ZEPPELIN: WATERFALLThe Pteranodon kids are riding the Dinosaur Train with friend Quincy Queztalcoatlus. When they pass by a waterfall, Buddy comments on how big it is! Quincy's dad mentions a giant waterfall at the edge of the Western Interior Sea. Mr. Conductor suggests they fly in the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin. After learning more about waterfalls, the Pteranodons catch lots of fish before heading back on the one-of-a-kind Dinosaur Train Zeppelin!Educational Objective: A waterfall is a place where... [see more] water flows over a vertical drop in the course of the stream or river. Waterfalls create their own microhabitat that tend to be very moist, humid and misty. Fish hide in the water beneath the waterfalls, moss grows on the damp walls and amphibians hide in the misty shadows.ZEPPELIN: ATOLLWhen the Pteranodon family spots Annie and her herd migrating to follow the food, the Pteranodon kids wonder if other creatures, even marine mammals, also migrate. The Conductor flies the Pteranodon family over the ocean in the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin to look for Polycotylus, a type of marine reptile that does migrate in the ocean. The Zeppelin lands in an atoll and our family meets Paulette and Polly Polycotylus, a mother and daughter from what is modern-day Australia. The new friends enjoy a picnic on the reef of the atoll before heading home in the zeppelin.Educational Objective: An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. Reef-building corals will thrive only in warm tropical and subtropical waters of oceans and seas, and therefore atolls are only found in the tropics and subtropics.
DINOSAUR TRAIN is seen through the eyes of Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures.