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Pea Green Boat

Weekdays 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

The Pea Green Boat is a show for children of all ages, with stories, songs, poetry, and special guests - two and four-legged, and some with wings. 

“The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat...” With its title borrowed from that Edward Lear poem, the Montana Public Radio Pea Green Boat sets sail each weekday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

In between the stories and songs, guests like Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies, and Brian Williams from the Montana Natural History Center cover the Nature Beat. Librarians from the Missoula Public Library share new and classic books every Monday, and the Poetry Club meets once a month.

Listeners can call in requests for birthday songs and favorite songs and stories:

Phone: 1-800-325-1565 or 243-4931 or email peagreen.boat@yahoo.com

FAVORITE PEA GREEN BOAT SONGS:

  1. The Hamster Dance, by Hampton the Hamster, from Hamster Dance
  2. Everyone Asked About You (Nora, Nora), by Bob McGrath, from Sing Me A Story
  3. Peanut Butter Bears, by Brent Holmes, from Bear Tunes For Kids
  4. Little Chickadee, by Chenille Sisters, from Teaching Hippopotami to Fly
  5. A Pirate's Life, by Cathy Fink & Marcie Marxer, from Scat Like That
  6. Waltzing With Bears, by Priscilla Herdman, from Star Dreamer
  7. Alligator In The Elevator, by Rick Charette, from Alligator In The Elevator
  8. There's A Pea On My Plate, by Bill Harley, from There's A Pea On My Plate
  9. On The Day That You Were Born, by Red Grammer, from Hello World
  10. T-Rex, by The Dinner Dogs, from Meet The Dinner Dogs
  11. Lime Jello, Marshmallow, Cottage Cheese Surprise, by Two of a Kind, from So Many Ways To Be Smart


 

"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.

'Pea Green Boat' Spots Monsters On The Subway

Sep 15, 2016

Have you ever seen monsters on the bus or subway? An artist named Ben Rubin takes pictures of people sitting across from him on the subway, and then adds an illustrated monster companion to the photo. He calls his pictures "Subway Doodles." I liked them so much I decided to play monster songs on "Pea Green Boat" today beginning at 4:00 p.m. Here's a look at one of the pictures. Find more Subway Doodles here.

Williams Syndrome Association

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie talks to Claire Carmody, a teenager with Williams Syndrome, and her mom, Jen Carmody, about the advantages and challenges of the disorder.

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.

Colin Mutchler (CC-BY-2)

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie talks with 9-year-old Dutch about his hearing loss and how he felt when he discovered he was different. She also talks with Dutch's mother and his speech language therapist about teaching Dutch to advocate for himself.

Gerolf Nikolay

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie facilitates conversations with middle-school students and a teacher, Caroline Patterson, about isolation. Students write poetry about their feelings during this classroom session and then read their poems.

Kate Ter Haar

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie facilitates a conversation about megalencephaly.

Louisa Billiter

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie talks about kindness with middle school children who share their "hurtful" experiences.

Glover's moth caterpillar.
Glenn Marangelo

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will be back on "Pea Green Boat" Wednesday to teach us more fascinating things about the insect world. He sent along these pictures of the bugs he'll be telling us about.

Niclas Lindh

"The Pea Green Boat" provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences. This week, Annie facilitates conversations with grade-school students and a teacher, Sheryl Noethe, about feeling different and isolated. Students write about their feelings and then read their poems.

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