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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 • 3 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!

    Happy Earth Day 2021-part 2 S2, Ep #3.2

    Happy Earth Day 2021-part 2 S2, Ep #3.2

    Happy Earth Day to you...and here is part 2!


    Happy Earth Day 2021, Planeteers! Since I had so much to talk about, I decided to split this episode into 2 parts, and this is part 2.

    In this second part, we are going to talk to Tracey Ritchie, who is the Director of Education at EarthDay.org.

    She tells us all about WHAT Earth Day is, WHEN it started, WHY it started, and WHO started it. (Hint: it's ALMOST as old as me. But not quite...)

    She gives us some great ideas about what kids and families can do to help the planet. She tells us about the EarthDay.org app and what we can use it for. And, you know how I love a good app!!

    Don't forget that you can get Weird & Wacky Endangered Creatures for free this week on Amazon and if you do, let me know what you think by leaving a review. I promise I read them all:) Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YL3ZVLT

    If you want to watch this episode as a video on YouTube, you can do that here: https://youtu.be/7F7CPRDOglM

    Remember that this is Part 2 of the Earth Day episode. Part 1 is already available, and we make our own straws so we don't have to use a plastic one. This was a fun project and I hope you get a chance to do it!


    Here are all the links for this episode:

    EarthDay.org: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/

    Global Earth Challenge App:
    https://www.earthday.org/actions/join-earth-challenge-2020/

    Earth Day Activities, PDF: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/post/happy-earth-day-2021-part-1

    Weird & Wacky Endangered Creatures - Free this week on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YL3ZVLT

    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

    • 29 min
    Happy Earth Day 2021-part 1 S2, Ep #3

    Happy Earth Day 2021-part 1 S2, Ep #3

    Happy Earth Day to you...Happy Earth Day to you...

    Yes, this week is Earth Day 2021 and I had so much to talk about, I decided to split this episode into 2 parts!
    In this first part, we are going to do a project that I love:     make our own straws!

    Seriously, it's not as hard as it sounds. I'll guide you through the whole process. This project will also be featured on the Kids Listen Activity app this week, too, so hopefully, we'll have a bunch of kids making their own straws for Earth Day.

    Don't forget that you can get Weird & Wacky Endangered Creatures for free this week on Amazon and if you do, let me know what you think by leaving a review. I promise I read them all:) The link is below.

    If you want to watch this project as a video on YouTube, you can do that here: https://youtu.be/ZKvIsTUZFS8

    If you want to download the Earth Day Activities PDF,  you can do that here:
    https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/post/happy-earth-day-2021-part-1

    Remember that this is Part 1 of the Earth Day episode. Part 2 will be available on Thursday (the actual Earth Day) where I'll have an interview with Tracy Richie, the Director of Education for EarthDay.org. She's going to tell us lots of cool stuff about how Earth Day got started, when, and some other things we can do to help the planet.

    Here are all the links for this episode:

    Earth Day Activities PDF
    https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/post/happy-earth-day-2021-part-1

    Weird & Wacky Endangered Creatures - Free this week on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YL3ZVLT
     

    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

    • 18 min
    Citizens of the Hiber Nation! S2-Ep #2

    Citizens of the Hiber Nation! S2-Ep #2

    Why do some animals hibernate in winter? Are they lazy? Do they not like winter sports? What exactly is Hibernation anyway?

    In this second show of season 2, we explore hibernation-what it really is, who does it, who doesn’t do it, and other states that look like hibernation but aren’t. Sound complicated? We break it down for you:)

    As many animals who do really hibernate ( and also those fake hibernators) are starting to become active again, we wanted to know the real scoop about it. There were a few surprises in this episode, so prepare yourself!

    Chuck Darwin gives us a couple of different words that mean basically the same thing, but have different reasons and different seasons.

    Tito gives us some crazy facts about birds that have to do with a state that looks like hibernation but isn’t, and some highly unusual habits some of these birds have been seen doing.

    Captain Jack asks if any dog species hibernate. She was thinking the answer would be no, but the answer surprised her and it might surprise you too!

    There is a lesson plan to go along with this episode with recommended reads and hibernation cam links, so you can watch live as bears start to wake up and become active!

