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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.

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Autism
Nick Youngson http://nyphotographic.com (CC-BY-SA-3)

"The myth is that autistic kids sometimes don't feel emotion, and that is just not true at all. I can say from personal experience that autistic kids have emotions," says Logan, who joins Annie to clear up some misconceptions you might have about autism.

Learn about autism from Logan and his mom Lisa on this episode of "Kids Like You And Me."

Every Friday through May 12, Annie will be giving away Bill Harley related prizes during the "Pea Green Boat." Tune in between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on MTPR for your chance to win t-shirts, books and CDs from Bill Harley.

The Pepper Weevil -- an unexpected surprise living inside Glenn's green pepper.
Glenn Marangelo

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium returns to "Pea Green Boat" on January 25 to talk about insects in winter, and the unexpected insect surprise he found living inside his green pepper.

Tune in to "Pea Green Boat," Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m. to learn more.

"The Pea Green Boat" welcomes a director and two actors from the China National Theater for Children. Joining them is the education director of the Missoula Children's Theater. The two theaters have been engaged for a year in a collaboration that has taken Missoula kids to Beijing and now brings Beijing kids to Missoula! The collaborative performance of "The Princess and the Pea" was staged at MCT this past weekend. Listen to the interview to learn more and hear the kids sing songs from the play.

Ichneumon wasp
Glenn Marangelo - Missoula Insectarium

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will be on "Pea Green Boat" on Thursday, July 28 to teach us about Ichneumon Wasps and Robber Flies. 

All other insects should beware the robber fly! These incredibly fast and agile predators can easily capture most other flying insects for a meal.

Ichneumon wasps may look a little scary, but luckily have no interest in humans. They have an amazing ability to to locate the larvae of wood-boring horntail wasps. How and why? You'll need to tune in to find out.

Learn more on "Pea Green Boat" Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Listen on your radio, or online.

This week on "Pea Green Boat" we're talking about Montana's state symbols. If you're listening from anywhere in western Montana, chances are you can find many of these symbols on a short walk out your door. Check out these state symbols, and tune in to "Pea Green Boat" all week at 4:00 p.m. to learn more.

(L) Monarch butterly, (R) viceroy butterfly. Can you see the differences?
Piccolo Namek, Derek Ramsey (GFDL 1.2)

Can you tell the difference between a monarch and a viceroy butterfly? Do you know what a western two-tailed swallowtail is? Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" on Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. to learn more about these butterflies of western Montana with Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium.

The days are getting longer, bears are waking up from hibernation, and buttercups are opening in the hills of Missoula. Spring is just over the horizon. As proof, "Pea Green Boat" listeners Lindley and Benton sent in these photos of their first buttercup sighting of the year. They found this one on Mount Jumbo in Missoula, Tuesday February 23, 2016.

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will glide in to teach us about winter butterflies; that is, butterflies that spend the winter in Montana as adults.
Sam Manno

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will glide in to teach us about winter butterflies; that is, butterflies that spend the winter in Montana as adults. How do they survive? What do they do to pass the time? Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 to find out.

The Poetry Club will be in session February 17 on the "Pea Green Boat".

Join Marcia, Barbara, Marylor & Annie Garde for their monthly celebration of poetry. 4:00 p.m., on your radio or online, but only on MTPR.

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium.
Josh Burnham

Wednesday on "Pea Green Boat": Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will be in to talk about how insects survive — and even thrive — during the winter.

Tune in on your radio or online Wednesday January 27, at 4:00 p.m.

Join Annie, Barbara, Marylor and Marcia for Poetry Club and enjoy traditional, funny and quirky poems for kids (of all ages). Wednesday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. on "Pea Green Boat". On your radio or online.

"Pea Green Boat" host Annie Garde
Josh Burnham

Ahoy, listeners! Join Skipper Annie Garde, "Girl Friday" Sam Manno, and members of the musical groups The Salamanders and The Whizpops in the University Center Theater from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, when "Pea Green Boat" broadcasts live in front of a First Night Missoula audience.

Sam had a surprise tea party on the Pea Green Boat, Tuesday, November 24, to Celebrate Annie Garde's birthday, complete with David Shaner, tea, and tea bowls from Montana Tea and Spice Trading company.

Pine Grosbeak

Nov 17, 2015
Pine grosbeak
Papa Lima Whiskey (CC-BY-SA-3)

We talked about pine grosbeaks on yesterday's "Pea Green Boat", and listener Qin Yu sent in a story of her recent grosbeak sighting:

Bill Harley sings "You're in Trouble" during his show in Missoula, Nov 1, 2015
Josh Burnham

Bill Harley entertained and delighted over 1,000 fans Sunday in Missoula. He engaged the audience with familiar songs and his stories "Yeast Rolls” and "Field Trip”.

Harley has been a longtime favorite of "Pea Green Boat" listeners. Host Annie Garde welcomed him to the stage.

Did you hear the radio play "The Nose" on "Pea Green Boat" October 17? Host Annie Garde asked listeners to draw pictures based on the play and send them in. Natalie from Helena sent us this nice drawing of the nose biking around. She also included a thank you note. You're welcome Natalie, thank you for the picture.

"The Nose" A "Pea Green Boat" radio play.
Tony Alter (CC-BY-2)

Rodeo Radio Theater In The Air is back on "Pea Green Boat" with a play called "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol.

Listen as one character discovers a nose in his bread while another character looks in a mirror and sees that his nose is gone. Crazy! And it gets crazier.

A blue death-feigning beetle, living up to its name.
Josh Burnham

Today on "Pea Green Boat" Annie had special guests from  the Missoula Insectarium. Glenn Marangelo joined the show to talk about insects, and he brought some six-legged friends with him.

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.

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