Podcast: James Bond of Birds – or the Penguin of the North


Hey Earth Rangers! In today’s episode Emma is enjoying the dog days of summer while dreaming of a colder place – and the cool birds that live there. Which snazzy dressing bird can dive, fly and never gets cold feet? And what is the toughest bird of the north? Find out in today’s episode when Emma talks to thick-billed murre researcher Dr. Emily Choy, a scientist who uses her special rock climbing skills on the cliffs of Coats Island for some next level bird watching!

Click the play button on the player below to listen to today’s episode!

Dr. Emily Choy in action: Click here to learn more about her research.

Although they look similar, murres and penguins are not related! Who will win the Ultimate Showdown? (hint: murres do one thing that penguins can’t do at all… can you guess what it is?)

Besides murres – the arctic is home to many tough little birds. Who of these three arctic birds is the toughest and reaches all the way up to Alert, Nunavut ?! Listen closely to Emma’s interview with Emily to find the answer!

Earth Ranger Emma is exploring the secrets and wonders of Chemistry with the help of our friends at BASF. She’ll even lead you in some experiments that real chemists do – experiments that you can do at home! Since they’re kid-friendly, you won’t need a lab coat and safety goggles to do them, but you’ll still feel like a super scientist! Catch Earth Ranger Emma in her Chemistry Corner!

Check out this cool BASF’s Kids’ Lab to learn about tiny things called polymers, and make your very own SLIME!

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Who do you think is cooler – penguins or murres? What is your favourite arctic bird?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. I just finished this episode, I can’t deside wether I’m exided sbout Emmas chemistry corner I wish these episodes came more often

  2. I just finished this episode I can’t decide whether I am excited about Emmas chemistry more often Stewart is cute steward the movie star that is cool literally six wow Stewart is awesome