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Science Education

Exploring The Arctic

Sep 11, 2018
Copyright Jen Chavez-Miller, used with permission

The Children's Hour, 9/15 Sat 9a: What does it mean to be an explorer?  We’ll be joined by Jen Chavez Miller, a teacher who just returned from exploring Arctic Svalbard. The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented melting due to climate change. Find out how curiosity and exploration are essential tools for all kids to have a full understanding of the world.

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The Children's Hour, 9/1 Sat 9a:  Learn how kids and families can be a part of building the southwest’s only urban National Wildlife Refuge, the Valle De Oro. Also find out about a co-ed, multiage scouting organization that’s navigated its way to Albuquerque: the Navigators will be in the studio. 

Kids Go Wild

Aug 23, 2018
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The Children's Hour, 8/25 Sat 9a: We’re going wild with the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation. We’ll be joined by wildlife biologists who will teach us how they are protecting and preserving our wildlife and natural resources, and how you can be a part of the effort.

Chaco Canyon

Aug 14, 2018
Robert Parisot

The Children's Hour: Sat 8/18 9a: Take a trip with The Children's Hour to Chaco Canyon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the center of Pueblo civilization just 1000 years ago, and then was abandoned. Find out the story of Chaco Canyon and what it offers for families today. 

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The Children's Hour will be broadcasting live from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Saturday, June 9th. Learn about the DaVinci exhibit, and the museum’s permanent collection from their scientists and educators. Test your Natural History IQ by playing our game show, enjoy live music, storytelling and hands on activities for kids. The Children's Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, but must be at the museum by 8:40 am, then no tickets are needed.  Be a part of our audience for The Children’s Hour at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Saturday June 9th!

Courtesy of Sonyk Vortex

The Children's Hour, Sat 5/26 9a: It’s officially summer break this Saturday on The Children’s Hour Radio Show,  so to have a great party, we have a live mini concert with the kids in Sonyk Vortex. Plus, 4th graders who are in the Wild Friends Program are coming on the show to talk about pollinators and the Bee City Pollination Celebration in Albuquerque. Bee sure you don’t miss it! 

Photo by Katie Stone

The Children's Hour, 3/24 Sat 9a: We'll learn about a unique class at La Mesa Elementary which is the only Navajo dual language elementary program in Albuquerque Public Schools. Plus, we go down the hall to hear Mrs. Charles' fifth grade Spanish - English bilingual class on why studying science is essential in this warming world.  

Trees

Mar 6, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 3/10 9a: Trees do a lot more for us than we ever do for them. This week we'll learn more about the mighty cottonwood, and other trees of New Mexico. Plus we'll have a live performance from High Desert Pipes and Drums to get us ready for St. Patrick's Day. 

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UPDATE 10/11: The APS Board voted 5-1 to send the letter of opposition to the new standards to the state Public Education Department. 

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New Mexico’s largest school district could next to express disapproval of the state’s proposed new education standards.

The Albuquerque Public Schools board is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to send a letter of opposition to the standards to the state Public Education Department.

Dinosaurs of New Mexico

Aug 24, 2017
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New Mexico is loaded with fossilized bones, and boasts several unique species who lived here millions of years ago.  This episode of the Children’s Hour features educators from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History on the show to talk about dinosaurs of New Mexico.  

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The KUNM Kids learned about the Very Large Array radio telescope in Socorro, New Mexico. We found out about what astronomers are discovering at the VLA and how radio astronomy works. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more.  Originally broadcast February 25, 2017, 9 to 10am on KUNMfm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Endangered Species

Nov 29, 2016
US Fish & Wildlife Service

On this edition of The Children’s Hour, we learned about endangered animals with our friends from Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque. Plus, what’s the real story behind the Nutcracker?  We found out with puppeteers and actors from AuxDog Theater Company. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Originally broadcast on Saturday, December 3, 2016.