Mud and Cameras - June 29

Picturing Down in the Muck Learning

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Today is National Almond Buttercrunch Day, World Camera Day, and International Mud Day.

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month; National Oceans Month; National Rivers Month; and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Want to explore fun ways to help kids ages 5-8 learn more about nature, while building their math skills? Join Cyberchase and partner Project Learning Tree for a free educator webinar on June 29 at 6:00 PM ET. The one-hour session will explore creative ways to teach math and other STEM skills through educational resources focusing on nature and the outdoors. Sign up here.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme:  Mud and Cameras




  • Guys and Dolls - Luck Be a Lady Tonight - LISTEN
  • Paul Simon - Kodachrome - LISTEN


  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street - True Mud (A True Blood Parody) (4:07) -  VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street - Earth, Rain, and Mud (2:05) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Swamp Mushy Muddy (2:40) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street Studios - Making a Mud Painting (2:44) -VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-1 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Curious George - Sand and Soil (1:36) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-4 -  NHPBS Learning Media Nature Cat - Mud Love (12:05) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - A Nest Made Out of Mud (5:37) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-6 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Mud Scientist (2:45) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Mystery Mud: Changing States of Matter - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Mystery Mud: Exploring Changes in States of Matter (7:08) - VIEW, READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Bats, Brains, and Mudslides! (26:50) - VIEW


  • Grades 3-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Field Research with Cameras (4:25) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature - Engineering Robotic Animal Cameras (4:42) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Camera Traps (3:14) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Physics Girl - Could You Replace Your Eye with a Camera? (5:37) - VIEW

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