Listen to Brains On! and learn 'Owl about Owls'
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an owl? Well, take a listen to this recent episode of Brains On! podcast, and hear all about it from "Nolan the know-it-owl"! (Though, when Nolan forgets some of his owl facts, ORI's Lauren Smith steps up to share some owl information).
From the episode show notes:
"We’re headed off to an owl sanctuary to meet up with Nolan the know-it-owl for a special night owl Tour. We hear the sound of owl wings and check out some super-tubular owl eye facts. Find out how owls can swivel their heads 270 degrees and why their ears are at uneven spots on their heads. We’ll meet a poetry-loving barn owl named Olive, who fills us in on why owls are considered wise. Fun fact: owls are sometimes classified by their sounds -- bigger owls are hooters and smaller owls are tooters!"
Brains On! is a science podcast for kids from American Public Media. Every week a different kid co-host joins grown-up host Molly Bloom as they explore questions about the world. Other episodes answer questions like "Is mind-reading real?"; "Why do we like sugar so much?"; "What happens if you drop a feather in space?" and "Why do kids have more energy than adults?"
Listen on the Brains On! website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Want to learn more about owls?
Watch a pair of Great Horned Owls raise their three chicks on ORI and explore.org's Charlo Great Horned Owl cam
For some ID basics, species ID pages, and to see an Owls of Montana guide, check out the Owl Research Institute's Owl ID Guide page