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Erma Eoraptor/Under The Volcano (Episode #124)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Erma Eoraptor - Buddy, Tiny, and Mrs. Pteranodon go on an expedition to find Erma Eoraptor, a member of the first species of dinosaur that ever lived. They venture off the beaten paths in the Triassic to find Erma, and then bring her back for a ride on the Dinosaur Train!
* Under the Volcano - Tiny, Buddy, and Mr. Pteranodon take the Dinosaur Train to Volcano Valley to see the local volcano. The sight is so spectacular, they go back for the rest of the family only to discover they've already gone to see the volcano! The merry mix-up concludes as the whole family meets up to marvel at the sight of Mt. Smoky erupting.

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  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Shiny and Snakes/Tiny Loves Flowers (Episode #204)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Shiny gets over her fear of snakes when Tiny challenges the Nature Trackers to meet the ultimate snake: the Sanajeh, a huge Cretaceous snake from what is now India. Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find Sana Sanajeh, who may be huge, but turns out to be quite friendly. Once Shiny and Sana become friends, Shiny returns home with the knowledge that snakes aren't scary - they're just another part of nature!
* Tiny is horrified when her favorite buttercups all wilt, so Mom takes her and the family to the Big Pond, where she remembers seeing a whole lot of buttercups in bloom. On the way there, the Conductor gives the kids a visual lesson in "Nature's Life Cycle," explaining how a flower grows, blossoms, then wilts, and returns its seeds to the ground, to start the cycle all over again. Tiny finds her flowers at the Big Pond, both blooming and wilting, and can see nature's life cycle in action.

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  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Confuciusornis Says/Tiny's Tiny Doll (Episode #126H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Confuciusornis Says - The next stop on the World Tour takes the Pteranodons to Confuciusornis Gardens to visit a very wise, old dinosaur. They try some new foods, and learn to meditate, leaving them with their own enlightening mountain-top experience.
* Tiny's Tiny Doll - During the Pteranodons' World Tour, Tiny mistakenly leaves her favorite Tiny-Doll behind at Velociraptor Valley. Knowing Tiny can't sleep without it, Valerie and Velma enlist the help of a wide-winged Pterasaur named Ziggy to get Tiny's doll back to her.

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  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Pteranodon Family World Tour/Gilbert The Junior Conductor (Episode #125)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Pteranodon Family World Tour - The entire Pteranodon family embarks on a roaring, exploring, World Tour adventure! They meet the Conductor's nephew, Gilbert, who takes them on a tour to meet Martin Amargasaurus, a spine spangled quadruped with an intimidating sail. < br />* Gilbert the Junior Conductor - The Pteranodon family is on a World Tour and get to sleep in a special Sleeping Car on the Dinosaur Train.During their first full day on the Train, the kids are super excited to play with Gilbert, the Conductor's nephew. Don gets jealous and finally admit his feelings, leading to a reaffirmation of his friendship with Buddy.

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  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Erma Eoraptor/Under The Volcano (Episode #124)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Erma Eoraptor - Buddy, Tiny, and Mrs. Pteranodon go on an expedition to find Erma Eoraptor, a member of the first species of dinosaur that ever lived. They venture off the beaten paths in the Triassic to find Erma, and then bring her back for a ride on the Dinosaur Train!
* Under the Volcano - Tiny, Buddy, and Mr. Pteranodon take the Dinosaur Train to Volcano Valley to see the local volcano. The sight is so spectacular, they go back for the rest of the family only to discover they've already gone to see the volcano! The merry mix-up concludes as the whole family meets up to marvel at the sight of Mt. Smoky erupting.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 30, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Triassic Turtle/Tank's Baby Brother (Episode #123)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Triassic Turtle - Don mistakes a shell for a rock and meets Adam Adocus, a turtle with a head he can pull into his shell. The Pteranodon family travels to the Triassic and meets Pauline Proganochelys, another kind of turtle who shares her own methods of defending herself.
* Tank's Baby Brother - Tank Triceratops has a new baby brother that everyone dotes on, making Tank feel left out. Buddy, Tiny, and Tank play with some big kids and Tank learns the perks of being a big brother.

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  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 1/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2 (Episode #201)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The dinosaurs travel to the "big city" of Laramidia for the Theropod Convention!

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  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis (Episode #122H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Have You Heard About the Herd? - Tiny and Buddy are psyched to go to the Cretaceous Picnic Grounds where they meet Ernie Einiosaurus, who shows them how he lives in a large herd! Ernie introduces the Pteranodons to a herding game that makes even Mrs. Pteranodon put on her game face!
* Jess Hesperornis - The Pteranodons venture to the Big Pond to find out if dinosaurs can live in the water. Their quandaries are quenched when they meet Jess Hesperornis, who turns out to be not only a water dwelling dino, but a bird as well!

