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A Brand New Species

The Conductor and the kids are out digging in a favorite fossil spot, out past the Big Pond. Buddy turns up something that the Conductor doesn't recognize. It's an excellent fossil - he guesses that they may have discovered a whole new Jurassic species! They all carefully finish digging out the beautifully intact theropod raptor skeleton and bring it to Troodon Town, where they can examine it at the Science labs at Troodon Academy. The experts agree: The Conductor and the kids have discovered a new Jurassic dinosaur! They nickname it "Buddysaurus." Now the Conductor must give a presentation to all the assembled Academy about this new Dracoraptor discovery. Used to being the authority and a kind of hilarious know-it-all, the Conductor is for once super-nervous and tongue-tied. The kids help him figure out how to properly and scientifically present his information and get over his nerves. Buddy leads them, and the kids even improvise a song about the new discovery, "A Brand-New Species!" It's a hit! / Buddy gets the idea to travel to the Early Jurassic and meet an example of their new discovery, a theropod they named "Buddysaurus." Unfortunately, since this is a brand-new-discovery, there is no train to the home of the Buddysaurus, nor a train station! The Conductor decides to take them all to the Early Jurassic, and hike from the nearest station to find this new theropod. And, they do! They discover that the theropod is actually called a "Dracoraptor." Our kids invite him to come back to Troodon Town with them so they can present him to the Troodon Scientists.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 506


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Mon, Sep 20 10:30 A.M. What's at the Center of the Earth? Layers!/What's at the Center of the Earth? Fossils!     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Sep 20 12:00 P.M. The Old Bird/Diamond Don     NHPBS
Tue, Sep 21 10:30 A.M. Dinosaur Train Submarine: Maisie Mosasaurus/Date Night     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Sep 21 12:00 P.M. What's at the Center of the Earth Troglobites!/Minerals!     NHPBS
Wed, Sep 22 10:30 A.M. Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Sep 22 12:00 P.M. Dinosaur Camouflage/Family Scavenger Hunt     NHPBS
Thu, Sep 23 10:30 A.M. What's at the Center of the Earth Troglobites!/Minerals!     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Sep 23 12:00 P.M. Junior Conductors Academy: Part One/Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two     NHPBS
Fri, Sep 24 10:30 A.M. Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Sep 24 12:00 P.M. Have You Heard About The Herd?/Jess Hesperornis     NHPBS
Sat, Sep 25 12:00 P.M. Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Sep 26 12:00 P.M. Dome-Headed Dinosaur/Treasure Hunt     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Sep 27 10:30 A.M. Junior Conductors Academy: Part One/Junior Conductors Academy: Part Two     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Sep 27 12:00 P.M. Nest Swap/The Herd Is The Word     NHPBS

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