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Join K.B Carr, author of the Weird and Wacky Planet series, along with a few friends, as they bring you the REAL skinny on what's REALLY going on in the Natural World. Presenting Nature to kids in ways that will empower them!

Nature Just Got Real‪!‬ K.B. Carr

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join K.B Carr, author of the Weird and Wacky Planet series, along with a few friends, as they bring you the REAL skinny on what's REALLY going on in the Natural World. Presenting Nature to kids in ways that will empower them!

    Where Are All the Birds?

    Where Are All the Birds?

    Happy November, neighbor!
    Hello, Planeteers! 
    Are you seeing fewer birds in your neighborhood? I know I am!
    In this episode, we take a look at what’s going on in the bird world. Are there fewer birds? Why is that? What can we do about it?
    Chuck Darwin gives us two words that have to do with birds, humans, and some other species, Tito gives us some very weird bird facts, and Captain Jack tells us some tools birds use that we use, too!
    There's a project PDF to go along with the episode that involves a craft project you can make to help birds. You can download the PDF HERE.
    If you are an educator and would like the classroom resource packet for this episode, you can get it HERE.
    If you want to listen to this podcast with audio only, you can do that HERE.
    If you want to watch this episode as a video on YouTube, you can do that HERE.
     
     
    Here are all the links for this episode:


    Christmas Bird Count: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count


    eBird App: https://ebird.org/home


    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/  
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet  
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthor  
    Threads: https://www.threads.net/@weirdandwackyplanet
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@weirdandwackyplanet
    email:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.com  


    Get the Weird & Wacky Planet series: 
    https://weirdandwackyplanet.com/pages/books


    Get a FREE e-Book:
    https://weirdandwackyplanet.com/pages/free-book

    • 17 min
    Spiders-Spooky or Spectacular?

    Spiders-Spooky or Spectacular?

    Happy October to you!
    Hello, Planeteers! 
    Are you afraid of spiders? if so, you might have one of the most common fears on the planet! But, before you go running off and getting webs in your hair, check out this spiderific episode and let's see if we can change your mind. Or, at least bust some of the most common myths about spiders!
    In this episode, we take a deeper dive into the myths that surround spiders and put them to the test. Some are true and some are not, but they’re all fascinating! 
    Chuck Darwin gives us a new word that I found hard to say, Tito gives us some spooky spider facts, and Captain Jack tells us why we shouldn’t catch spiders in our house and put them outside. I am totally guilty of that!
    There's a project PDF to go along with the episode that involves apps, and you can download the PDF HERE.
    If you are an educator and would like the classroom resource packet for this episode, you can get it HERE.

    If you want to watch this episode as a video on YouTube, you can do that HERE.
     
     
    Here are all the links for this episode:
    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/  
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet  
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthor  
    Threads: https://www.threads.net/@weirdandwackyplanet
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@weirdandwackyplanet
    email:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.com  


    Get the Weird & Wacky Planet series: 
    https://weirdandwackyplanet.com/pages/books


    Get a FREE e-Book:
    https://weirdandwackyplanet.com/pages/free-book

    • 15 min
    What About Wasps?

    What About Wasps?

    Happy Fall to you!
    Hello, Planeteers! 
    Are you seeing wasps everywhere all of a sudden? Are they crashing your picnics, trying to steal your food, or hovering around you like it’s their job? Do you think they are scary or looking for the best spot to sting you?
    In this episode, we take a deeper dive into the lifecycle of the wasp and find a greater understanding of their behavior. We also learn why we shouldn’t swat at them or try to shoo them away, and what we can do to help them and ourselves instead. We also find out that they’re actually pretty important pollinators and pest controllers!
    Chuck Darwin gives us a new word that applies to more species than just wasps, Tito gives us some weird wasp facts, and Captain Jack gives us two important reasons not to swat at wasps.
    There's a PDF to go along with the episode that has wasp pictures, and a wasp project that benefits everybody! You can download the PDF HERE.
    If you are an educator and would like the classroom resource packet for this episode, you can get it HERE.
    If you want to listen to this podcast with audio only, you can do that HERE.
    If you want to watch this episode as a video on YouTube, you can do that HERE.


    Here are all the links for this episode:
    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/   
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet  
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthor   
    Threads: https://www.threads.net/@weirdandwackyplanet
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@weirdandwackyplanet
    email:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.com  
    Get the Weird & Wacky Planet series: 
    https://weirdandwackyplanet.com/pages/books

    • 15 min
    How to Tell Directions Without a Compass!

    How to Tell Directions Without a Compass!

    Hello Planeteers!
    This week's episode is hosted by K.B. herself, and she tells us all about How to tell directions without a Compass!
    Did you know if you are outside and get lost, you can observe some patterns in nature and be able to tell which way is North and which way is South?
    And, this episode comes with a free PDF you can download that shows you how to make your own compass at home with just a few household items! You can find it  HERE.
    If you want to watch the episode on video, you can do that HERE.

    If you want 10 ways to get your kids outside and off their screens with very little effort on your part, get the free report at https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/10-ways-report 
    If you want to read the Field Journal Blog, you can do that HERE.
    Until next week, have a handy survival skill adventure in YOUR neighborhood!
    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/
    FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthor
    email:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.com 
    Get the Weird & Wacky Planet series: https://www.amazon.com/K-B-Carr/e/B00XIZ9ASW 
    Get a FREE ebook: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/free-book 

    • 7 min
    Jellyfish! How Dangerous Are They?

    Jellyfish! How Dangerous Are They?

    Hello Planeteers!
    This week's episode is hosted by Captain Jack, and she tells us all about Jellyfish!
    Do you know what to do if you get stung by a Jellyfish? No, you don’t pee on it. I thought you did, but I was wrong. Find out the REAL actions to take in this episode.
    And, yes, this episode comes with a free PDF you can download. You can see pictures of  19 species of jellyfish and make your own jellyfish in a bottle. This project has a little bit of a twist I think you’ll like! You can find it  HERE.
    If you want to watch the episode on video, you can do that HERE.

    If you want 10 ways to get your kids outside and off their screens with very little effort on your part, get the free report at https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/10-ways-report 
    If you want to read the Field Journal Blog, you can do that HERE.
    Until next week, have a non-stinging adventure in YOUR neighborhood!
    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/
    FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthor
    email:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.com 
    Get the Weird & Wacky Planet series: https://www.amazon.com/K-B-Carr/e/B00XIZ9ASW 
    Get a FREE ebook: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/free-book 

    • 7 min
    Heatwave! How can we stay cool?

    Heatwave! How can we stay cool?

    Hello Planeteers!
    This week's episode is hosted by Dr. Chuck Darwin, and he tells us all about staying cool during a heatwave!
    There are some super-fun ways to do this, and he also tells us how to make S’mores using a solar oven we can build ourselves!
    Yes, this episode comes with a free PDF you can download with the instructions on how to build a solar oven, and what materials you need. You can find it  HERE.
    If you want to watch the episode on video, you can do that HERE.

    If you want 10 ways to get your kids outside and off their screens with very little effort on your part, get the free report at https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/10-ways-report 
    If you want to read the Field Journal Blog, you can do that HERE.
    Until next week, have a cooling-down adventure in YOUR neighborhood!
    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/
    FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrauthor
    email:  naturejustgotreal@gmail.com 

     Get the Weird & Wacky Planet series: https://www.amazon.com/K-B-Carr/e/B00XIZ9ASW 
    Get a FREE ebook: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/free-book 

    • 6 min

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