OWL/TV is a children's educational television series that aired on CBC Television, and then later on CTV, from 1985 to 1994. Its focus is nature and science discovery, emphasizing to viewers how they can have an impact on their own environment. PBS, BBC, ITV and Showtime also aired the show for a brief period. Reruns of the show have aired on YTV, and CTV. A French translation of the series also aired as Télé-Hibou on youth channel Canal Famille, today known as VRAK.TV.
Each half-hour program contains segments from several recurring features:
- Mighty Mites are three kids who possess the magical ability to shrink in size in order to explore microscopic environments.
- Animals Close Up explores various aspects of animal life. Kids meet the animals first-hand and conduct on-the-spot interviews with zoologists and experts on animal behaviour.
- Tomorrow Today looks at the future from a kid's point-of-view, brings children into working laboratories.
- Real Kids features young people who are actively involved in trying to improve their environment. These are kids who are not afraid to try. Real Kids nurtures the idea that individuals of any age can make a difference.
- You and Your Body: kids learn about themselves with the aid of a wise and witty skeleton named Bonapart.
- Bonapart shares his enthusiasm for individual action on behalf of the environment.
- Dr. Zed explores the connections between nature and science and shows kids exciting experiments.
- The Hoot Club kids set up and work through a project, solving production/performance problems, experimenting with materials, interacting with their community and environment.
This series was based on OWL magazine.
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