Turtle Up, Turtle Down Jeff Wolin along the Gulf coast there’s a story in the sand a long line of tracks made by flippers on the land a peaceful turtle that returns every year to make sure her species doesn’t disappear
chorus: turtle up, turtle down, ancient life cycle goes round and round turtle up, turtle down, they go to the home that their ancestors found mama comes up builds a nest on the beach babies are born and go down to the sea
they storm the beach it’s a reptile armada when they arrive it’s called the “arribada” maybe it’s the wind, or the moon, or a mood that causes Kemp’s ridleys to lay down her brood
hurry, scurry, to the water you go a nice bed of seagrass is what you need to grow jellyfish and crabs so good to eat unless you become a predator’s treat
tangled nets and pollution in the sea they’ve lost some habitat where they used to breed let’s give them some protection so that they have a chance to ride out rhythms of mother nature’s dance.
humps, hooves, and horns, Bison bison humps, hooves and horns, that’s no buffalo humps, hooves and horns, Bison bison humps, hooves and horns, that’s no buffalo humps, hooves and horns, humps, hooves and horns, humps hooves and horns
thousands of years ago in the Ice Age, Bison antiquus roamed all over the place standing 8 feet tall, his horns were 6 feet long, livin’ in the Pleistocene you had to be strong they developed adaptations they passed them to their kin, today we know this animal…as a bison they got a…
hundreds a years ago almost sea to sea, millions of bison roamin’ wild and free travellin’ in their herds sometimes a mile wide, sacred to many their lives were intertwined they provided food more than a general store their medicine was power, story and lore…they got a…
not so long ago our country moved out West, bison were overhunted almost none were left they needed some protection before they disappeared lucky for the bison a refuge did appear Yellowstone was set aside so we could see, the bison roamin’ whoooo wild and free they got a….
elk really like hip hop music, elk really like hip hop music
let’s go walking megafauna stalking out in the forest tip toe and no talking looking for the elk putting on the sneak do not crush the leaves that’s underneath your feet majestic mammals bulls the bulls are the males little baby calves and the cows are the females white patch on the back of their rump, they smell out your scent and they do a jump jump
chorus: Wapiti hoppity, there hiding in the trees, forty pound antlers growin’ on top, rub to the tree break it down don’t stop Wapiti hoppity, there hiding in the trees, forty pound antlers growin’ on top, rub to the tree break it down don’t stop
they got big ears so they can hear you when you’re coming that’s what they fear alert to the herd and they’re gone in a flash white rump in the forest and they do a deer dash dusk to the dawn the feedings on grazing browsin’ grind the food down digest it later, ruminator they got great guts four stomach chambers
Cervus elaphus scientifically, historically they lived sea to sea habitat loss cut their numbers down, through conservation they making a rebound don’t delay the day you get to see one up in the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone or the Tetons in the fall, y’all will hear the call of the wild, elk bugle make me smile
Explore, Learn, and Protect Junior Rangers east and west Explore, Learn, and Protect As Junior Rangers we’ll do our best let’s take care of the treasures that belong to you and me national parks were set aside for all to see
in 1872, the national park idea was born Yellowstone was set aside to protect and to enjoy “America’s Best Idea,” that’s what some would say so get out your map, load your pack, and visit one today and…
alligators, moose and bison, beaches by the sea caves, canyons, deserts, fjords, and Sequoia trees the best of nature’s splendor from A to Z is waiting to be discovered by you and your family so let’s…
people, places, sacred spaces, the Statue of Liberty struggles we’ve overcome to become a democracy Ellis Island, trails and houses, Martin Luther King national parks tell our story, so let us sing…
national parks were set aside for all to see
This song is about some of the biggest petrified tree stumps in the world (by diameter). These massive redwood tree fossils are found at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Island hopping, through the sea, let’s go island hopping bring your ukulele Island hopping, to Hawaii, a tropical hotspot formed by hot lava that sounds good to me
Let’s climb Haleakala a sleeping volcano, 10,000 feet from the peak to the sea or Look for the Nene a special kind of goose, a native endemic species Let’s hop to Kilauea and then to Mauna Loa, active volcanoes you can see the lava flow-a You can even hike through a lava tube and smell the sulfur steam
Chorus 2: Island hopping, through the sea, let’s go island hopping bring your ukulele Island hopping, to Hawaii, a tropical hotspot formed by hot lava that sounds good to me
Verse 2: Let’s hop to a place called Kaloko-Honokohau, where the Native Hawaiians built a super long seawall and made fish ponds to catch their food with amazing ingenuity Let’s hop to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, and see the great rock wall that is 10 feet tall And learn about the Kapu – the sacred laws and statues called ki’i
Let’s hop to Pu’ukohola Heiau Where King Kamehameha built a very special temple. they made it out of rocks that they passed a long from a valley 20 miles east Let’s hop to the refuge at Kalaupapa, or learn the history beneath the waters at Pearl Harbor, or hike on the trail Ala Kahakai with its culture and geology.
Chorus 3: Island hopping, through the sea, let’s go island hopping bring your ukulele Island hopping, to Hawaii, a tropical hotspot formed by hot lava that sounds good to me
Castillo de Lodo
A song about Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site.