Eco-Explorers Series: Magnificent Mammals

Come out to the Pavilion to view a variety of mammal specimens! Discover what makes mammals unique, and some of their cool adaptations that allow them to survive in the wild. Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present. We’ll be using specimens from our education collection and tools for exploration, then head to the woods to put into action what we learned.

Rare | Creatures of the Photo Ark

Rare Creatures of the Photo Ark airs on WSKG-TV on August 1, 2017 at 9pm

In his 25 years as a National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore has learned to never ignore the smaller creatures in our midst. Joel gets us up close with colorful and charismatic insects with faces and features usually found in sci-fi flicks, because “they help make the world go ‘round.”

Joel also goes in search of larger animals. In the Czech Republic and in one of the series’ most poignant moments, Joel boards the rarest rhinoceros in the world onto the Photo Ark. Nabiré is one of only five of northern white rhinos left on the planet and it may be too late for her kind. Joel’s got one more hike-he’d-rather-not-hike in him, this time in New Zealand where he tags along on a Rowi kiwi egg rescue.

Polar Bear – Spy on the Ice

Polar Bear Spy on the Ice airs on WSKG-TV March 8, 2017 at 8pm

Icebergcam, Blizzardcam and Snowballcam are a new generation of covert devices on a mission to explore the Arctic islands of Svalbard in Norway. Backed up by Snowcam and Driftcam, these state-of-the-art camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence of the polar bear. The cameras are just a breath away when two sets of cubs emerge from winter maternity dens. They also capture the moment when the sea ice breaks away from the island in the spring. As one set of mother and cubs journey across the drifting ice in search of seals, the other is marooned on the island with very little food.

Creature Teachers Martin and Chris Host An Underwater Adventure

Join the adventures of Martin and Chris as they meet up with cool creatures from around the world – and witness many never-before-seen wildlife moments. With their creature smarts plus their newly invented Creature Power Suits, the brothers Kratt are using amazing animal abilities to rescue their animal friends when they get into trouble. Each episode is a wildly funny adventure that also features how animals use science in their natural lives.  In this special half-hour episode ‘Lost in Sea’:
Speaking Dolphinese | The Wild Kratts team is on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on earth – dolphins! With the help of Aviva’s experimental dolphin decoder and two young dolphin tutors, Chris and Martin join a pod and try to speak “dolphinese”.

Wild Kratts: Back in Creature Time

In the special, Aviva unveils her most secret invention yet – the Time Trampoline! Now the Kratts crew can jump back in time and finally meet extinct creatures like the Dodo bird and the mysterious Tasmanian Tiger. Part 1 | The Wild Kratts crew lament the extinction of different animals in recent history and how they’ll never ever be able to see them. Aviva decides that it’s finally time to unveil her most secret invention yet – the Time Trampoline! Using the trampoline, the Wild Kratts jump back in time to meet the extinct Dodo Bird of Mauritius.

Supernature Wild Flyers and how they are 'Defying Gravity'

A flying Paradise tree snake in Tenom, Borneo. photo: Jack Socha/BBC

 

Supernature Wild Flyers Defying Gravity airs on WSKG TV June 29, 2016 at 8pm. Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne. From leapers to gliders, each creature has special techniques, but all must overcome the force of gravity. The sky is one of the world’s most challenging places to live, but across the planet an extraordinary range of animals do something we can only dream of – take to the air.

Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom

This episode of NATURE takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family, revealing it to be one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. Wolverines are among the most elusive creatures on the planet. They seek out the toughest terrain – the most rugged, remote and fiercely raw – and they’ve always been scarce to begin with. So they’re hard to find. They weigh only about 30 pounds, but they have a ton of attitude and a reputation to match.