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Trains, Submarines and Zeppelins: Part 1/Part 2 (#401H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they get stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Educational Objective: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 12:00pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 22, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 21, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Zeppelin: Waterfalls/Zeppelin: Atoll (#312) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Pteranodon kids are riding the Dinosaur Train with friend and fellow pterosaur, Quincy Queztalcoatlus. When they pass by a waterfall, Buddy comments on how big it is! Quincy's dad mentions a giant waterfall at the edge of the Western Interior Sea. Mr. Conductor gives a lesson about waterfalls and then suggests a unique and amazing way to view the giant falls - from above! They can fly in the experimental Dinosaur Train Zeppelin...if Thurston Troodon will agree to take them all there on the Zeppelin's maiden voyage. Thurston does and our Pteranodon family gets to experience a spectacular Zeppelin ride! The Queztalcoatluses fly alongside, impressing everyone with their flying abilities. After learning more about waterfalls, the Pteranodons catch lots of fish and dine before heading back to the Train via the one-of-a-kind Dinosaur Train Zeppelin! When the Pteranodon family spots Annie and her T. Rex herd migrating to follow the food, the Pteranodon kids wonder if other creatures, even marine mammals, also migrate. The Conductor flies the Pteranodon family over the ocean in the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin to look for Polycotylus, a type of marine reptile that does migrate in the ocean. After spotting a pod of migrating Polycotylus from the sky, the Zeppelin lands in an atoll and our family meets Paulette and Polly Polycotylus, a mother and daughter from what is modern-day Australia. Our Pteranodon kids, Mom, Dad and the Conductor learn all about Polycotylus migration and the reptile features. Then the whole group of new friends enjoys a fishpicnic on the reef of the atoll before the Pteranodon clan heads back home in the Zeppelin.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 2:30pm
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 10:30pm

Zeppelin: Pangaea/Zeppelin: Crater (#313) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When the Pteranodon kids decide to draw some maps, Don's map of one big land mass for "the whole Mesozoic" triggers a discussion on whether the Mesozoic is "one big place that's all connected" or comprised of a bunch of smaller, interconnected land masses. On the Dinosaur Train, the Conductor explains that millions of years ago there actually was just one big land mass called "Pangaea"! Then, over a long period of time, it started to drift apart and form separate, smaller landmasses, or continents. Our family can't believe it! The Conductor offers to take the Pteranodons up in the Zeppelin and through a Sky Time Tunnel, back to the time of Pangaea. At the Zeppelin Station, they meet up with Tricia Troodon, who helps pilot the Zeppelin on their journey. Once in the sky and through the time tunnel, our family is able to see Pangaea, the one giant landmass, just as it's starting to break apart. Then the family travels forward in time and views the continents separating more as oceans and seas move in between the land. Looking down at how their coastline looks in the Cretaceous Period, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don all agree that seeing Pangaea breaking apart is one of the coolest things they've ever seen! As the Pteranodon kids are playing outside their nest, a few seedpods fall from a nearby tree, bonking Don on the head. This leads to a discussion about how far away things can fall from...maybe even from space?? Buddy hypothesizes that perhaps if a star came close enough, it could land on Earth! On the Dinosaur Train, the Conductor explains that things actually do fall from space. Big space rocks, called "asteroids," sometimes land on Earth, and when they occasionally do, they make a biiiiig hole, called a crater. Don perks up at this-he'd love to see a crater! So the Conductor takes the Pteranodon Family up in the Zeppelin to see a giant crater from above! On the ground, they explore the crater and find fragments of "space rocks" from the former asteroid. As evening falls and our family flies back home, the Conductor and Mom and Dad surprise the kids with a picnic dinner on the Zeppelin-hurrah!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 3:00pm
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 11:00pm

Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word (#405) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Nest Swap" - The Pteranodon Family decides to take a little vacation and swap nests with Larry's friends: a family of pterosaurs (Nemicolopterus, to be exact). But when the Pteranodon Family arrives at the Nemicolopterus nest, they realize that the Nemicolopterus Family is MUCH smaller than them, so everything is smaller: the Pteranodon Family doesn't even fit in their nest! Can the family make do, try something new, and still have a good time? Educational Objectives: The Nemicolopterous was a small, toothless pterosaur that lived in the forests of the early cretaceous. Pterosaur diversity included a range in body size, head and body shape, presence and absence of teeth, long tails, preferred habitat, and preferred diet. "The Herd is the Word" - Tank Triceratops is really excited to show Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don his favorite picnic spot, but when they arrive, the spot is overrun with a whole herd of Triceratops. Tank and the kids try to find another place with a little more privacy (and a lot less Triceratopses), but no matter where they go, the herd follows them. Will Tank be able to find a quiet spot without the herd, or does the herd have a good reason for following Tank around? Educational Objectives: Big-bodied herbivores often form large groups, or "herds," and do so as a strategy to detect and deter predators.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!/What's at the Center of the Earth? Fossils! (#402) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!" -- The Conductor takes the Pteranodon family on a very special journey on a new invention - the Drill Engine Train - in search of the perfect spot for a new Underground Dinosaur Train Station! Don is THRILLED to be venturing into the BIGGEST HOLE THE EARTH HAS EVER KNOWN! Shiny is nervous to be underground, until they meet a new friend (a Mesozoic Mole named NATASHA NECROLESTES), who teaches them all about the different layers of the Earth. Story A Educational Objectives: The Earth has several layers - the crust (a thin, solid outermost layer), the mantle (the deeper, denser layer), and the core (the super dense center that's as hot as the sun). Also, a Necrolestes is a type of Mesozoic mole. "What's at the Center of the Earth? Fossils!" -- As the Pteranodon Family continues their journey underground, Don accidentally breaks Buddy's trilobite fossil (the oldest fossil in his collection!) When the search for another trilobite fossil turns up empty, their new friend Natasha Necrolestes takes them to Fossil Alley, where the kids learn that the older the fossil, the deeper underground it is. Story B Educational Objectives: You don't usually find fossils from different time periods mixed together in the Earth. The Law of Superposition means that when we see a stack of rock layers, the deeper you go into the Earth, the older the rocks and fossils you find

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 -- 2:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

What's at the Center of the Earth Troglobites!/Minerals! (#403) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"What's at the Center of the Earth? Troglobites!" - The Drill Engine Train burrows into an underground limestone cave, where the Pteranodon Family meets some strange creatures without eyes called "troglobites." In a contest to see who would make the best troglobite, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don participate in a treasure hunt - with their eyes closed! The kids have to rely on their other senses (with some guidance from the actual troglobites) to navigate the cave and find the prize. Story A Educational Objectives: A speleologist is someone who studies caves. Also, there are creatures called troglobites whose bodies are specially adapted for living in deep caves without any light. "What's at the Center of the Earth? Minerals!" - While digging even further underground, the drill bit on the Drill Engine Train breaks. The Pteranodon Family find themselves in the Cave of Giant Crystals, where they learn all about rocks and crystals (what they are, how they're different, how they form). In order to get back home, the Pteranodon Family has to fix the drill bit by finding a mineral harder than the mineral that broke the bit in the first place. Story B Educational Objectives: Minerals form naturally in the Earth and are made of the same thing all the way through, while rocks are made up of a bunch of different kinds of minerals. Minerals come in thousands of different types (more than 4000 to be more exact), many of which form large and beautiful crystals, some of which are harder than others.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 -- 3:00pm Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Stop and Smell The Flowers/Moms' Campout (#406) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Stop and Smell the Flowers" - Mom takes Tiny, Buddy, and Don on a super secret daytrip to Qianzhousaurus Pond, where they meet Quentin Qianzhousaurus - a Tyrannosaur with similar features to Buddy, except for one major thing - Quentin has a long, thin snout covered in tiny horns! The kids think that Quentin's long snout gives him a super smelling sense, but after a series of tests, they realize that he and Buddy have the same sniffing power. Can Quentin and Buddy's super sniffers solve the mystery of Mom's secret daytrip? Educational Objectives: Qianzhousaurus was a Tyrannosaur from the late cretaceous with a long, narrow snout (covered in tiny horns). Tyrannosaurs came in a variety of shapes and sizes. Qianzhousaurus probably hunted much smaller prey than its super strong- jawed cousin. T. Rex. "Moms' Campout" - Mrs. Pteranodon organizes a "Moms' Campout" with other moms and kids in the neighborhood. While on the way to the campout, Mr. Conductor challenges the kids to make a real "nature connection" by creating games that push them to look at nature from a different point of view. Educational Objectives: You can't appreciate nature just by looking at it. You need to dig in and be a part of it: splashing, climbing, getting dirty, and looking at things in a whole new way. Forming a "Nature Connection" (that is, fostering a bond with the natural world) is a hands-on, full body, multisensory activity that is essential for a healthy childhood.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

