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A Heck of a Neck/Gilbert Visits The Nest (Episode #218)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. Shiny and the others help her raise her neck higher than normal just once, but it feels better for Denise to keep closer to the ground and low-lying trees. Shiny is nervous about Gilbert's impending visit to Pteranodon Terrace. She goes into a cleaning frenzy, wanting everything to look perfect, and her siblings to act perfectly. When Gilbert arrives, everyone starts having fun except Shiny who feels ignored. Soon Gilbert and the other kids persuade Shiny to join them, and they all eat, play, and laugh together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Remember The Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset (Episode #217)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Allie explains that her huge, strong legs hardly bend at all, but she can still have fun playing games with the kids, and teaching them some of her favorites! Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The kids also find out more about nocturnal (night-active) animals, and diurnal (day-active) animals.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Derek The Deinonychus/Don's Dragonfly (Episode #111H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Derek the Deinonychus - Buddy, Tiny and Mom visit a family of Deinonychus, dinosaurs with large, sharp toe-claws. They meet a kid named Derek who uses his toe-claws to not only hunt with but to carve great art!
* Don's Dragonfly - Don makes a new friend with red feet, a dragonfly named Howard.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Laura The Giganotosaurus/Dinosaur Poop! (Episode #110)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Laura the Giganotosaurus - Buddy spends time with Laura Giganotosaurus, a large dinosaur who always rides the Dinosaur Train and, like Buddy, is a three-toed theropod! Buddy also discovers that Laura is an avid bird-watcher.
* Dinosaur Poop! - Buddy and Tiny learn that all creatures poop, even really big dinosaurs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Armored Like An Ankylosaurus/Campout! (Episode #109)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Armored Like an Ankylosaurus - The kids travel on the Dinosaur Train with Mr. Pteranodon to see his hero, Hank Ankylosaurus, play a game of Dinoball. Afterwards, they even get to play with Hank and learn what it's like to be a dinosaur that's covered with armored plates and a mighty club for a tail.
* Campout! - Our Pteranodon family goes to the Big Pond for their first overnight camp out and meets a small frog with a big voice.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature! (Episode #203H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon family rides a special 'Night Train" to another part of the Cretaceous Time Period, where they meet a Troodontid "cousin" of the Conductor's, Sidney Sinovenator, who knows more about the stars than anyone. Sidney takes the family up to his favorite stargazing spot, "Starry Hill," and teaches the kids why the stars seem to move across the night sky. When the kids build their own version of a nest on the beach, below their actual family nest up on the cliff, they get the idea to turn their beach nest into a clubhouse. Shiny thinks that a clubhouse needs a club, and "the Nature Trackers" club is born! The kids decide to make their club about getting outside, getting into nature, and making new discoveries. The only problem is: which kid is in charge of the club?

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie (Episode #108)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* One Big Dinosaur - Tiny and Buddy visit a dinosaur family called Argentinosaurus, some of the biggest land creatures ever! The kids find out there are great things about being really big, and that it's also great being their own size.
* Play Date with Annie - Buddy is excited that his friend Annie Tyrannosaurus is coming to the Pteranodon nest to visit and play with them. After Tiny feels left out, Buddy and Annie show her that they can all be friends!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Now with Feathers!/A Frill A Minute (Episode #107H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Now With Feathers! - Dad gives Tiny and Buddy a mystery feather and the kids become "detectives," riding the Dinosaur Train to meet Valerie Velociraptor, who shows our kids what life is like covered with beautiful feathers.
* A Frill a Minute - Our kids help Tank Triceratops overcome his awkwardness having a huge head by showing him how cool and amazing his features are, especially his frill.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable (Episode #220)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train car - the flatbed car! Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs. In the end, the kids love seeing the geysers and then joining the Moms in their hot springs, while accidentally surprising Mr. Conductor who is secretly trying to relax in his own private hot spring pool!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

