This time on The Children’s Hour, the Kids Crew get aboard the JOIDES Resolution, virtually, while the ship is at sea off the coast of Portugal. We meet Amy Mayer, the Onboard Outreach Officer for the JOIDES Expedition 397, and research fellow Saray Sanchez. 

We learn how the JOIDES brings up core samples from the ocean floor, that they then slice, x-ray, and study. Some of the soils they are bringing to the surface are over 300 million years old. 

Scientists aboard the JOIDES stay for a short rotation, and collect as much data as possible. The ship is drilling for core samples 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when they are at the drilling site. 

The Kids Crew have a lot of questions for Amy and Saray about life on board a scientific research vessel.   We also hear a poem by Kenn Nesbitt, from his poetry playground

Mixed with great music celebrating the sea, get to the bottom of the ocean with us, this time on The Children’s Hour.

This episode was recorded by Katie Stone at the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, and produced by Christina Stella and Katie Stone.

© 2023 The Children’s Hour Inc.

Playlist: Bottom of the Sea

At the Bottom of the SeaRalph's WorldAt the Bottom of the Sea2002 Waterdog Records
Glow in the Dark SharksClaudia Robin GunnGlow in the Dark Sharks - Single2022 Little Wild Music
Under the SeaSuburban LegendsDay Job2012 Suburban Legends
OceanEsther CrowAll Together Now2021 Esther Crow
The Waves Down In the OceanKaran CaseySeal Maiden: A Celtic Musical2000 Music For Little People
Be in the SeaCaspar BabypantsKeep It Real!2018 Aurora Elephant Music
Baby SharkBeth and ScottLearn & Play2003 Homemade Soup Records
Dance of FeltBlue Dot SessionsPiano Mover2018 Blue Dot Sessions
Happy BassMr. SmithDifficult Times - EP2021 595355 Records DK
The MermaidDan Zanes & Festival Five FolkSea Music2003 Festival Five Records
Lunar Oceans (Instrumental)Claudia Robin GunnLittle Wild Universe (Instrumentals)2020 Claudia Robin Gunn
I Saw a Ship A-Sailin'Mike MennardWhen Mother Goose Laid an Egg2007 Family Fridge
Hole In the Bottom of the SeaDavid LandauMusic for Kids2002 David Landau
The Ocean (feat. Laurie Berkner)Flor BromleyPachamama2021 8 POUND GORILLA RECORDS
Ah SailorAshebaIn the Kid Zone2009 DAVID ASHEBA WILSON ,COV PROD
SeahorseRecess MonkeyDeep Sea Diver2013 Recess Monkey

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