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  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt (Episode #121H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Dinosaur Camouflage - Buddy and Tiny meet a shy dinosaur, Leslie Lesothosaurus, who is very good at hiding. The kids end up persuading Leslie to stop hiding, and come out to play with them.
* Scavenger Hunt - The Pteranodon family travels to the Big Pond for a Scavenger Hunt. Using clues and rhymes, the kids solve word puzzles and finally glimpse a bug-eating plant they thought was mere make-believe.

Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 3/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 4 (Episode #202)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The dinosaurs travel to the "big city" of Laramidia for the Theropod Convention!

Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 1/Dinosaur Big City, Pt. 2 (Episode #201)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The dinosaurs travel to the "big city" of Laramidia for the Theropod Convention!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

The Old Bird/Diamond Don (Episode #120)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Old Bird - Buddy, Tiny and Mom make a play date with Petey Peteinosaurus to ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Arlene Archeopteryx, a bird from the family of the oldest birds ever! The kids are excited to learn that Arlene is a bird and a dinosaur.
* Home With Shiny & Don - Shiny and Don stay at home and we get to see that just because they don't always ride with Buddy and Tiny on the Dinosaur Train doesn't mean that they are not having fun. An adventure into a local caves leads to a marvelous and brilliant discovery.

Night Train/Fossil Fred (Episode #116H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Night Train - Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.
* Fossil Fred - Buddy, Tiny and Don play "detective" and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker (Episode #119H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* King Cryolophosaurus - Buddy, Tiny, Don and Mom meet a reclusive, singing dinosaur named King who has a big swooping crest on his head and a voice that sounds an awful lot like Elvis Presley.
* Buddy the Tracker - Buddy and Don are "footprint detectives" as they track and find creatures they know at the Big Pond. The plot thickens when they discover fossilized tracks that are millions of years old!

The Burrowers/Shiny's Sea Shells (Episode #118)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Burrowers - The Pteranodon family rides the Dinosaur Train to meet a family of amazing, burrowing dinosaurs that live in holes and put on a "Cirque de Soleil" kind of acrobatic show every evening!
* Shiny's Sea Shells - Shiny, with help from Buddy, Tiny and Don, looks for the shiniest sea shells she can find, but ends up making a new friend named Henry, a hermit crab who lives in his own shell on the beach at the Big Pond.

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

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 12, 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?

Night Train/Fossil Fred (Episode #116H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Night Train - Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.
* Fossil Fred - Buddy, Tiny and Don play "detective" and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale (Episode #115)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Old Spinosaurus & the Sea - Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to fish in a new place, where they meet a huge, grumpy old dinosaur, called a Spinosaurus, that doesn't want the kids in his Sea. Eventually the kids befriend him, and they teach each other their own unique way to catch fish.
* A Spiky Tail Tale - Buddy and Tiny help settle an argument between Morris Stegosaurus and Alvin Allosaurus, two very big dinosaurs - one with a very spiky tail, the other with a mouthful of sharp teeth.

An Apatosaurus Adventure/Nature Art (Episode #219)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 9, 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!

The Theropod Club/Surprise Party (Episode #114H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* The Theropod Club - Buddy's Theropod Club meets with other dinosaurs that walk on two legs, eat meat, and have three toed feet. But Tiny feels left out until the Club invites her to join too!
* Surprise Party - Shiny, Tiny and Don throw a surprise party for Buddy on the Dinosaur Train and invite a whole caboose full of his friends!

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

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 6, 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!

Hootin' Hadrosaurs!/Hatching Party (Episode #113)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* Hootin' Hadrosaurs! - Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don meet Perry Parasaurolophus, a dinosaur with a crest on his head who teaches them a new way to hoot some hip music.
* Hatching Party - Buddy, Tiny and Mrs. Pteranodon attend an egg hatching party and meet their friend Cory Corythosaurus's new brothers and sisters.

An Apatosaurus Adventure/Nature Art (Episode #219)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 4, 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!

One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration (Episode #112H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

* One Small Dinosaur - Mrs. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny to visit a Mikey Microraptor, one of the smallest of dinosaurs ever. Tiny is annoyed that Mikey is even smaller than she is, but Mikey looks up to Tiny as a role model.
* T. rex Migration - Buddy and Tiny go to visit their friend Annie Tyrannosaurus and discover she isn't home, so they follow clues and find her on a migration with her family.

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

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 2, 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.

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