A lack of congressional protection for the parks sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt.
Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe. In Norway he explores the capital Oslo before boarding the superfast intercity express train towards Bergen. This takes him high into the ice fields, crossing the highest point of any European railway. He takes a detour onto on one of the most spectacular pieces of track anywhere in the world called the Flamsbana, and then continues on to Bergen where he visits the home of composer Edvard Grieg. Vienna is Julian's next port of call where he tours the world famous Ringstrasse and Shonbrunne Palace, discovering the facts behind the staggering wealth and achievements of Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hopping onto one of Austria's advanced Railjet passenger trains, he is whisked high into the Alps and the breath-taking mountain line known as the Semmering pass. After a brief stop, he continues on to the end of the line in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Trieste. Glasgow is the second city of Scotland and the start of Julian's journey north into the Western Highlands and four hundred years back in time to learn of feuding kings and fractious clans. He visits the ancient town of Fort William where he climbs aboard "The Jacobite," a lovely old steam train which takes him on a line recognizable for being the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter film series. He ends in the port of Malaig, hopping off point for the Western Isles.
The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is a double board certified psychiatrist, who has written 10 New York Times bestselling books, including the mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
Patient Story: Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart, and leads to a sudden loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Nine out of 10 people who experience sudden cardiac arrest, die from it. Fortunately, star basketball player Mike Papale survived because of the quick reaction of an EMT, who immediately initiated CPR and the chain of survival. Mike and his Mom, Joan, share their story of survival and living through the aftermath of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. Second Opinion 5: Five things to know about sudden cardiac arrest.
POWER YOGA: MIND AND BODY provides instruction on the essentials of yoga in 30 up-tempo half-hour sessions. Host and instructor Adrienne Reed performs yoga workouts targeting both the body and mind with challenging deep-breathing activities and physical movements designed for both beginners and advanced students. POWER YOGA combines practical information with calming workouts which focus on a specific muscle or muscle group, including abdominal muscles, hips, the lower back and more. Adrienne Reed's athletic background, including gymnastics and cheerleading, plays a major role in her energetic and dynamic teaching style. Her flows - a series of transitioning yoga poses - are robust and vigorous, focusing on strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
So Many Feelings - Daniel is playing at school with Katerina and Prince Wednesday, but Prince Wednesday won't stop pretending to be a scary bear. That makes Daniel feel mad...but he's surprised to learn that Katerina and Prince Wednesday don't feel the same way. Daniel realizes the importance of sharing how you feel with your friends. Daniel's Many Feelings - Daniel is helping Dad with errands around the Neighborhood and Daniel identifies his many feelings as the day unfolds. It's amazing how many different things you can feel in one day! Strategy: It helps to say what you're feeling.
Nighttime in the Neighborhood Tonight is a special night in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. In this half hour episode, Daniel and his friends are going to a pajama party at the library! As Daniel and his family walk through the moonlit neighborhood, Daniel learns about all of the things that look and sound different at night. Strategy: Let's find out what's special at night
The Slop Problem - The Farm. Peg and Cat enlist the Teens to help them figure out how to clean filthy farm animals of various sizes. Primary Content: More, less; Secondary Content: Counting by fives up to 25. The Birthday Present Problem - Peg's House/Pirate Island/Prehistoric Valley/The Purple Planet/Fairytale Land/The Giants' House. Peg and Cat gather 30 rocks from their favorite lands to give Peg's Mom for her 30th birthday. Primary Content: Counting by fives up to 30; Secondary Content: Time, using a calendar.
The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. Shiny and the others help her raise her neck higher than normal just once, but it feels better for Denise to keep closer to the ground and low-lying trees. Shiny is nervous about Gilbert's impending visit to Pteranodon Terrace. She goes into a cleaning frenzy, wanting everything to look perfect, and her siblings to act perfectly. When Gilbert arrives, everyone starts having fun except Shiny who feels ignored. Soon Gilbert and the other kids persuade Shiny to join them, and they all eat, play, and laugh together.