One Big Frog/Caving with Vlad (#307) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Pteranodon kids are playing a game called "I'm the Biggest," which raises the question: how big is the biggest frog? Dad takes the kids on the Dinosaur Train to find the biggest frog ever, the legendary Beelzebufo. Once off the train, they have to take a river raft to find this illusive creature, but find him they do. The kids are surprised that Benny Beelzebufo isn't nearly as large (or mean) as they'd imagined, but he is definitely the biggest frog they've ever seen! Benny teaches the kids about his "sit-still-and-wait" hunting style and shows off his large, floating leaf "home." The Pteranodon family rides the "Night Train" all the way back to the Jurassic Period to visit their nocturnal friend, Vlad Volaticotherium, who tells them that he wants to take them caving! Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don don't even know what caving is, but they are soon having a great time seeing all the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that have formed inside the cave. They also learn that it can be a lot of fun to hear your voice echo down the cave's long caverns!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Junior Conductors Academy: Part One/Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two (#404) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Junior Conductors Academy: Part One" - The kids are all excited! Why? Because they're off to Junior Conductor's Academy in Laramidia, to try to become Junior Conductors First Class. Buddy has a feeling he's going to be a star in class, until he meets Dennis Deinocheirus - a kid who knows even more dinosaur facts than he does! Can Buddy get over his disappointment that he's not the smartest kid in class, and make friends with Dennis (who seems like he's having trouble making friends on his own)? "Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two" - Now that Buddy and Dennis are friends, they have to work together (with the other kids) in order to pass a series of tests. If they succeed, they'll receive their Junior Conductors First Class pins! But standing in the way of their success is the most challenging instructor of all... Thurston Troodon! Educational Objectives -- Deinocheirus, from the Ornithomimosaur family of theropods in the late cretaceous, had some of the longest arms of any bipedal dinosaur. Also, it's not always easy to make friends with someone you don't understand, but if you take the time and make the effort, it might not be as hard as you think.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Where Have All The Lizards Gone?/Conductor's Sleepover (#408) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Where Have All the Lizards Gone?" - The Conductor takes the Pteranodon Family for a special trip to Lizard Island, where they discover that it's been overrun by plants and bugs, and there are few precious lizards left. The Conductor concludes that the Changyuraptor Family (that he dropped off there awhile ago, and has since multiplied) has been eating all the lizards and throwing the entire ecosystem out of balance. Can the Pteranodon Family and Mr. Conductor convince the Changyuraptor Family to leave their home in order to get the island ecosystem back in balance? Educational Objectives: Ecosystems thrive only when all the plants and animals are in balance with one another. But too much of one thing, and not enough of another, can have disastrous consequences. "Conductor's Sleepover" - With a hurricane looming, the Pteranodon Family convinces the Conductor to leave his train for the night and come with them to the safety of their hurricane shelter (a large, underground cave). But the Conductor has a hard time getting comfortable away from his train. Can the family and the Conductor pull together and help a family of beached Ichthyosaurs back into the ocean after the hurricane leaves them beached on the shore? Educational Objectives: Hurricanes (and other storms) often have major effects on both ocean and land animals, causing animals to change their behaviors, and sometimes resulting in devastation of coastal ecosystems.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 23, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One and Two (#410) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part One" - When Crystal and the King go for a trip to the Big Pond, they learn that it's being recklessly overfished! They enlist the help of the Pteranodon Family to try to spread the word that if the dinosaurs and pterosaurs aren't more careful, the Big Pond will run out of fish to eat. But when Crystal realizes that nothing they're doing is actually raising awareness of the issue, she decides to organize a HUGE benefit concert, and everyone agrees to pitch in and help (as long as the King doesn't have to perform)! "Crystal and King Benefit Concert: Part Two" - The "Don't Overfish the Big Pond" Benefit Concert is underway, and it's a HUGE success! But because there's so much to organize, Crystal never finds the time to rehearse her big finale - so when it's time for her to go onstage, she experiences something she's never experienced before - stage fright! Can the kids help Crystal get over her stage fright and get her back onstage, or will the King have to come out of "performance retirement" to help her out? Educational Objectives: Overfishing generally results in a dramatic depletion in the total amount of fish (i.e., biomass). Also, overfishing often causes smaller fish (the prey species of larger fish) to increase in number as the larger predators are removed. If aquatic ecosystems are given a chance to rebound, they often will, as long as the numbers of fish have not been depleted too far.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part One/Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part Two (#409) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part One" - The whole Pteranodon Family takes a rollicking adventure on the Dinosaur Train Riverboat! Buddy and Don vow to spend every minute together, but while Buddy wants to spend all his time investigating the creatures on the river, Don wants to spend all his time playing games and investigating the buffet. Can they come to some kind of agreement? "Rollin' on the Riverboat: Part Two" - While still rolling down the river on the Dinosaur Train Riverboat, Grandpa Pteranodon tells Buddy about the Legend of Admiral Globidens - a HUGE Mososaur that supposedly lives on the river, but no one has ever seen. Buddy enlists Dad and Tiny's help to look for Admiral Globidens, but they can't seem to find him. Does Admiral Globidens really exist, or is he just a figment of someone's imagination? Educational Objectives: River ecosystems tend to be lushly vegetated and full of diverse life forms because of the constant presence of water and the diversity of habitats (i.e., aquatic and land-based). Also, a Globidens was a large mososaur from the late cretaceous that lived in the water and used its large, globe-shaped teeth to eat turtles and other large shellfish.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 27, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Spooky Tree/Spinosaurus Super Model (#407) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Spooky Tree" - Shiny invites Annie Tyrannosaurus to Pteranodon Terrace for a sleepover, but all Annie wants to do is investigate the "spooky tree" that Don says "comes alive at night." All Shiny wants to do is stay as far away from the tree as possible. Can the kids get to the bottom of the mysterious tree, and figure out if it really comes alive at night? Educational Objectives: A wide variety of organisms produce light inside their bodies, and this light can be used for a variety of purposes. Some creatures have a chemical reaction in their bodies called "bio-luminescence," which causes them to glow. This bioluminescence can serve different functions, including camouflage, luring of prey, mimicry of other animals, and warnings for potential predators that the glowing critter is unpalatable. "Spinosaurus Super Model" - When Don stumbles across a stick that looks EXACTLY like Old Spinosaurus, he's determined to have the grumpy old dinosaur pose for his sculpture (so he can get the Spinosaurus's features exactly right). But when they arrive at Old Spinosaurus's home, he makes it clear that there's no way he's posing for anything. Can Don convince Old Spinosaurus to pose for his sculpture, or will Don have to come up with another plan? Educational Objectives: Spinosaurus, a gigantic theropod from the Cretaceous period, was the world's largest land carnivore, and the only Mesozoic dinosaur truly built for living in the water versus on land (as opposed to going into the water to cool off, for example).

