New Episodes of Elinor Wonders Why Head to PBS
Elinor Wonders Why is premiering on PBS Kids this March. In a week full of discovery, Elinor, Ari and Olive are back with new adventures as the trio learns how butterflies drink nectar, why fish don’t freeze in the winter, how some owls make their home in the desert, and more!
If you’re not yet familiar with the engaging and endearing animated series, Elinor Wonders Why centers on the adventures of Elinor and her pals, Ari, a funny and imaginative bat; and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant.As young viewers explore Animal Town along with Elinor, Ari and Olive, they’ll meet all kinds of interesting, funny, and quirky characters, each with a lesson to share about respecting others, the importance of diversity, caring for the environment and working together to solve problems.
Elinor models the foundational practices of science inquiry and engineering design in each episode, using her amazing powers of observation and willingness to ask questions. When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, like why birds have feathers or how tiny ants build massive anthills, she perseveres until she figures it out. In discovering the answers, Elinor often learns something about nature’s ingenious inventions and how they can relate to aspects of our designed world, as well as what it takes to live in a community.