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The Dust Bunnies Adventure Show

The Dust Bunnies Adventure show is a podcast exploring STEM geared/social and cultural acceptance. It introduces children to microbiology and culture through adventures in the microscopic world with organisms that live there interwoven with social acceptance story lines for children between the ages of 4 through 8. With the lack of social tolerance evident in the world today children need to be taught at a young age that our differences is what makes us all unique and beautiful. Our main goal is not only to introduce children to the new frontier of the microbiology world and the creatures that live there but to teach social tolerance. In the hopes that we can eliminate the horrors committed against one another because of our color, race and creed.The Dust Bunnies are a group of furballs, Honey, Love, Buttercup, and Princess, that dwell in the microscopic world of a toy store living and exploring a vast new world while, introducing creatures and environments that are normally invisible to the human eyes. The gang is growing up in a multi-cultural environment where each creature co-exists positively, even though, they are distinctly different in many ways. Much like the diversity that exists within the world today, the dust bunnies mirror our own social environment where they too are exposed to different cultures. The Dust Bunnies serve as a gateway that will lead to social acceptance for all by teaching the viewer the wonders and beauty of those that are different from us .At the end of each episode, there will be a brief introduction of all the microscopic creatures that the dust bunnies met in the episode. Although the microscopic world and its inhabitants can appear to be frightening and alien under a microscopic lens The Dust Bunnies Adventure show create a warm and appealing environment, explaining that a microscope only captures the shapes of the creatures, not the full essence of them or their world much like Plato’s theory of forms that asserts that the physical realm is only a shadow of the true reality. For more information on the dust bunnies and lesson plans please contact us at rajgutie@ucsc.edu Ray Gutierrez

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Bubbles Bubbles, Tumble Tumble

BUBBLES BUBBLES, TUMBLE TUMBLE, continues the journey of the Dust Bunnies on their quest to see Nana. Who lives at the bottom of the sea. Bubbles takes them on a magical ride deep into the depths of the underwater sand caverns to meet Doctor Cecil who will help them get to Nana but during their meeting they get sucked in by an underwater wave called an undertow.This episode is  introduced by an microscopic animals , Happy ,a water bear (Tardigrade) and Zoey a  zooplankton and Murph a Meroplankton. Both planktons are surfers of the sea.At the end of the story, Miss Poopadoodle a Fairy Fly teacher (Mymaridae) will tell you more about these amazing microscopic creatures so please listen after the story is over.The podcast is structured with music breaks where you can stop and talk about the topics that came up. I have a lesson plan so if you're interested in it. Please let me know, I will be happy to send you one.Thank you so much for watchingrajgutie@ucsc.edu  Ray Gutierrez Jr.The Dust Bunnies Adventure Show presents our very own music video for episode one.Want to Be My Friendhttps://youtu.be/z_Zy-bWLYSkSupport the show (https://gofund.me/645ffd93)

19mins

9 Jan 2021

Rank #1

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The Shell Door

The Shell Door continues the journey of the Dust Bunnies on their quest to see Nana. Who lives at the bottom of the sea. Bubbles takes them on a magical ride deep into the depths of the sandhills to meet Doctor Cecil who will help them get to Nana.This episode introduces microscopic animals such as Happy the water bear (Tardigrade) and Doctor Cecil a peanut worm (Sipunculid).At the end of the story, Miss Poopadoodle a Fairy Fly teacher (Mymaridae) will tell you more about these amazing microscopic creatures so please listen after the story is over.The podcast is structured with music breaks where you can stop and talk about the topics that came up. I have a lesson plan so if you're interested in it. Please let me know, I will be happy to send you one.Thank you so much for watchingrajgutie@ucsc.edu  Ray Gutierrez Jr.The Dust Bunnies Adventure Show presents our very own music video for episode one.Want to Be My Friendhttps://youtu.be/z_Zy-bWLYSkmusical creditsitnSupport the show (https://gofund.me/645ffd93)

16mins

2 Oct 2020

Rank #2

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Twinkle Twinkle Sparkle World

In this episode, “Twinkle Twinkle Sparkle Land” The dust bunnies crash on the sands of Sparkles where they meet a mud dragon and algae bubble. This episode explores how through collaborative effort and willingness to ask for help from different creatures these dust bunnies can continue their quest to see “Nana, a microscopic creature in the bottom of the sea. However, as in every episode, our goal is to teach social tolerance. The dust bunnies have arrived in a foreign land. Their first reaction is to be fearful of creatures that they have never met before. But they learn quickly that it is their fear that keeps them lost and confused. However, once the dust bunnies figure out that meeting someone new, that is different, can be a beautiful thing and lead to new experiences they would have missed if they continued to be scared and how making a new friend that is different from them can be very rewarding and beneficial.The children are also introduced to a Mud Dragon and Bubble Algae. Both microscopic organisms of the microscopic world.  Miss Poopadoodle a Fairy Fly explains in details of what these creatures are and their environment at the end of the adventure. The podcast is structured with music breaks where you can stop and talk about the topics that came up. I have a lesson plan so if you're interested in it. Please let me know, I will be happy to send you one.Thank you so much for watchingrajgutie@ucsc.edu  Ray Gutierrez Jr.Support the show (https://gofund.me/645ffd93)

17mins

29 May 2020

Rank #3

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You're Mean Finny!

In this episode, Honey introduces himself and talks about how it feels to be stuck at home during this recent epidemic and how he misses his best friends.  While reminiscing of the adventures he had with them he brings up a recent story of when he met the dust mites.On the adventure, Honey and his friends will meet Nana, a Lorificifera. A microscopic creature that lives at the bottom of the sea and fairyfly, the smallest insect in the world.The podcast is structured with music breaks where you can stop and talk about the topics that came up. I have a lesson plan so if you're interested in it. Please let me know, I will be happy to send you one.Thank you so much for watchingrajgutie@ucsc.edu  Ray Gutierrez Jr.The Dust Bunnies Adventure Show presents our very own music video for episode one.Want to Be My Friendhttps://youtu.be/z_Zy-bWLYSkmusical creditsElephant Funeral"come and Dance with us"Nettson"Be Myself"Support the show (https://gofund.me/645ffd93)

19mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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