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Valley of the Stygimolochs/Tiny Loves Fish (#101) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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The Call of the Wild Corythosaurus/Triceratops For Lunch (#102) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 29, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Beating The Heat/Flowers for Mom (#103) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me
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I'm A T. Rex!/Ned The Quadruped (#104) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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One Smart Dinosaur/Petey The Peteinosaurus (#105) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Fast Friends/T. Rex Teeth (#106) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 5, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Now with Feathers!/A Frill A Minute (#107) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 6, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

One Big Dinosaur/Play Date with Annie (#108) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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 9: Fri, Dec 7, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me

Don's Winter Wish/Festival of Lights (#212) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When the Pteranodon family travels back to the North Pole, Don declares that it's his "winter wish" to see snow fall again. When a big blizzard comes, and even the Dinosaur Train gets snowed in, Don worries that his wish brought the blizzard. He's especially worried for his new friend, Soren Sauronitholestes, who is sitting on a nest of her eggs, out in the blizzard. But everything turns out all right: Dad explains that wishing for something doesn't make it happen, and the well-adapted, warm-blooded, feather-covered Soren successfully hatches her babies. While visiting the North Pole, the Conductor suggests that the family stop off at Aurora Borealis Station on an enormous frozen lake to see the Aurora Borealis, where the Northern Troodons celebrate a "Festival of Lights." While the kids wait for night to fall and view the Aurora Borealis, they work up an ice-skating show to entertain Mom and Dad. Everyone joins in to sing "Solstice Time is Here" and skate under the lights!

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 -- 2:30am Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 2:30am Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 12:30am Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers (#117) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time. Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice. They learn about large conifer (evergreen) trees and help decorate them at a holiday party.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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Laura The Giganotosaurus/Dinosaur Poop! (#110) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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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  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Derek The Deinonychus/Don's Dragonfly (#111) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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Armored Like An Ankylosaurus/Campout! (#109) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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Hootin' Hadrosaurs!/Hatching Party (#113) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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The Theropod Club/Surprise Party (#114) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me

The Old Spinosaurus & The Sea/A Spiky Tail Tale (#115H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 27, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me

One Small Dinosaur/T. Rex Migration (#112) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2018 -- 4:30pm Remind me
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The Burrowers/Shiny's Sea Shells (#118H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* 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.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 28, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me

King Cryolophosaurus/Buddy The Tracker (#119H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* 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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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