The May 28, 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Walk for Reconciliation. Find out more about the bridge walk, the events leading up to it, and its lasting impact on the country. Hear from some kids who speak to their grandma about what the bridge walk meant for her as an Indigenous Australian. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on many people in the creative industries. Thylacine enthusiasts have unearthed forgotten footage of the last known Tasmanian Tiger. Many people have been adopting dogs and cats during COVID-19, however, some animal welfare groups are worried about what will happen to these animals when life returns to normal.
Behind the News explains the three-stage plan to ease restrictions and how it might affect the lives of kids around the country. Talk to kids around the world to find out how people in other countries are being affected by coronavirus COVID-19. And find out about a special online song contest where all of the songs are composed using artificial intelligence.
Meet some Aussie kids whose parents are working on finding a vaccine for COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for a lot of sports people, take a look at how the sports industry has been affected. Learn about the long and interesting history of handshakes and find out about other ways of saying hello. Recently the US military released videos showing UFOs which got a lot of people talking. Find out more about what UFOs are and how they’ve caused a stir in the past. And meet Eamon, who’s had an interesting job over the past few weeks; babysitting spiders from the QLD Museum while it’s been closed to the public.
With the number of new cases of COVID-19 continuing to go down, some states and territories have started to relax their rules on social distancing. BtN looks at how Australia has flattened the curve and why experts say we need to keep doing our bit. Many Aussie kids will be spending at least some of this term working from home, so we thought we’d get some distance learning tips from kids who know just what that's like. The 8th of May is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day. Look at the events leading up to VE Day and why they had such a huge impact on the world. Plus find out more about the Hubble Space Telescope and how it has helped to change our understanding of the universe. Also take a look at the impact COVID-19 has had on zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums which have had to close their doors to the public.
BTN finds out more about Captain James Cook and his famous voyage on board the Endeavour, during which he charted New Zealand at the Eastern coast of Australia. The National Maritime Museum gives Amelia a tour of the HM Bark Endeavour Replica, which was built to be as close as possible to the original ship sailed by Cook. Explore the lasting impact of the Endeavour's arrival on Australia's First Peoples. Take a look at how Australia has changed in the 250 years since Cook's arrival.
Coronavirus COVID-19 has had a big effect on almost everyone in Australia. We find out what the government’s economic plan is to help people. We take a look at some positive coronavirus stories from around the world. Women’s History Month celebrates the women who’ve changed the country and the world for the better. We find out about the Wonderchicken and how it could give us new clues as to how modern birds evolved. And it’s a difficult time for kids and adults right now, so we hear from a mental health expert to get some tips on how to stay healthy on the inside and the outside.
Rookie reporters from Italy tell us what life is like in northern Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn all about the Aurora Australis icebreaker as it heads into retirement after 31 years of travelling to Antarctica with scientists and research teams. Plus, find out why more girls are trying out extreme sports.
Global response to COVID-19, stockpiling psychology, coral reef bleaching, bug food and astronaut training
Behind the News answers some Coronavirus Questions, explains why handwashing is important and what the closure of Australian Associated Press means for journalism. Plus, Ursula Dubosarsky talks about her love of school libraries and we meet a passionate boy ballet dancer.
In this episode of Behind the News we learn how COVID-19 is affecting trade, business and share markets across the world. ASIO updates us on the state of spying in Australia and NASA's small robotic geologist, Insight, reveals discoveries from its investigations on the planet Mars. The Australian War Memorial unveils a new sculpture dedicated to dogs in the military. In sports news there's an AFLW wrap up, an AFL State of Origin bushfire fundraiser, a Chinese swimming champion is found guilty of drug use and we meet an aspiring Paralympian, Brydi.
In this edition of Behind the News we say goodbye to Holden, find out about the push for plastic free produce and we meet some masters of beat box. The team explains the history of quarantine and the reasons why people, plants and animals are put into quarantine. Learn about Anne Frank on the 75th anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.
The Behind the News team explains the role of the World Health Organization when it comes to pandemics and contagious diseases. There's an explanation of how beach erosion is affecting coastal properties. Plus there's a look at all sides of the homework debate, the dwarf planet Pluto and International Mother Language Day.
The Behind the News team gives us the lowdown on COVID-19 (coronavirus), weather science, locust plague, Charles Darwin day, and we meet some visual effects artists who worked on one of this year's Oscar-nominated films.
This episode looks at the bushfire crisis, with a recap of what’s been happening over the past few months. And find out more about how the fires started and what’s happening now. The BTN team meet kids from around the country who were affected by the fires and hear their stories. The bushfires have had a big effect on wildlife and ecosystems around the country. BTN takes a look at the many ways in which people have helped each other during and after the fires.
This special end of year episode of Behind the News wraps up all of 2019’s big stories from Australia and around the world in politics, weather, sports and culture. Plus there is a super quiz to test your knowledge of the year’s events and some behind the scenes bloopers.
The Behind the News team updates us on the Hong Kong protests and explains what kind of democratic rights the protestors are demanding from the government. A koala hospital in Port Macquarie has raised over $1 million, Tesla unveils its new cybertruck and ancient animal mummies are put on display in Egypt. We also learn more about Venice and why it is flooding. Jack visits an indigenous school garden full of bush tucker, Leela spends some time at the South Australian hospital school and we meet a young Aussie horse rider from Cobargo who has invented the award winning safety 'rein angel'.
NSW and QLD have been dealing with deadly bushfires for more than a week now, and hundreds of schools are closed. Amelia visits some of the affected areas to find out how kids are coping. BTN’s Kids Talk survey has found that some kids are feeling tired a lot of the time, so we take a look at why sleep is important and ways kids can get a better night’s sleep. The UN’s World Television Day celebrates the powerful role television plays in helping us understand global issues and the things that matter to us. We meet an up and coming musician who sat down with one of the country’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Paul Kelly.
India's capital, New Delhi, is experiencing dangerous levels of air pollution. We find out why it's happening and what's being done. BTN's Kids Talk Survey found nearly 1 in 5 kids are spending 5 or more hours a day looking at screens. We take a closer look at the results, and ways to manage our screen time. It's the 100th anniversary of the Epic Flight, when two Australian men flew a plane from England to Australia. We meet some students in Adelaide who have been learning more about it. We take a closer look at the career of tennis star Ash Barty and find out her message to Aussie tennis stars of the future. We find out more about the medieval sport of jousting.
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