
March 26-30 at 4 p.m.
This special week features five episodes all about venturing outside to explore the wonders that are as close as your own backyard. The week concludes with the premiere of a new episode, “Flight of the Pollinators,” on Friday, March 30, which explores the amazing delivery system of plants and their animal partners.
DINOSAUR TRAIN “Nature Trackers Week”
April 2-6 at 9:30 a.m.
This encore presentation of four “Nature Trackers” episodes of DINOSAUR TRAIN includes “Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature!,” “Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Flowers,” “Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight” and “That’s Not a Dinosaur/Tiny’s Garden.” The storylines follow Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don as they make their own discoveries in nature.
The episodes encourage kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries.
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! “Nature’s Know-How Week”
April 9-13 at 8:30 a.m.
The Cat, Nick and Sally go on a variety of outdoor adventures this week, including journeys to Drippety Dry Desert and Splishy Splashy Pond. Two new episodes premiere: “Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water” on Monday, April 9, and “Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers” on Thursday, April 12.
ARTHUR “Prunella the Pack Rat/What’s in a Name?”
April 16 at 3 p.m. (repeating April 20 at 3 p.m.)
Prunella the Packrat – Prunella saves everything – ticket stubs, quizzes from second grade, pencil stubs, broken shoe laces…you name it and it’s in her closet! Can Arthur help her break her packrat habits in time to put together the display for the school’s Earth Day fair? Or is Prunella doomed to drown in her clutter? What’s in a Name? – Binky find out that his real name isn’t Binky, it’s… Shelley?!! He’s certain he will have to leave town – or at least school – having this silly name. Until his mom tells him the story of his ancestor, Shelley Barnes, the greatest circus owner of his time…
CURIOUS GEORGE “Explore Your World Week”
April 16-20 at 8 a.m.
During this special week, everyone’s favorite monkey dabbles in a range of activities – from radio DJ-ing, to painting, to building a home for a squirrel. The week includes three premiere episodes – “DJ George/Curious George Paints the Desert” on Monday, April 16, “No Knowing Gnocchi/Here Comes the Tide” on Wednesday, April 18, and “Junky Monkey/Jumpy Warms Up” on Friday, April 20.
Online and Mobile Resources for Families
KLRU and PBS KIDS are increasingly serving children wherever they live, learn, and play – online, on mobile devices, on TV, and in the classroom. Kids can continue their environmental exploration online at PBSKIDS.org/outdoors to find environmental and outdoor themed games, activities and videos and on mobile through the PBS KIDS Video App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
PBS Parents will provide resources for parents to explore the outdoors with their own families on PBSParents.org/outdoors. The site will provide activities from the on-air episodes, listings for PBS KIDS”Day in the Park” events, and ideas and resources that Central Texas families can use to explore the outdoors any time.