I always have so much fun putting together recommendations for children. This time was no different! Here’s three excellent nature and science podcasts for kids. I think, you’ll enjoy listening along too. These podcasts are best for ages 5 – 14. I’ve linked to some episodes that kids will be sure to love.
Follow Ranger Emma on her wild adventures and learn all about the different animals she encounters along the way. Earth Rangers is a Canadian produced podcast that teaches kids about conservation and the environment.
Episodes are 10 – 20 minutes long. Best for ages 5 – 11.
This episode is all about how black bears survive the cold winter months. We follow Emma along to the Black Bear Rehabilitation Centre where she gets the opportunity to release a rehabilitated black bear outside of Algonquin Park!
Wildlife is all around us, even in our cities! Emma visits the Toronto Wildlife Centre to learn how injured wildlife are cared for. Kids will learn some cool bird calls and some interesting facts about squirrels.
Tumble is a science podcast that explores a range of topics. Each episode is based on questions from kids and tons of them are about animals. I love this podcast because it teaches kids how scientific discoveries are made.
Episodes are 10 – 15 minutes long. Ages 6 – 12.
What’s the deal with whiskers? Guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, dogs, cats, and seals all have them. In this episode, kids learn how seals use their whiskers to navigate murky waters. Plus, they’ll get a kick out of how scientists discovered this!
Ever wonder what kind of critters lurk in our homes? In this episode, kids are encouraged to begin their own indoor expedition. They’ll learn to locate different species and why some prefer specific rooms over others.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
I’m sure every parent has heard “but why!?” Here’s a podcast that might help answer some of those questions. This is a general science podcast, but many of the episodes are about animals and our environment. I like that the podcast includes interviews with real scientists.
Episodes are 10 – 20 minutes long. Ages 7 – 14.
This episode explores a lot of interesting questions like; why do lions roar? Do porcupines poke themselves? And why do crickets chirp? Plus, kids will learn a neat trick for predicting outdoor temperatures.
Head to the Coast of Maine to learn about the sea and the wildlife that rely on it. Kids will learn the difference between saltwater and freshwater fish and how fish evolved to regulate salt.
In Case You Missed It!
If you’re looking for more kid content check out 15 Children’s Books Exploring Nature. If you’re looking for science and nature podcasts for yourself, I have that list here: Science and Nature Podcasts.
As always, if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments section!