America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston: Maine: Embrace the Cold | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Tuesday, October 17, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the country’s diverse landscapes and how people in communities across America relate to the natural world on PBS LearningMedia.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston returns with a brand-new season as the best-selling writer, podcaster and comedian travels the country to uncover our complex relationship with the outdoors. From biologists saving snapping turtles to BIPOC mountain bikers, Baratunde meets a fascinating cast of characters with one thing in common: a passion for being outside. In Maine: Embrace the Cold, learn about the long history of outdoor adventure that even the brutal, coastal winters can’t deter.

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Grades 6-12
Follow Baratunde Thurston, bestselling author and podcaster, as he explores the country’s diverse landscapes to see how they shape the way we work, play and interact with the outdoors in America Outdoors. From coal miners turned beekeepers in Appalachia to Black surfers catching waves in L.A., uncover a deeper understanding of our passionate and complex relationship with the natural world in America Outdoors.

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