On this episode of Kids Ask Why, we learn about biodiversity and how things like bugs, skunks and sagebrush are all interconnected. Cedar and Leena speak with former Curator of the Draper Natural History Museum, Nathan Doerr, about wildlife food chains in Wyoming. Rory and Addie interview plant ecologist, Trevor Bloom, about the importance of plants like sagebrush to the ecosystem.
Explore more ways humans can help wildlife. Make feather guards, meet the Draper Raptor Experience birds, and watch an elk migration video.
Everyone (even kids!) can do all kinds of things to help keep animals safe. On this episode, we learn from two experts about how humans are impacting animals. Scarlett Fessler and Easton Burcham talk to Arthur Middleton, a professor of wildlife management, about migration–and about how people can help or hurt the chances of different migrating animals. Then, Peter Mayer and Ella Eggers talk to Melissa Hill, the director of the Raptor Program at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, about raptors, common bird injuries, and what people can do to help raptors stay safe.
Explore more about Yellowstone features and wildlife. Learn about the culture and lifestyle of Plains Indian people.
Explore more about Wyoming’s open spaces that are made up of federal, state and private land. Learn why open spaces are valuable to both the wildlife and people living in Wyoming.
Molly Buckles and Sam Obrecht love Wyoming because of the open spaces that are made up of federal, state and private land.
Explore more about one of Wyoming’s iconic animals–bears. Also, learn more about a special place in Wyoming called Heart Mountain.
Charlotte Quick and David Buckles learn about one of Wyoming’s iconic animals–bears and later in the episode they explore a special place in Wyoming called Heart Mountain.
Explore more about beavers and mountain men with vocabulary, activities, videos, and a Yellowstone National Park history timeline.
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.