The Pteranodon kids visit the Jurassic Time Period to meet Apollo Apatosaurus, a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur who likes adventure. Apollo loves to whip his long tail, and does so as he leads the kids on a pretend adventure to find a hard-to-reach tree with yummy, delicious leaves! Mrs. Pteranodon cleans out the clutter from the family nest and the kids are amazed at the pile of stuff - leaves, flower petals, pieces of wood, and shells. Tiny stops Mom from throwing out all the stuff, determined that she and Buddy, Tiny, and Don will find a use for it all. And, they do- the Pteranodon kids have fun making nature art on the beach using the items from nest!
Baby Joy is so excited that her babysitter Goldilocks is reading her A Day with Farmer Fred, but when she shakes the book and says "again! Again!" some important words fall right out and onto the floor. Goldilocks scoops them up but they're all out of order. The Super Readers jump into Baby Joy's book where they help sort out the scrambled story and get Fred's life on the farm back in order. Educational Objectives: To learn that changing the order of words changes the meaning of a sentence. Kids will learn the meaning of the word "order." They'll switch some words to make the story make sense and use the power to read to change the story and save the day. Educational Objectives: To learn to uses strategies like remembering and going back to solve mysteries. Kids will practice the alphabet and identify the letters D, P, and T. They'll rhyme -OW words and use the power to read to help the Super Readers change the story and save the day.
Thomas and the Fireworks - Thomas and James both want to collect the fireworks for Sir Topham Hatt's exciting display. James is given the job, but when he breaks down, Thomas is sent to help. By working together, they manage to save the display! Bill, Ben and Fergus - Fergus is sent to work in the quarry. When he keeps telling Bill and Ben to "do things right," they decide to "do it wrong." Unfortunately, their tricks leave Fergus stuck under a rock slide, and they have to work hard to rescue him. Bill and Ben are sorry and decide to "do things right" from now on. Gordon Takes Charge - Gordon must show Percy how to pull passengers. Gordon enjoys showing off so much that he doesn't notice the icy track until it's too late and disaster strikes! Gordon is embarrassed, while Percy's passengers arrive safe and sound! Later, Gordon resists the temptation to show off - and even compliments Percy!
Many Ants Make Light Work - Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that you can do anything when you work together! Nest Best Thing - Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for those robin eggs.
Woodpecker Picks a Place - Nature Cat's band practice keeps getting interrupted by a loud knocking on Hal's doghouse. Upon investigating, the gang finds a woodpecker pecking away at Hal's roof! In trying to stop the woodpecker to save Hal's roof, and allow them to get back to band practice, the gang finds out more about woodpeckers and what exactly this one is looking for. Here Comes the Sun - Tally ho! Today Nature Cat leads his pals on an amazing adventure, to go see the Golden Sunstone! All is going well on the trek over until Nature Cat accidentally breaks the compass! Uh oh, now how are they going to tell which direction to go in? As Nature Cat panics, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal find other ways to determine which direction to go and save the day!
Comet Fever - The neighborhood is having a star gazing party when Mindy discovers what may be a new comet. While Celery takes Jet, Sean, and Sydney out to space to get a close-up look at the comet, Carrot and Mindy decide to surprise the others and make their very own comet in the backyard using ingredients from home! Curriculum: A comet is an icy body that releases gas or dust. Comets are often compared to dirty snowballs. Occasionally a comet streaks through the inner solar system, creating quite a show! Asteroid Patrol - When Sean learns that asteroids are floating around the solar system (potentially), he decides to set up a homemade asteroid watch-station in the treehouse, and gets all the other kids involved. Eventually, Sean's mother and her colleague at the DSA help Sean and the others understand how scientists monitor the skies for asteroids, a job that Sean doesn't need to do all by himself. Curriculum: Asteroids are mostly found in the Asteroid Belt. Occasionally an asteroid can break away from the gravity of the Asteroid Belt and intersect with the orbit of the Earth. When a small asteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere, it becomes a meteor and burns up.
The O Team - Security agents Owen and Ohio secretly provide backup on a case so they can have a pizza party. Curriculum: Symmetry. Show Me The Money - When an unlucky coin is accidentally released into the public, the agents must retrieve it before the world ends. Curriculum: Money.
When a little brown bat crashlands into a plate of Jimmy Z's famous brownies, Martin and Chris out set out to convince Aviva, Jimmy Z and Koki that bats are nothing to be afraid of. With bat activated Creature Power Suits, the bros follow join their new friend on a nocturnal fly about, and the entire crew must come to the rescue when the bat colony's roost is destroyed by a lightning bolt. In the end the Wild Kratts crew "goes batty," as they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation, and learn to love bats.
