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Nature Trackers Adventure Camp: 8 am Jan 20 & noon Jan. 21

Dinosaur Train characters zipline, raft and mountain climb in a new one-hour special.

Dinosaurs rafting

At 8 am on Monday, Jan. 20, and noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21,  PBS KIDS and WILL-TV will premiere Nature Trackers Adventure Camp, an all-new, one-hour special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. Kids will follow Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don in four exciting new stories as they travel to different ecosystems and learn about erosion, tree lines, rainforests and canyons.  

Mr. Conductor and his nephew Gilbert lead Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and friends on an action-packed journey during Nature Trackers Adventure Camp. Throughout their adventures at camp, the group finds courage as they race down rivers, have a snowball fight, climb a tall mountain, ride a zipline over the rainforest and hike down a canyon to dig for fossils! Viewers won’t be able to resist tapping their feet and singing along as the whole gang makes discoveries about the world around them.

“Research demonstrates that children today spend less time playing outside than their parents did*; yet studies show that exploring nature helps promote health and wellness and motivates kids to learn,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS.  “At PBS KIDS, we believe a love of nature opens the door to a whole world of science exploration. In DINOSAUR TRAIN Nature Trackers Adventure Camp, children learn about earth’s natural wonders with Buddy and friends at their side, while being encouraged to make their own discoveries outdoors.”

PBS KIDS will feature clips and full stories from Nature Trackers Adventure Camp online at pbskids.org/video, on the free PBS KIDS Video App and on the PBS KIDS Roku channel. DINOSAUR TRAIN’s website will also re-launch in mobile-friendly HTML5 in mid-January, along with a new game: “River Run!” In this two-player racing game, Buddy and Don paddle through the river collecting insects for Don’s ever-growing collection. Players will learn about river currents and insects as they race to the finish line.

Watch a preview.