Julia and Anna reviewed the new book by Naomi C. Rose, Where Snow Leopard Prowls, Wild Animals of Tibet on our August 23, 2014 Children's Hour. They give this book 4 out of 5 chiles, and recommend it for kids ages 5 to 12 years old.
Sat. 8/16, 9am: New Mexico is covered in fossils of ancient plants and animals, including dinosaurs, marine life, mastodons, saber tooth cats and more, dating back hundreds of millions of years. Phil Gensler, Regional Paleontologist for the Bureau of Land Management’s southwestern district will join us to teach us about finding the signs of ancient life on New Mexico’s public lands.
Sat. 8/9, 9am: New Mexico's most beloved bear, we will celebrate Smokey the Bear's 70th birthday. Plus, the cast of Tarzan will perform live, and we'll learn about Engineering for Kids. Also, a memorial for musician Jerry Garcia, lots of KUNM Kids Birthday Club members get shout-outs, and all through we'll play great music ... all in one hour.
Sat. 8/2 9a: Just in time for International Assistance Dog Week, youth trainers Zoe and Jenny from Assistance Dogs of the West will join us along with dogs in training: Marianne and Gilbert. We’ll learn about what assistance dogs do, who needs them, how we should interact with them in public, and how they are trained to do their jobs. These amazing dogs will show off some of their skills for us in the studio. Learn how kids can get involved with training future assistance dogs, and how New Mexico will celebrate International Assistance Dog Week.
Sat. 7/19, 9am: The Rio Grande is the heart of New Mexico. We'll learn how the river looked in the past, what it's doing now, and what we can expect for the future. The Rio Grande stretches a magical 2,401 miles, from its source in Colorado, all the way to the far southern border of the United States. Joining us is Jennifer Scheutz from the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project. Plus, the cast of James and the Giant Peach will roll through the studio.
Sat. 7/12, 9am: Cooper's Hawks are prolific in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Wildlife bird expert Kristen Madden will join us to discuss how kids can identify, protect and keep safe from nesting Cooper's Hawks. We'll also have a visit from Theatre-in-the-Making kids performing Shakespeare, and The Doubleclicks will give us an exclusive, in-studio concert.
Sat. 6/28, 9am: How safe are kids online? Learn with the Media Literacy Project about internet safety and media literacy for kids of all ages. We'll explore what social media safeguards are in place, and what you need to do to keep your privacy and safety intact.
Sat. 6/21, 9am: It's officially the first day of summer and we're celebrating by learning the science of the summer solstice. Also, Porfirio Chavarria, a wildfire firefighter will join us to talk about how to keep safe during wildfire season, especially for those who live in areas where forests and humans converge.
6/14, Sat. 9am: Celebrate Dad this week on The Children's Hour. We'll invite kids who are listening to call in and wish their father a happy Father's Day on the air. Also, we'll have a visit from the curators of The Wonder of Learning exhibition. Plus, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, great music, a family events calendar, and This Day in History. Join us!
Sat. 5/31, 9am: Tornado season is here in New Mexico, learn how to stay safe with meteorologist Kerry Jones, from the National Weather Service. Plus we'll be joined by friends from the CardBoard Playhouse with a live performance from their latest production, and the Santa Fe Opera will tell us about their kid's summer program. Plus, great music, our KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our family events calendar.
Sat. 5/24, 9am: Two new summer camps have started for New Mexico kids: Animal Humane's Camp Humane and Engineering for Kids multiple options. Learn about them and many more options for summer fun. As always, great music, this day in history, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more. Join us!
Sat. 5/17, 9am: We'll be spending the hour learning about butterflies of New Mexico, plus we'll have a visit from the folks at the Albuquerque Railyards. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our events calendar for families, join us!
Sat. 5/10, 9am: In honor of Mother's Day, we'll celebrate moms. Learn about the origin of this holiday, and find out what happened on May 10th in history. We'll have a calendar of events, plus our KUNM Kids Birthday Club.
Sat. 4/19, 9am: Summer camps are accepting registrations around New Mexico. We'll be joined in the studio by folks from the Sky Velvet Vasser Foundation talking about their scholarships for Hummingbird Music Camp, and we'll have a visit from the education staff at the Albuquerque BioPark. We'll also have this day in history, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and of course, great music.
Sat. 3/29, 9am: Looking for birds is easy when you know the basics of birding. We'll also cover the cowbird mafia, taking over nests nationwide. Birds of a feather, let's flock together on Saturday morning.
Sat. 3/15, 9am: Paleontologists visit us Saturday on the show to talk about the amazing nests of Maiasaura, Orodromeus, and Troodon eggs found on Egg Mountain, Montana. Dinosaur lovers, you won't want to miss this one.
2/22, 9am: It's National Engineering Week, and we are honoring engineers among us, including Senator Martin Heinrich who will join us in the studio along with folks from Explora Science Museum and the Fractal Foundation.
Fifth graders from Eugene Field Elementary School in Albuquerque were on the show January 25th, 2014 examining different points of view in relation to three holidays: Labor Day, Mexican Independence Day and Columbus Day. There's two sides (at least!) to every story.
2/15, 9am: Albuquerque's Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy will celebrate Black History Month with us with plenty of poetry and stories about the childhoods of famous black leaders. Plus This Day in History, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and our calendar of family friendly events.
The Children's Hour - 12/28 9am: On the cutting edge of astrophysics, Dark Matter is the thing that space is missing. Dr. Dinesh Loomba from UNM's Physics and Astronomy department will enlighten us about this mysterious cosmological matter.
The Children's Hour - 12/21 9am: Winter is officially here, school is on break, and it's time to celebrate. Join us for our annual holiday show. This year we'll be giving gifts to you, our listeners, throughout the hour. Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.
The Children's Hour - 12/14 9am: We'll learn about the Ice Age in New Mexico with scientist Gary Morgan from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Saber tooth cats, wooly mammoths and humans populated our state 10,000 years ago, when the world went cold. Grab a cup of cocoa and warm up with us as we delve into the Ice Age. Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.
12/7 9am: How can kids stay safe in public places? We'll be joined by Albuquerque Police Department's Officer Steve Sink who will talk with us being street smart and safe. And, kids from the Outpost's Homeschool Opera will give us a live performance in our studio. Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.