An Apatosaurus Adventure/Nature Art (Episode #219)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids visit the Jurassic Time Period to meet Apollo Apatosaurus, a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur who likes adventure. Apollo loves to whip his long tail, and does so as he leads the kids on a pretend adventure to find a hard-to-reach tree with yummy, delicious leaves! Mrs. Pteranodon cleans out the clutter from the family nest and the kids are amazed at the pile of stuff - leaves, flower petals, pieces of wood, and shells. Tiny stops Mom from throwing out all the stuff, determined that she and Buddy, Tiny, and Don will find a use for it all. And, they do- the Pteranodon kids have fun making nature art on the beach using the items from nest!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Remember The Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset (Episode #217)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Allie explains that her huge, strong legs hardly bend at all, but she can still have fun playing games with the kids, and teaching them some of her favorites! Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The kids also find out more about nocturnal (night-active) animals, and diurnal (day-active) animals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Arnie Rides The Flatcar/Old Reliable (Episode #220)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Buddy, Tiny, and Mom visit their very large sauropod friend, Arnie Argentinosaurus, and his dad. Arnie has grown bigger since our kids have seen him and is now too big to ride on the Dinosaur Train anymore. Tiny and Buddy arrange with Mr. Conductor for Arnie to be the first big dinosaur to ride on the newest Dinosaur Train car - the flatbed car! Mr. Pteranodon and Mr. Lambeosaurus take all the kids to see a field of geysers - holes in the ground that hot water shoots out from! At the same time, Mrs. Pteranodon and Mrs. Lambeosaurus are relaxing nearby in soothing pools of warm water, called hot springs. In the end, the kids love seeing the geysers and then joining the Moms in their hot springs, while accidentally surprising Mr. Conductor who is secretly trying to relax in his own private hot spring pool!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

An Apatosaurus Adventure/Nature Art (Episode #219)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids visit the Jurassic Time Period to meet Apollo Apatosaurus, a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur who likes adventure. Apollo loves to whip his long tail, and does so as he leads the kids on a pretend adventure to find a hard-to-reach tree with yummy, delicious leaves! Mrs. Pteranodon cleans out the clutter from the family nest and the kids are amazed at the pile of stuff - leaves, flower petals, pieces of wood, and shells. Tiny stops Mom from throwing out all the stuff, determined that she and Buddy, Tiny, and Don will find a use for it all. And, they do- the Pteranodon kids have fun making nature art on the beach using the items from nest!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

A Heck of a Neck/Gilbert Visits The Nest (Episode #218)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids have a Nature Trackers adventure when they meet Denise Diplodocus, a super-long, super big dinosaur. At first the kids mistake Denise's neck for a snake, and tail as a bridge. Later, Denise amazes the kids, telling them how hard it is for her to raise up her long, heavy neck. Shiny and the others help her raise her neck higher than normal just once, but it feels better for Denise to keep closer to the ground and low-lying trees. Shiny is nervous about Gilbert's impending visit to Pteranodon Terrace. She goes into a cleaning frenzy, wanting everything to look perfect, and her siblings to act perfectly. When Gilbert arrives, everyone starts having fun except Shiny who feels ignored. Soon Gilbert and the other kids persuade Shiny to join them, and they all eat, play, and laugh together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Remember The Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset (Episode #217)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon kids and Dad get the idea to travel around on the Dinosaur Train and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing a song, `The Biggest Dinosaurs', before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant eating sauropod who is very friendly. Allie explains that her huge, strong legs hardly bend at all, but she can still have fun playing games with the kids, and teaching them some of her favorites! Dad takes the Pteranodon kids on an overnight camping trip where they watch both a sunrise and sunset, learning that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The kids also find out more about nocturnal (night-active) animals, and diurnal (day-active) animals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Dinos A to Z, Part 3, Classification/Dinos A to Z, Part 4, A To Z Picnic (Episode #216)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train - now with extra cars attached -- as it continues picking up more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. The Pteranodon family reunites with some dinosaurs they've met before, and are introduced to species they've never met! The Pteranodon kids also learn about classification, and Don leads the way organizing the dinosaurs on the Train by their species, features, and size. The Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train, now very crowded with all 26 dinosaurs mentioned in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song. The Train has added more extra cars than it ever has, and there's even an additional engine to help pull the Train to Troodon Town. At Troodon Town, all the dinosaurs have fun at a picnic, and then Tiny leads the 26 different `A to Z' dinosaurs in a fun, rousing, and historic singing of the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Dinos A to Z, Part 1, The Big Idea/Dinos A to Z, Part 2, Spread The Word (Episode #215H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, as Tiny and Buddy help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board, and where they are on the dinosaur A to Z list. The Dinosaur Train continues traveling around the Mesozoic picking up more and more dinosaurs that are in the `Dinosaurs A to Z' song, on the way to a picnic at Troodon Town. As more train cars are added, and the rest of the Pteranodon family comes on board, Tiny and Mrs. Conductor team up to help keep order on the increasingly crowded Train.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Fast Friends/T. Rex Teeth (Episode #106)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Fast Friends - Buddy, Tiny, and Mom ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Oren and Ollie Ornithomimus, some of the fastest dinosaurs ever! Our kids love meeting the fast-moving and fast-talking twins.
* T. rex Teeth - When Buddy loses a tooth, Mom takes him to Rexville to ask his Tyrannosaurus friends all about T. rex teeth. They explain that he'll grow new teeth to replace the old ones.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

