Jesse talks to the number 1 female scooter rider in Australasia! Bianca shows us extremely awesome scootering tricks, and it's no wonder she's won all of the Queensland qualifiers in the sport. Her 10-year plan is to win a title at the professional world championship. This girl's going places!
Natalie speaks with Will Haskin, animal keeper at Sovereign Hill. The subject is the 1850s Aussie goldfields and the prominent role animals played. Horses and donkeys were used for their power, hitched up to mining 'machinery'. Goats provided milk and goat's milk soap, whilst sheep warmed families with their wool.
Scott interviews farmer Graham Brookman of the Food Forest. Organic farming methods used on crops -- from pistachios to pomegranates -- are the way forward to finding what will adapt to climate change. Graham declares 'More humans and less machinery', whilst the goal is to find the healthiest and hardiest crops for the future.
Kellyn interviews David Don, director of the Brisbane Street Arts Festival. He defines for us several different methods used for awesome murals in the city. Also, there's an intimate discussion with Emily Hughis, an inspirational, environmentally-conscious painter, who says painting on a large scale and covering walls is addictive!
Dr Duffy takes us to his favourite planet Jupiter and reveals some very interesting and weird facts about this huge gas giant.
Jimmy Doherty visits a chocolate factory to learn how cacao beans are transformed into chocolate and what the difference is between white and dark chocolate.
Did you know that the sky appears blue because of something strange going between sunlight and our atmosphere Dr Duffy tells us all about it.
Grace learns all about black holes, how they are formed and the strange force that sucks everything towards them.
Stacey chats with Claudette Merrick, at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. She's in the Encounter Dome every day, training various species of parrots. Visitors come to interact with these colourful characters. We learn the difference in colours between males and females, and which species is most dominant -- even though they're the smallest!
Kellyn's at 'school' interviewing guide dog trainer Jason McKee. The dogs are bred right there -- then taken home by puppy raisers, before returning to the school for further care and training. The final success is a vision-impaired owner who gains confidence and Independence, stepping out with their excellent companion.
Leela meets a team of termite exterminators -- Thomas the spaniel, and Terry, dog handler and pest expert. We learn that a human can be 75% efficient at tracking termites, but a dog's nose is up to 95%. And what is Thomas whiffing? Apparently it's termite toots!
Courtney joins modern-day bush detective Rich Hungerford, to learn some bush tracking. From "tuning in" -- when you can smell, hear, and see things by remaining still -- to stalking properly, Rich's tips are awesome. Spotting animal scat and tracks is a natural education, and more exhilarating than any video game.
Natalie's in the middle of the Monster Trucks today! Races, jumps, wheelies, backflips -- freestyle thrills galore! The drivers seem always to walk away from some devastating crashes. Nat helps with the judging, and in interviewing young fans, she notes the crazier and cooler the stunts -- the higher the score!
Scott's scuba diving in a marine conservation park, to try and spot the Leafy Sea Dragon. Luckily, at dive's end... is it floating seaweed? It is indeed the Leafy Sea Dragon! As a bonus, we get to know the difference between fur seals and our own Australian sea lions, as some swim amiably over to our divers:)
Scott Bidmead goes scuba diving in a marine conservation park, sees seadragons, fur seals and sea lions, and learns why marine conservation is important.
Courtney Wilkie visits the Queensland Academy of Sport to see how sports science helps to improve the performance of athletes.
Courtney Wilkie goes tracking animals in the bush with a survival expert and learns how to walk stealthily.
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