Season 4 - Episodes 3 & 4 - An Arctic Adventure
Books Mentioned in this Podcast
After discovering the joys of the countryside, former city raccoon Leon decides to explore the world. This new adventure will take him to the Arctic to help open a school. He will learn just how essential teamwork is.
The air might be freezing, but the race is heating up! Dev can't stop thinking about how much he'd disappointed his dad by signing up for The Wild Life. But to win a race through the frozen Arctic tundra, where animals are ferocious and nature is extreme, the red team needs everyone to give it their all...even Dev!
Eleven-year-old Matt is struggling in school and he has to set up his own business to save his failing math grade. But what is he even good at? The only thing he truly loves is his team of dogs, and so Matt’s Sled Dog School is born. Teaching dogsledding should be easy, right?
The Narwhal and Jelly books are delightfully silly graphic novels full of heart, friendship and playful adventure. Readers can now get the first three books (Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Peanut Butter and Jelly) in the series in paperback, along with a bonus poster, in one turtle-y awesome box set.
Each March, the world's top sled dog teams gather in Alaska for the sport's biggest event: the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In this incredible race, mushers race their dog teams across more than 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) of rough Alaskan terrain. Readers (Ages 7-9) will learn about the Iditarod's history, rules, strategies, and much more.
This lushly illustrated picture book celebrates the resilient wildlife and barren, beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle, tracing the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic and reminding the reader of the hardships and harmony of life in the wild.
It is springtime in Alaska, and the U.S. Geological Survey team is gearing up for polar bear capturing. The scientists locate bears from a helicopter, tranquilize them, give them tattoo ID numbers and tags, and collect data such as height, weight, and body fat measurements and samples such as blood, hair, feces, and even teeth. For more than forty-five years, scientists have been capturing bears in order to get information. What has this information been telling scientists about polar bears and our changing global climate? Find out in this fascinating entry in the Scientists in the Field series!