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Postcards from Buster; Moose On The Loose: Jackson Hole, WY



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Postcards from Buster
Moose On The Loose: Jackson Hole, WY
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Buster, one of the most popular characters on ARTHUR will accompany his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional Latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour of the United States, with forays into Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Buster will stay in touch with his friends back home via a small, hand-held digital video camera. These first-person video "postcards" will be in the form of live-action, P.O.V.-style footage of the places visited in the show. Narrated by Buster, they are woven seamlessly into each animated story. "It's important for children to experience cultures different from their own," says WGBH executive producer Carol Greenwald. "Putting Buster on the road and immersing him in real-life settings via the live-action 'postcards' is a perfect vehicle to teach children about the rich and complex cultural life that exists across America." Series release date: 2004

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Amidst the beauty of Jackson Hole, Buster is determined to track down a moose to show his friends back home. With help from some knowledgeable nature lovers, Buster discovers all that Wyoming offers: fly fishing, bird watching, and maybe even the elusive moose.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the daily life of children living near the wilderness areas of Jackson Hole. They will observe similarities and differences between their own life experiences and those of the children in this episode. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to describe animals and ask questions to learn more about another person and his or her interests. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to wildlife and nature.



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