Dive Into A Brand-New Adventure With "Dinosaur Train"
Everyone's favorite Pteranodon family is taking an undersea adventure Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on AETN! Join Buddy and the rest of the gang for a one-hour special featuring four new stores about sea creatures that lived during the "Age of Dinosaurs." All aboooord the "Dinosaur Train: Submarine Adventure" for new lessons about natural science, natural history, paleontology and more!
Kick the episode off with Mr. Conductor's brand-new invention, the Dinosaur Train Submarine and watch your favorite characters as the join the Elasmosaurus family on their journey to follow their food - the fish - to a new world. On the trip, the Pteranodons meet 4 new friends:
On-air Special Program Descriptions:
On their journey to undersea world, the travelers on the Dinosaur Train Submarine meet a marine reptile called Otto Opthalmosaurus. Otto guides the submarine deeper than it's ever been, and even helps them find their way out of a sea cave.
The Pteranodon family goes under the sea again to ride the Dinosaur Train Submarine, this time meeting Shoshana Shoniaurus - an enormous marine reptiles that's something between a dolphin and a whale. Since Shosahana loves to dive very deep, Shiny has a problem with following her to the bottom of the sea. Shoshana kindly helps Shiny get over her fear of diving deep.
Ther Pteranodon family goes back underwater to meet Maise and Marvin Mosasaurus, a doughtier and father who are huge, fast-swimming lizards with flippers. Maisie and Shiny bond when they discover neither likes to go deep in the water. The Pteranodons and Mosasurus have a great time near the ocean's surface, each family showing the other how they hunt and catch fish to eat.
"A Sea Turtle Tale"
The Pteranodon family is on the beach watching small eggs hatch and baby Archelon turtles emerge and start to swim away. The family and Mr. Conductor get into the Dinosaur Train Submarine and follow the baby Archelons, who discover their own facts of nature -- that their mother doesn't stay with them after they're born and that they will grow up to be giant-sized sea turtles.
Like we've often found with "Dinosaur Train," this episode lights a spark for learning that encourages kids to keep learning long after the screen is off! (So get ready to brush up on your dino-lingo and fire up those library cards.)
The best part? On top of inspiring kids to learn about natural science and paleontology, "Dinosaur Train" also introduces fun new ways to practice school-readiness skills with fun activities. Check out great new activities on the PBSKIDS website - and be sure to give the new "Dinosaur Train" apps a look-see in the iTunes store!
“Back Road Barns” - Viewer Photos
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AETN Night at Dickey-Stephens Park - Win Tickets!
Celebrate AETN’s 50th Anniversary with our staff members and friends from “Super Why” on Friday, Aug. 5, with the Arkansas Travelers in North Little Rock! “Exploring Arkansas” host Chuck Dovish will throw out the first pitch as the Travs take on the Springfield Cardinals at Dickey-Stephens Park. But the fun doesn’t end there! You can win tickets to join us for the game and following fireworks show by entering our Facebook contest through Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
AETN is proud to host Arkansas STEM Girls Camp Thursday, July 21, and we have some exciting sessions with outstanding presenters slated! Read on for a preview of the amazing material our expert guests will explore, and discover for yourself just a few of the phenomenal STEM career paths available to young women across the state.
Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith
Looking for a grr-ific family treat? We’re giving away four tickets to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” on Sunday, Oct. 2! Enter to win four seats to the show by telling us about your family’s favorite Daniel Tiger lesson by midnight on Sunday, July 31.
FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.