Produced by Wyoming Public Media and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Kids Ask WhY features young journalists from Wyoming, who explore topics that connect them to their home-- the modern American West. Diving into questions about Wyoming’s history, wildlife, and culture, their thoughtful conclusions help people of all ages see Wyoming through a new lens.
Episode 4: Why Are Beavers And Mountain Men Linked In History?
Madison Burckhardt and Breann Berg learn how beavers and mountain men are linked in history. Madison interviews biologist, Jerry Altermatt about how beavers influence the environment and why they sometimes have to be moved. Breann interviews Clay Landry, fur trade historian, to discuss her favorite mountain man, John Colter, and his adventures in the Yellowstone region.
Episode 3: why are trout vital to Wyoming’s ecosystem?
Joshua Burckhardt and Niko Skoric are located at Trout Creek in Niko’s backyard learning about one of their favorite activities--fishing.
Episode 2: Why are public lands important?
Over half of the state of Wyoming is owned publicly by the federal or state governments. Molly Stanton, Hannah Bertalot, and Sunday Schuh explore why public lands are important to the people of Wyoming, and the rest of the country.
Episode 1: Why Are People attracted to Wyoming?
Seven-year-old Beatrice O’Toole and ten-year-old Keller Dehmel join forces to tell the audience about two reasons Wyoming has a high rate of tourism. In doing so, they share some of their favorite things about the state where they live: snow and Old Faithful.
Kids Ask WhY Season One Trailer
Kids Ask WhY Season 1: Why Is Wyoming Special? Coming October 6.