Islands of Wonder: Madagascar | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Monday, October 2, 2 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of Islands of Wonder. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the Madagascar hissing cockroach, a special detritivore that only lives in the Madagascar rainforest, on PBS LearningMedia.

In this series, journey to three of the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on the planet: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. The oldest island on Earth, Madagascar has been isolated longer than any other place in the world. Life here has had time to evolve in strange and unique ways, resulting in more unique wildlife than possibly any other island on the planet.

PBS LearningMedia

You Wish You Had Mites Like This Hissing Cockroach | Deep Look

Grades 6-12
Not all roaches are filthy. The Madagascar hissing cockroach actually makes a pretty sweet pet, thanks to the hungry mites that serve as its cleaning crew.

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