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Elf owls help the Kratt brothers find their friends

Courtesy of ©2013 Kratt Brothers Company

Wild Kratts find “desert elves” today on WV PBS

Tune in at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every week day to watch.

When Koki and Jimmy get stranded in the desert, Aviva and the Kratt brothers must rely on the serendipitous trail of Jimmy’s lost seed collection to lead them to their friends. But when the seed trail becomes broken by some unsuspecting creatures, the gang must rely on the eyes and ears of the “desert elves” to find their friends in the harsh desert habitat.

Animals Featured: Burrowing Owl, Elf Owl, Jumping Bean

Never Before or Rarely Seen Wildlife Moments: Burrowing owl mimicking rattlesnake rattle to trick predator; jumping bean hatching; burrowing owl harvesting dung beetle.

Join the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt every weekday on West Virginia PBS as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure, while traveling to animal habitats around the globe. Each adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal’s life and showcases a never-before-seen wildlife moment. It’s all wrapped up in engaging stories of adventure, mystery, rescue, and the Kratt brothers’ brand of laugh-out-loud-comedy that kids love.

Credit Courtesy of ©2013 Kratt Brothers Company

The Wild Kratts website is an interactive experience where children can learn more about animals, science, and the natural world. Designed and implemented with input from educational advisors, the activities emphasize both age appropriate science concepts and information about animals and nature.

Portions of the site:

Your Room -- A good place to start in the site is the Your Room section. That’s where your child can build their character with their own creature power suit, and get started collecting Creature Powers.  All their Creature Powers are kept here, as well as an Adventure Journal of the photo rewards collected while exploring the habitats.

Creature Power Games -- Earn “creature powers” for your suit through 15 different games. In each game, the player is placed in the role of a different animal, learning about animal abilities, behaviors and science from the animal’s perspective. 

Habitats -- The site offers seven different habitats around the world where users can explore, find various animals that live there, and learn more about them.  Players can also use the Creature Powers that they’ve earned to access hard-to-reach areas of the habitats, like the treetops, high cliffs, or the deep ocean.  Players must use analytical skills, logic, and their knowledge of animal abilities in order to navigate some of these areas.

Creaturepedia -- The Creaturepedia is a database of animal media and information,  where users can learn even more about various animals.  There are various ways to browse the database, giving users a self-directed learning experience.

Have a Kratt adventure on your mobile device! There are two Wild Kratts apps available.

Creature Power app works on Apple, Android, Kindle and Nook. Check out more PBS Kids apps at the Mobile Downloads site: http://pbskids.org/apps/

Wild Kratts Creature Power -- Dive into the world of animals with the Kratt brothers in three awesome animal adventures! Explore special creature powers in these engaging games, as you pollinate flowers as a bee, bathe elephants, and feed a family of raccoons. Wild Kratts Creature Power includes three fun, immersive games, each focused on a specific science concept, and filled with interesting science facts. Earn stickers and take your picture in a Creature Power Suit as you earn high scores and learn that animals can take you anywhere in science!

Key Features:

  • Fly like a Bee to learn about flower pollination!
  • Help Elephants keep cool and clean!
  • Help a mother Raccoon feed her babies!
  • Earn stickers and take a photo of yourself in a Creature Power Suit!
In Creature Math, your child can care for eight different animals while learning math. But watch out for Gourmand! He likes to steal food.

Wild Kratts Creature Math -- Creature Math helps children practice addition and subtraction as they create their very own animal habitat, filled with cool creature pals! While building homes and planting food items for animals like Spartacus the Moose and Torpedo the Peregrine Falcon, kids also learn valuable ecology/science concepts, in the tradition of the Kratt brothers brand.

Featuring eight different animals, your child will be kept busy for hours caring for their animals and habitat. With dozens of hilarious animations and loads of fascinating nature facts, practicing math and learning about the interaction between animals and their environment has never been so fun!

Oh, we almost forgot…be sure to look out for Gourmand, the villainous chef, who delights in secretly stealing food items from your creature pals. Get your pals to chase him away!

Key Features

  • Automatically adjusts math difficulty as player’s proficiency increases.
  • Add multiple animals of any type for increased creativity and personalization.
  • 16 different home types and food items.
  • Pal Screen lets user to pet and feed animal pals at any time.

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