When Aviva reveals that dancing is just not her thing, Chris and Martin set out in the New Guinea forest to inspire her to give dancing a try by uncovering some of the greatest dancers in the creature world - the Birds of Paradise. They soon find that the male birds use their showy bright feathers and extraordinary dances to display to potential female mates that they are healthy and strong. But when the gang gets caught up in Donita's plan to capture these fashionable birds for her latest clothing line, Aviva must put her dancing skills on the line to save them.
My Mother the Dog - Inspired by Ronald's parrot, Martha starts doing impersonations. It turns out her imitation of Helen's mom is spot-on. But when she starts answering phone calls in Mariella's voice, she gets a bit more than she bargained for... Vocabulary: (E) resembe/resemblance, impersonate/ation, genuine, authentic, accurate. Martha's Must-Have - When Martha finds out that wearing a Courageous Collie Carlo Collar makes people give you food, she has to have one. Ignoring Helen's claims that the product isn't as magical as it seems, Martha sets out to earn some cash for the collar. Vocabulary: (E) artificial, cheap, expensive, phony, bogus.
Pretty Princess Premiere - Will Becky be able to attend "The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony" movie premiere or will the Energy Monster foil her chance of seeing Pretty Princess on the silver screen? Vocabulary Words: Anticipate, Premiere. Where's Huggy? - Disaster strikes when Bob goes missing. WordGirl tracks him down by making house calls at the evil villains lairs. Vocabulary Words: Rehearse, Shrug.
Mud Love - To bring Hal's dream of Mud Appreciation Day to fruition, all his pals must lend a muddy hand, collecting different kinds of mud and setting up for the super fun and super messy celebration. But there is one slight problem, Nature Cat doesn't like mud and really wants no part of any of it! Call It a Night - While playing flashlight tag at night, Nature Cat's hat falls off his head onto the ground, and then surprises everyone by scattering off into the dark night! An already scared Nature Cat is now sad, worried that he will never wear his beloved Nature Cat hat again! They'll never be able to find it, it's so dark! Squeeks comes to the rescue with a great idea: to act like other nighttime animals and use some of their other senses to find it.
After watching a movie marathon of old detective films, Talon, T-Bear, Devon and Mushom try to solve the mystery of Raven's missing art piece, questioning Chief Big Sky and other residents of Wapos Bay in the process. Could there be a connection between Raven's art piece and the mysterious package in Jacob's possession?
Every weeknight, the Emmy winning NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT delivers the day's essential business and economic news. Each lively half-hour combines trusted, credible and unbiased information and extensive financial market coverage with insightful features, analysis and commentaries by noted economists and business experts.
Explore Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and some of it's surrounding attractions including the natural hot springs of the coastal city of Yilan and the mountain town of Wulai. Then, head down the west coast to Tainan and Kaohsiung. This entire trip coincides with the colorful Chinese New Year's Lantern Festival, including the spectacular Beehive Festival in Yanshuei and the Water and Fire Dance Show in Kaohsiung.
Explore the fascinating history of the Crocker Art Museum-the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi. Experience some of the Golden State's greatest masterpieces, including those in the famous California Gallery. Discover an astonishing collection of works on paper and meet our region's world-renowned artists.
Join host Rob Stewart as he discovers some of the Golden State's most iconic and beautiful attractions. Highlights include Catalina Island off California's southern coast, largely developed in the 1920's by the Wrigley family of chewing gum fame. Their legacy continues today through their establishment of the Catalina Island Conservancy, which preserves much of the island's pristine beaches and interior and provides access to visitors. We also visit San Francisco's Coit Tower, with its Depression-era murals and panoramic views of the city and bay. We explore Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center, where seals, sea lions and other animals are rescued, rehabilitated and released back to the Pacific Ocean. Finally, join Rob as he ascends California's State Capitol Dome to reveal its unique history and surprising architectural secrets.
Mickela gets up close and personal with the locals as she heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to learn the seductive dance of tango. From attending the world's largest tango festival to dancing on the city's main stage, Mickela sees it all.