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“Tah-dee!” Get Ready for a “Nature Cat” Special and New Episodes

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When the weather is cold, it’s is to be a little more reluctant to explore our surroundings, but an all-new “Nature Cat” special is sure to spark kids’ curiosity for the outdoors!

 

The brand new, hour-long special features four new, super special 11-minute stories:

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  • “Stream and Shout” - Nature Cat goes to his Nature Curiosity List for inspiration and finds number 73: “Where do streams begin?” This seemingly simple question leads the gang on an action-packed adventure, as they follow the stream uphill, exploring new environments and meeting all sorts of friendly critters. When they finally find out where the stream begins, they are whoa-ho-ho amazed!
What kids learn: streams start out as runoff from rain or snow and flow into larger and larger bodies of water, eventually reaching the ocean.

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  • “Hal’s Day Off” − After a silly mishap leaves Hal alone in the big city (well, he does have his chew-toy Mr. Chewinsky with him), it’s up to Nature Cat, Squeeks and Daisy to make their way to the city and find Hal! Tally ho! Even though Hal is having so much fun sightseeing, he will need to get home somehow. When Nature Cat, Squeeks and Daisy can’t locate Hal, they turn for help to animals that they never even knew lived in the city!
What kids learn: different kinds of wild animals can survive and even thrive in city neighborhoods.

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  • “Tally Ho! A Rainbow” − After a rainstorm (Nature Cat is sure glad it’s over!), Daisy wants to capture a picture of a rainbow for her Granny Bunny, who just loves rainbows! But finding a rainbow is easier said than done, as the four friends trek all over in search of it!
What kids learn: Just after a rainstorm, when the sun comes out, you can stand with your back to it and look for a rainbow in the sky.

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  • “Travelin’ Seeds” − When Daisy finds a beautiful flower in her garden that she didn’t plant, it’s up to Nature Cat and his pals to find out where the flower came from. Their investigation leads them through the park and into the woods, where the clues show them that seeds can actually travel far distances and grow where they land.
What kids learn: Some plans make seeds that will travel to new growing places to continue the plants’ cycle of life. 

The “Nature Cat” one-hour special will air Monday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Jan. 22, at 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. … But the fun doesn’t end there! 

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New episodes of “Nature Cat” will continue to air all week long at 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with episodes including: “Ants Revolution/Tide Pool Tough,” “Hooray, It’s Arbor Day/Goodnight, Gracie” and “Worm Whisperer/Love You, Michael Bluejay.”

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You can also go beyond the broadcast and find fun, interactive ways to inspire kids to start their own backyard and park adventures with Nature Cat’s online games and printable DIY Activities, like “Seed Soaring,” “Park Builder” and “Sail Away” DIY sail boat!

TUNE IN:

“Nature Cat”

Jan. 18 - 22 at 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day 

GET INTERACTIVE:

“Nature Cat” PBS Kids