January 31, 2013

Crows – Tools

Humans aren’t the only animals with tools. One species of crow has a whole arsenal of instruments that it uses to snag its dinner.

January 30, 2013

Science Diary: Mohonk – Records

Day by day, researchers at New York’s Mohonk Preserve add their measurements to a continuous 115-year record of weather and nature observations.

January 29, 2013

Science Diary: Mohonk – Signals from Nature

Naturalists tune in to the rhythms of nature using all of our senses.

January 28, 2013

Science Diary: Mohonk – Recording Nature

The records of one family in New York’s Hudson Valley are shedding light on regional weather and climate patterns.

January 25, 2013

Crows – Raven Language

Gurgles, knocks, and the sound of bells… a car on the fritz? No, it’s the unique language of the raven.

January 24, 2013

Crows – To Tell a Crow from a Raven

Crows and ravens may both be large, black birds, but they have very distinct voices.

January 23, 2013

Roma – Amplified Music

Roma music is eclectic, contemporary, and loud!

January 22, 2013

Roma – Census

For Roma, census-taking is not just a matter of counting heads.

January 21, 2013

Roma – Nomadic

Roma, or “gypsies” are not aimless wanderers, as centuries old belief has portrayed them.

January 18, 2013

Roma – Origins

Scholars are demystifying the origins of the Roma/gypsy culture.

January 17, 2013

Ice – An Amazing Substance (Memorial Program)

We explore some of the secrets behind ice’s unusual properties.

January 16, 2013

Ice – Organic Antifreeze (Memorial Program)

How do small creatures make it through the brutal winter months?

January 15, 2013

Ice – Flakes and Frost (Memorial Program)

How is it that every snowflake is unique? It’s all in the fall!

January 14, 2013

Ice – Sounds of Ice (Memorial Program)

Listen to some of the unexpected sounds of winter.

January 11, 2013

Ice – Freezing Lakes (Memorial Program)

The unusual way that water freezes allows fish and other aquatic life to survive the winter months.

January 10, 2013

Ice – Comets (Memorial Program)

To find the source of life on earth, some say we should look to the skies.

January 9, 2013

Rethinking Water

Can nature teach us sustainable ways to filter our wastewater?

January 8, 2013

Alaskan Russian Orthodox Christmas – Christmas Gifts

In rural Alaska, carolers wend their way from house, carrying an ornate star, and sharing in communal gifts.

January 7, 2013

Alaskan Russian Orthodox Christmas – Starring

Russian traders left the legacy of their traditions in Anchorage Alaska, including the Christmas-time practice of “starring”.

January 4, 2013

Star Lore – Uses

Throughout history disparate cultures have looked to the stars to navigate and to time their harvests.

January 3, 2013

Star Lore – Orion

It may look like Orion’s belt to us, but other cultures have had their own interpretation of this striking group of stars.

January 2, 2013

Mummers Parade – History

The flamboyance of the Mummers’ Parade arose from the grand masquerade balls of Philadelphia society in the 1800’s.

January 1, 2013

Mummers Parade – Participants

The Mummers Parade is a spectacular orchestration of costume, music, and dance.