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. 6/21, 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.
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. 5/17, 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. 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.
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 - 12/14 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.
Get spaced out with us on The Children's Hour, where we'll learn about Comet Ison and the many opportunities you have to see it. Folks from the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will give us information about this comet, and the two others in our skies right now. Plus, we'll have the good people from Recycle Santa Fe with all you need to know about the nation's largest and oldest recycled art market. Join us at 9am, every Saturday morning!