Annie Garde

Children's Program Director

Annie Garde is the Children's Program Director and host and producer of the Pea Green Boat and the Children's Corner.

Ways To Connect

Josh Burnham

"Pea Green Boat" had some special guests on the show today. Kate Davis brought Alisa the red-tailed hawk. Adeline and Weston Schick joined in to talk birds with Anne and Kate. Thanks everyone for a great show!

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" every weekday at 4:00 p.m. on your radio or online.

Kate Davis will board the Pea Green Boat Thursday with some of her raptor friends. This time she's also bringing along a couple of young human friends! Don't miss the fun. Join us at 4:00 p.m. for the Pea Green Boat.

William Marcus

The Pea Green Boat broadcasts a radio play, "Let's Draw: The Velveteen Rabbit," written by Charles Sommers, adapted by Mark Metcalf and Annie Garde.

Join Barbara, Marcia, Marylor and Annie on the Pea Green Boat today as they celebrate the season with poems old and new.  Good cheer and laughs abound when the Poetry Club convenes. The meeting will be called to order on the Pea Green Boat today at 4: p.m. All welcome!!

Kate Davis and her avian friends will visit the Pea Green Boat today to wish us a happy holiday season. Kate's also full of news about raptors who winter in Montana. Join Kate and Annie  today at 4:00 p.m. on the Pea Green Boat .

Join us today and have some fun

While we read poems one by one.

Enjoy the rhythms and the rhymes

Poetry club means real good times!

Marcia and Marilor and Barbara join Annie today (Nov. 20) for the Poetry Club. New poems, old favorites, limericks and ballads - you'll hear them all. Join us today on the Pea Green Boat for the fun at 4:00p.m.

Get ready for jingling jesses, fluffing feathers, and dazzling dialogue as Kate Davis returns to the Pea Green Boat to chat with Annie and listeners about raptors and to show them off as well. The birds may have something to say,too.They often do!

Listen in to the Pea Green Boat at 4:00 p.m. today, October 16th, for Kate Davis and her  raptors.

Yesterday on the Pea Green Boat, Issa and Salome reported on the plants that they took care of as part of a gardening project initiated by Annie and Dr. Jamison Starbuck. Salome took home a tomatillo and a nasturtium while Issa got spearmint  and a nasturtium.

Now, at summer's end, Annie visited their homes and saw and recorded the results . The plants looked great. The kids get A in gardening!

Bear claws, animal fur, webbed feet: living things have unique physical differences that work to help them each survive. Learn about some of these adaptations when Christine Wren from the Montana Natural History Center visits the Pea Green Boat today to talk about them. Join us at 4:00p.m. for the fun and info.

 It's Poetry Club Day on the Pea Green Boat!

Marcia, Marylor, Barbara, and Annie are the members and they'll be sharing new poems they've found as well as some of their old favorites. Tune in today between 4 and 5 p.m.

"I hope you'll join us 'cause it's a lot more fun for us when you're around." -Annie

Darko Butorac, music director of the Missoula Symphony is getting ready for the first of the Symphony's offerings this Fall. Twelve year old cyclist Calvin Beighle is ready for the Ovando Gran Fondo, a 55 mile bike ride and fundraiser for the Missoula Symphony.

Join us as we talk about cycling and symphonies on the Pea Green Boat, today at 4:00 p.m.

Britt Juchem and Ariel Gregory have been creating and performing puppet shows together for five years. Together they are the Bat Honey Puppeteers.

They'll be performing in Missoula this weekend and we're going to have a preview today. This will be fun! Tune in today at 4:00 p.m. for the Bat Honey Puppeteers on the Pea Green Boat.

Author Dorothy Patent has written lots of books and several of them are about working dogs:  Dogs on DutyThe Right Dog For  the Job, and Super Sniffers.

Tune in on Wednesday, September 10, at 4:00 p.m. to hear Dorothy talk about her books and writing process.

MCT Comes To The PGB

Sep 9, 2014

Can't make sense of the initials? It means that adult actors from the Missoula Children's Theater  will be visiting the Pea Green Boat today, Tuesday, September 9, at 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we talk about their upcoming  show "The Last of the Dragons" and  enjoy professional actors reading live on the radio!

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The Pea Green Boat is on MTPR every weekday between 4 and 5 p.m. Tune in, because it's a lot more fun for us when you're around.

Join Jackie Wedell for "Nature Notes " on the Pea Green Boat today. She'll be talking about a very young boy who liked to chirp with chickadees, hoot with owls, and howl with wolves. Did the wolves respond? You may get a chance to howl yourself. Tune in for the fun between 4 and 5 p.m.

Kate Davis

Settle on your perch this afternoon and listen to the whoosh of feathers, the jingle of jesses, and the calls of birds. Meanwhile Kate Davis, director of Raptors of the Rockies, will educate us about the habits and habitats of the birds she cares for. We may even "see" an eagle! Tune in today between 4 and 5 p.m. and join the fun.

Science and Nature

Feb 19, 2014

Which animals stay warmest in winter? Brian Williams from the Montana Natural History Center will conduct an experiment today on the Pea Green Boat to help us find the answer. Join us today between 4 and 5:00 p.m.

While the garden lies sleeping under a blanket of snow, what's a young gardener to do? Master gardener Jamison Starbuck is full of ideas and will visit the Pea Green Boat to share them with us. I think we might be planting something besides ideas, too. Tune in between 4 & 5 p.m. to join the fun.

Annie and Asa walk through the Figurative Modernist exhibit in the Paxson Gallery on the UM campus. During this short segment, Asa and his art teacher, Jennifer Bardsley, talk about color, negative space, shape, and more. 

Tune in this afternoon between 4 and 5 pm to hear the art museum tour and Classics for Kids.

Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection
Through February 8, 2014
Paxson Gallery

Today on the Pea Green Boat, Naomi Lewin, host of Classics for Kids, will talk about musical fantasies. Originally, a musical fantasy was a piece that instrumentalists made up as they went along. Eventually, fantasies evolved into pieces that composers built out of various melodies they liked -- like the Scottish folk tunes that Max Bruch put into his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

Hi everybody,

On the Pea Green Boat today, Braden came over from the Missoula Public Library and read three good books. Here are the titles, in case you want to go to the library and take the books out to reread them and enjoy the terrific illustrations:

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger

Nothing by Mick Inkpen

Every Monday we're lucky to have  librarians visit and share their recent favorite stories.

Hi everybody,
It’s going to be an exciting week on the Pea Green boat. Lots of visitors. Take a look at what’s coming up.

On Tuesday, we’ll have Nature Notes with Jackie Wedell. In the past she’s talked about owls, otters and igloos. Tomorrow she’s going to talk about –well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves. Tune in!

On Wednesday, Janet Zupan, one of my favorite readers, will share, for the first time, a story she wrote herself.  It’s a really good one.