    If you want to watch this episode on YouTube, watch it here:
    https://youtu.be/QB3HmYA2AYQ


    Here are the links from this episode:

    Weird & Wacky Creatures 2- we talk about Raccoon Dogs featured in this book.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YL3ZVLT

    Lesson Plan for Grades 3 to 5:
    http://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/post/citizens-of-the-hiber-nation

    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

    • 24 min
    S2-EP 1 There's a New Snake in Town!

    S2-EP 1 There's a New Snake in Town!

    In this episode, we talk about the exciting discovery of a new snake species, and the man who discovered it, Jeff Weinell. He gave K.B some cool facts about the snake, even though it hasn't been studied in the wild.

    And, even cooler (well, besides the fact that it's a new species) is that he got to NAME it! What name did he decide on and why? If you discovered a new species, what would you name it? K.B. is thinking she might name it after Captain Jack.

    Chuck Darwin gives us a couple of new words to learn that have to do with the field of snake study, Captain Jack tells us some Snake jokes, and Tito gives us sssome fassscinating factsss about ssssnakes that even K.B. didn't know!

    If you want the complete lesson plan with activities, download it HERE,
    and if you only want the coloring page, you can download it HERE.

    Go have a slithering, hissing adventure in your neighborhood!

    You can watch this podcast as a video here:
    https://youtu.be/2Msq4TBYxBI


    Here are the links for this show:
    Lesson Plans for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/podcast
    Coloring page only: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/podcast
    Jeff Weinell Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffweinell
    My book Weird & Wacky Creatures free from 2/1/21 to 2/5/21:
    https://amzn.to/36n1ihv


    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 featuring my Favorite Weird & Wacky Creatures: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/free-book

    • 16 min
    Ep #16 - Interview with Lori Taylor, Author of the Holly Wild Series!

    Ep #16 - Interview with Lori Taylor, Author of the Holly Wild Series!

    Did you ever want to write and Illustrate your own book?

    This week, I interview Lori Tayor, Artist, Author, and Illustrator of the Holly Wild Series, a fictional series set in various Michigan parks and outdoor adventure areas. Even though it's a fictional series, the places where Holly and her friends have their outdoor adventures are all real places right here in Michigan. I haven't been to some of them, so now I can't wait to check them out!

    If you haven't read this series, Summer is a great time to explore new places through books!

    Also, Chuck Darwin gives us the word for fear of the outdoors, Jack answers a question about the difference between Authors and Illustrators, and Tito gives us some cool facts about one of Lori's pets. (Hint: I feature this cutie in one of my own books and I'd loooove to get one!)

    Go have a reading, writing, and exploring adventure in your neighborhood with the Holly Wild Series!

    You can watch this podcast as a video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zUpLdFfvpOvcM1w8lZajw?view_as=public


    Here are the links for this show:
    Lori Taylor's website: https://loritaylorart.com/
    Lori Taylor's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVAbgTiPF-EpIkKoXN6TNg
    My book featuring the W&W Creature Feature: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YL1MGVH

    Website: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/
    FaceBook: https://facebook.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/weirdandwackyplanet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kbcarrautho
    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
    Shop the Weird & Wacky Planet Store: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/store

    • 32 min
    Ep #15 - What is Salt + a Glow in the Dark Salt Project

    Ep #15 - What is Salt + a Glow in the Dark Salt Project

    Happy 4th of July!
    This week, we talk about SALT: what is it, why do we need it, where do we get it, and the history of it. Did you know salt was used as a form of payment?
    We also make Firework Art using salt, glue, and glow in the dark paint.

    Chuck Darwin gives us a word that's used with salty water, Jack gives some tips about calming your dog if he or she is afraid of Fireworks, and Tito tells us some very cool facts about a common, but much-beloved insect. Seriously, it's one of my favorites and I didn't even know most of these facts. Shocking!!

    This episode is better watched as a video if you want to see how the firework salt art is done, and you can watch it HERE,

    but you can also listen to it as a podcast on Apple podcasts HERE, or Spotify HERE, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Welcome to Season 2!


    Here are the links to this show:
    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
    Shop the Weird & Wacky Planet Store: https://www.weirdandwackyplanet.com/store

    • 27 min

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A breath of fresh “AIR”!!

Such a breath of fresh air to empower kids about the GREAT OUTDOORS!! In a world so full of so much pressure on kiddos, Kari keeps them “rooted” with this podcast :) Amazing intro, too! So pro!

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