One Smart Dinosaur/Petey The Peteinosaurus (Episode #105)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* One Smart Dinosaur - Buddy and Tiny want to test their memory, so they ride the Dinosaur Train and spend some time with the Conductor, since he's a Troodon with a great memory. The kids get to meet the Conductor's mom, Mrs. Conductor.
* Petey The Peteinosaurus - Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a "flying lizard," who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped (Episode #104)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* I'm a T. rex! - Buddy travels to Rexville on the Dinosaur Train and meets Delores Tyrannosaurus and her daughter Annie. When he sees that he shares all the same features, Buddy learns that he is a Tyrannosaurus rex!
* Ned the Quadruped - Buddy and Tiny tour the Dinosaur Train and earn their Junior Conductor hats while their friend Ned, a four-legged, long-necked Brachiosaurus and regular Train rider, tags along.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

That's Not A Dinosaur/Tiny's Garden (Episode #206)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The kids visit the Big Pond to attend the Biome Block Party. While attempting to win the leaf-necklace contest, Keenan Chirostemotes claims the Pteranodon sibs can't compete for the prize for "dinosaur" with the most leaves because they are not dinosaurs. This launches the kids into a song called "That's Not a Dinosaur", as all the non-dinosaurs sing their piece. In the end, the game rules are changed to include all creatures, even non-dinosaurs, in all the contests! The Nature Trackers go on a visit to the Big Pond, where Tiny hopes to see her favorite flowers. The Conductor tells her that if the kids gather seeds at the pond, they can bring them home and plant a garden full of those same flowers at the family nest! The kids all get into it, gathering seeds and bringing them home, where they plant a garden, and meet its new inhabitants, including Sammy, a friendly slug, who explains that slugs, spiders, and butterflies all help to make a garden complete.

Buddy Explores The Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight (Episode #205)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won't grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. The kids are stuck cooped up in the nest for a long, rainy spell which leads to them fighting. Mom tells them that the rain has stopped enough that they can leave the nest but she gives them an assignment: to go find their own "calm space," where they can calm down enough to get along with each other again. It works - each kid finds something in nature that helps him or her to calm down and be friends again.

Beating The Heat/Flowers for Mom (Episode #103)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Beating the Heat - Buddy and Tiny travel to the Jurassic to make a new friend, Morris Stegosaurus, and discover how this huge dinosaur keeps cool in the heat.
* Flowers for Mom - The kids go to the Big Pond to look for flowers to give to Mom on her special Mothers Day. They find many different flowers while following a very busy bee.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus/Triceratops For Lunch (Episode #102)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus - The family surprises Mom for her birthday with a trip to a concert given by Cory and her family of Corythosaurus, who play music through the crests on their heads.
* Triceratops for Lunch - Our Pteranodon family eats lunch with their friend Tank Triceratops and discover that he and his family are all plant-eaters, with great leaf-eating teeth and giant appetites!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Valley of the Stygimolochs/Tiny Loves Fish (Episode #101)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Valley of the Stygimolochs - Buddy wonders if he'll grow horns when he gets older, so Mrs. Pteranodon takes him to visit some dinosaurs called Stygimoloch, who have really impressive horns.
* Tiny Loves Fish - After Mr. Pteranodon teaches the kids his fishing method, Buddy and Tiny work together as a team to catch fish in the Big Pond.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 11:30 AM
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