A E T N Logo
Support The Programs You Love DONATE NOW

“Wild Kratts Backyard Aventures Week” premieres April 2-6

  • Posted by
  • Julie Thomas
  • on

 Wild Kratts logo

Kangaroos, Dracos (flying lizards) and other critters join brothers Chris and Martin Kratt every weekday on “Wild Kratts” to teach our little ones about science in such a fun, cool way.  This mama has learned a few things too – it’s easy to get sucked in to this show – sort of like a “Globetrekker” with animals and fun facts.  Or a “Rick Steve’s Europe”, just animated with a few creatures thrown in for fun.  Makes me want to travel.  Makes my kids excited about science.  Win, win.  And no, we’ll stick to turtles and fish for now – maybe the elephant when you are a little older. 

Check out a special week of shows the first week of April:

“Backyard Adventures Week” premieres on AETN April 2-6 at 4 p.m.:
April 2: Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy 
April 3: Voyage of the Butterflier XT
April 4: Bass Class 
April 5: The Blue and the Gray 
April 6: Flight of the Pollinators – NEW!

Animals can take you anywhere in science! Creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt will take 6- to 8-year olds and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures in WILD KRATTS. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and Emmy-winning Zoboomafoo, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. 

From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each of the 40 half-hour episodes of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers – and young viewers – meet. 

TUNE IN:  "Wild Kratts" airs weekdays on AETN at 4 p.m. 




Engage Blog

“Agri Arkansas” - May 2016
Take a look at the University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station near Clarksville and a true “farm-to-table” dinner in Scott this month on “Agri Arkansas.” See the new episode Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend Specials
Join us Memorial Day Weekend as we pay tribute to the military service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform with special programming May 29-30. Special broadcasts range from AETN original film “Their Journey: A Veteran’s Tribute Tour” to the “National Memorial Day Concert.”

Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
Calling Arkansas girls who have completed 5th, 6th or 7th grade! Discover the fun of STEM careers by participating in cool, hands-on activities at the Arkansas STEM Girls camp. This free event will feature a variety of sessions with women in STEM fields — including coding, science, pharmacy and more.

“Arkansas Week” News Maker: Chancellor Steinmetz
AETN enjoyed having University of Arkansas Chancellor Dr. Joe Steinmetz visit us in Conway, Friday, May 20. Chancellor Steinmetz, who visited AETN as part of his bus tour of Arkansas, stepped in studio as an “Arkansas Week” news maker. In addition to his interview with Steve Barnes, he took a moment to answer a few questions about his impressions of The Natural State and his hopes for higher education in Arkansas. Join us after the jump to learn more.

FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call May 23
Members of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission will meet via conference call Monday, May 20, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. Those interested in teleconference information should contact AETN at 800-662-2386.

PREVIOUS POSTS