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Kids In Space

Dec 12, 2019
NASA.gov

The Children's Hour 12/14 Sat 9a: Hear our chat with astronaut Christina Koch who is aboard the International Space Station recorded live at the University of New Mexico with an audience of over 600 students. This was a rare and out of this world opportunity for students to engage with NASA astronauts, space experts and other space enthusiasts in an interactive atmosphere.

Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Nov 26, 2019
Photo by, Kevin Sebold / Wiki, Creative Commons

The Children's Hour 11/30 Sat 9a: It's not earth shattering information that earthquakes and volcanoes are among the most destructive events on our planet. Join us for an exploration of the science behind them with Dr. Mousumi Roy professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico with a special interest in earth science. 

Unappreciated Animals

Oct 10, 2019
Wiki, creative commons

The Children's Hour, 10/12 Sat 9a: Does an animal have to be adorable to be appreciated? How do under appreciated animals like snakes, bugs, lizards and other critters that humans consider pests, fit into the web of life? Our friend Bethany Dunn, Science Education Coordinator from the Albuquerque Biopark will bring some misunderstood species to our studio to help us learn to love them.

The Wonder of Sound

Aug 25, 2019
Creative Commons

The Children's Hour, 8/31 Sat 9a: This week we explore the wonder of sound. Sounds can transport you to another time, bring you to unseen places, tell stories with no words, all using your ears and your imagination. Journey with us on a trip through your mind. We'll provide the sound effects.

Radio Astronomy

Aug 13, 2019
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The Children's Hour 8/17 Sat 9a: In a galaxy far, far away, we can tell there’s a black hole at its center. We know this because of the Very Large Array, a huge radio telescope in central New Mexico that is the most precise radio telescope in the world.  Get spaced out with us as we learn all about radio astronomy from educators at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Summer Birds

Jul 22, 2019
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Children's Hour, 7/27 Sat 9a: This week on The Children’s Hour learn about the summer birds of the Rio Grande Valley with our young naturalist friend, Adya Radcliffe and Laurel Ladwig, a graduate student in the UNM Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies. Then, hear from 4th graders who spent a year birding at the Valle Del Oro, and wrote poetry about their favorite birds.

City of Albuquerque

This week on The Children's Hour, we’re broadcasting live from Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller.  The Kids Crew will follow up on our interview from when he first took office. With featured musical guest Robb Janov, and a special performance by the New Mexico Peace Choir.

Everyone is invited to join us at the Open Space Visitor Center on Saturday June 1, when doors will open at 8:30am. The whole family is welcome to be part of this live broadcast, then stay to enjoy the beautiful bosque. 

Wilderness Kids

May 25, 2019

This week on The Children’s Hour, what happens when the wilderness is the classroom? Teacher Jen Chavez Miller and her 8th graders from Albuquerque’s South Valley Academy explored the wilderness of New Mexico together on day trips, overnight, and for a week in the Gila Wilderness. Hear how kids react to their walk on the wild side. The students put together two videos to capture their experiences that you can see here and here.  Plus Julia talks with Kwame Alexander about his award winning books for kids.  It’s all in an hour!

Looking For Nature

Apr 11, 2019

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/13 9a: Do you love looking for nature? Then you’re ready for the City Nature Challenge! Laurel Ladwig will explain how citizen scientists just like you help collect the data we need to better understand animal populations. Plus, young naturalist, Adya talks about the birds of New Mexico springtime.  We’ll also feature Isa, with her poem for Autism Acceptance Month. It's all in an hour: The Children's Hour! Kids Public Radio.

 

Spiders

Sep 25, 2018
Courtesy of Bill Baumgarner

The Children's Hour, 9/29 Sat 9a: We’ve invited Dr. Sandra Brantley from UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology to help us understand, and maybe even learn to love, the arthropods among us. New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders. We’ll learn more about which are venomous, which are unique to our state, and how we can live together harmoniously. 

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.

Wiki, Creative Commons

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
Wiki, Creative Commons

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. 

Creative Commons, Wiki

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!

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