Duane speaks with choreographer JulieAnne Byster. Singers, actors, dancers, musicians all have their dress rehearsals and have to come together in the big production. We also hear from a hearing impaired dancer and his signer/translator, how he must adapt personally to learn the moves by feeling the vibrations.
Scott, with tour guide Molly, climbs the stairs all the way to the top of Adelaide Oval's stadium! The view from the top is incredible, you can take in a game or concert, and the leanout is truly mountainlike!
Leela checks out a new dog being trained to protect zoo animals from foxes. Just three months old, 'Evie', a threemonthold Maremma Sheepdog, is a breed used to guarding sheep. Trained to patrol the whole zoo grounds, she will guard all the animals especially ducks and waterfowl.
Kellyn rides in the gondola of a blimp beside chief pilot Mark Finney. He explains to us how a blimp stays airborne. Simply stated it floats! That's aided by two engines which propel it forward, keeping it aloft. The simple steering system is fascinating, and the view breathtaking!
Jono gets flying instructions from glider pilot John Preimonas. For a plane with no engine, the flying is fairly easy with proper stick control. Jono gets to fly the plane for a bit, but barf bags are at the ready. Watch this for a fantastic view and some smooth gliding!
Sleddog tour guide Brett Haddon instructs Natalie on the proper way of dog sledding! Visitors trying this winter thrill learn quickly how to be a musher. The huskies have enjoyed this work for thousands of years and are built for running up and down those snowcovered mountains!
Scott takes advice from a sheep expert, who's about to shear the entire herd! To round them up, he calls on the skills of a working kelpie. Once in the barn, it's time to get proper hold of the sheep and shear that wool, using just the right touch.
Alex visits a holistic veterinary practice. We learn the natural diet for cats and dogs, and how homeopathic medicines and essential oils help our pets to heal themselves. Watching Shanti the dog take her acupuncture treatment, we realize they need treatment for sore necks and musculoskeletal problems just like humans!
You know how beekeepers always wear those long sleeves, pants, gloves, and hat replete with head net Well The Drudge and the danger is over for modern honey producers. The beauty of it is, no bees are bothered, because two Australians have built the better beehive with honey on tap!
Kellyn talks to an animal behaviourist, to try and figure out what our pet dogs are thinking and doing, when we're out! We learn that between problem barkers and those with separation anxiety, we should keep our best friends busy and give them environmental enrichment in their lives.
Leela talks to BMX master Ryan Lloyd who says the key to his success is 'practise, practise, practise'! He teaches kids tricks, bike safety, and maintenance. To that end, we take in a session of 'Spanner Spinners', in which Ryan helps kids fix their bikes to keep on riding!
Nineyearold Niella visits Chris in the Ouch Mobile, concerned about the spot on her eyeball. We learn it's called 'scleral melanocytosis' basically a freckle an extra bit of wayward skin pigment that got in there. Niella will have it for life, and as Chris says to her it's faint, unique, and definitely cool!
Natalie takes us on tour of Australia's oldest and biggest underground cave network the Jenolan Caves which are still under exploration. Two most enriching experiences are the explanation of how caves are formed, plus the fossil sightings, showing what kind of sea creatures once inhabited the space.
In emergency, nineyearold Tamsin is waiting for doctors to look at her swollen ankle. Helping her is Dr Helen Stewart, and after finding the girl's leg is very painful, sends her along for Xrays. No break is seen, but to ease Tasmin's pain, Dr Helen says they'll put a pot on her leg meaning a plaster cast. Part of that is applying a backslab, which supports the back of the leg and allows for swelling. See part 2 to learn how this type of injury is resolved!
Chris goes on call with paramedic Jan Vann. Good job they're in their rapid response vehicle, as they visit a young man going through anaphylactic shock. Alan is being brave and may not even realise this is a life threatening emergency. Jan injects adrenaline into Alan's arm to constrict the blood vessels throughout his body and reverse the swelling. Now away in the ambulance to watch in hospital for another swollentongue occurrence.
Chris and Xand play a trick on groups of students, involving concentration. They watch a video of kids in two teams one black, and one white passing a basketball around. They are to count the number of passes made by the white team. Most of them get it, but what they don't notice, because of their 'inattentive blindness', is Xand lurking about in a gorilla suit right among the players!
Duane takes us underground today. We get a good look at the layers of our planet Earth, and then descend to view some human activities. Everything from mining to engineering and even living down there! If there is desert above, the underground home is still cooler and comfy, we hear.
Emma takes a tour of the underground tunnels constructed under the Treasury Building in Adelaide, 150 years ago. Tour guide Grant Morgan describes boiler heating and coal storage back then, and we see an archaic printing press. Stories of miners storing away much gold down here excite the imagination!
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