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Curiosity Quest Previous Broadcasts

Cranberries (Episode #402)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join Joel as he visits a cranberry bog in Wisconsin to learn how cranberries are harvested. Watch as Joel encounters the cold Wisconsin weather and wades through the flooded cranberry fields to help.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Dog Sledding (Episode #610)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered how dog sled teams practice in the summertime? Venture through this episode as we visit a dog sled camp as they demonstrate how these incredible creatures stay fit in between dog sled races.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Bed Making (Episode #609)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Most of us sleep on one every night, but have you ever wondered how beds are made? Follow the CQ crew and Joel Greene as the venture through the Banner Mattress facility to learn how beds are stitched and sewn together one by one.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Drum Sticks (Episode #606)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join in this episode as Joel and professional child drummer Cole Marcus travel through the Vic Firth manufacturing facility to learn how drum sticks are made. Watch as Cole tries to teach Joel drumming tips and technique.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Dig This Construction Fun (Episode #605)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to operate a bulldozer or excavator? Dig This in Las Vegas allows Joel to hop in the driver seat to dig trenches, teeter on the top of dirt mounds, and even play basketball with these awesome machines.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Drum Sticks (Episode #606)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Join in this episode as Joel and professional child drummer Cole Marcus travel through the Vic Firth manufacturing facility to learn how drum sticks are made. Watch as Cole tries to teach Joel drumming tips and technique.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Braille Publisher (Episode #608)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Did you know that Braille is a form of print that helps blind people read? Join Joel Greene as he learns how a Braille publisher makes Braille books.

Mushrooms (Episode #607)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered how mushrooms are grown? Follow Joel Greene and the CQ crew as they travel through the Monterey Mushrooms facility to learn how these fungi are grown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Drum Sticks (Episode #606)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join in this episode as Joel and professional child drummer Cole Marcus travel through the Vic Firth manufacturing facility to learn how drum sticks are made. Watch as Cole tries to teach Joel drumming tips and technique.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Monterey Aquarium (Episode #602)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join Joel Greene and the crew as they float through the Monterey Aquarium. Watch as Joel gets a chance to feed interesting mana fish while balancing over a massive fish tank.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Helicopter Making (Episode #601)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Fly through the Robinson Helicopter warehouse with host Joel Greene. Follow him as he learns all of the important steps it takes to put together these incredible machines - and then take them apart?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Monterey Aquarium (Episode #602)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Join Joel Greene and the crew as they float through the Monterey Aquarium. Watch as Joel gets a chance to feed interesting mana fish while balancing over a massive fish tank.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Gentle Giants Rescue (Episode #508)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join Joel on this giant adventure as he visits the Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions to learn all about large-breed dogs. These dogs may tower over Joel, but they are full of kindness and sloppy kisses.

Alaskan Adventure (Episode #603)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Travel with Joel Greene and the crew to Alaska for this adventure. Watch as Joel learns about a massive glacier, gets up close to a real black bear, and spots humpback and killer whales off the shore.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Monterey Aquarium (Episode #602)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join Joel Greene and the crew as they float through the Monterey Aquarium. Watch as Joel gets a chance to feed interesting mana fish while balancing over a massive fish tank.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Helicopter Making (Episode #601)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Fly through the Robinson Helicopter warehouse with host Joel Greene. Follow him as he learns all of the important steps it takes to put together these incredible machines - and then take them apart?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Pianos (Episode #311)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Watch as CQ contest winner Dorothy joins Joel at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York to learn how pianos are made. She really is a very talented piano player!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Motor Coach (Episode #310)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Ever wonder how the humongous RV's are made? Join Joel as he ventures through the Country Coach factory to help assemble these fun recreational vehicles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Pianos (Episode #311)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Watch as CQ contest winner Dorothy joins Joel at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York to learn how pianos are made. She really is a very talented piano player!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Chef (Episode #313)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join Joel as he learns all that it takes to become a chef from Tapa Meze's head chef, Colin Collville. Watch as the seasonings spice up this episode!

Challenge Course (Episode #312)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Join Joel and Adriano and learn what it's like to take a ride on the challenge course zip line. Get ready to face your fear of heights!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Pianos (Episode #311)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Watch as CQ contest winner Dorothy joins Joel at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York to learn how pianos are made. She really is a very talented piano player!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Motor Coach (Episode #310)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Ever wonder how the humongous RV's are made? Join Joel as he ventures through the Country Coach factory to help assemble these fun recreational vehicles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Dw Drums (Episode #307)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered how drums make such cool sounds? Join Joel as he ventures through the Drum Workshop factory to learn all about drum making with woods from exotic places. And be sure not to miss out when he shows off his drummer skills!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Vermont Teddy Bear (Episode #306)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Did you know that 40% of adults still have their childhood teddy bear? Join Joel as he turns the Vermont Teddy Bear factory inside out to learn what it takes to hand-make a stuffed teddy bear.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Dw Drums (Episode #307)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how drums make such cool sounds? Join Joel as he ventures through the Drum Workshop factory to learn all about drum making with woods from exotic places. And be sure not to miss out when he shows off his drummer skills!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Sandcastle (Episode #309)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Did you know the tallest sand castle measured over 31ft tall? Watch as Joel joins a sand castle building contest to learn what it takes to create a work of art in the sand.

Pet Grooming (Episode #308)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Americans love their animals so kids always wonder what happens when their pets off at the groomers. Join Joel as he gets hairy and wet with the K-9s and kittens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Dw Drums (Episode #307)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Have you ever wondered how drums make such cool sounds? Join Joel as he ventures through the Drum Workshop factory to learn all about drum making with woods from exotic places. And be sure not to miss out when he shows off his drummer skills!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Vermont Teddy Bear (Episode #306)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Did you know that 40% of adults still have their childhood teddy bear? Join Joel as he turns the Vermont Teddy Bear factory inside out to learn what it takes to hand-make a stuffed teddy bear.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Jelly Belly (Episode #303)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Did you know that President Ronald Regan always had a bowl of Jelly Belly beans on his desk? Join on this quest to learn how these tasty treats are made.

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