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The Award-Winning Curious Kids

WGCU Public Media premiered Curious Kids in the spring of 2011. As the only public broadcasting TV program in Florida starring kids and for kids, Curious Kids quickly became a big hit in Southwest Florida. WGCU has produced 14 Curious Kids programs featuring more than 140 segments highlighting My Self… healthy eating, exercise and self-esteem; My Backyard.. the world of Southwest Florida from and environmental and historical perspective; and My World… exploring the people, places and ecology of Southwest Florida and discovering characteristics shared with countries across the world. Under the direction of international children’s educator /singer/songwriter, Rosie Emery, dozens of kids from Southwest Florida have starred in this award-winning program.

Rosie Emery

Rosie is quick to say that the stars of the show are the kids and the supporting cast and all the great people from throughout Southwest Florida who are featured in the programs. Rosie was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but moved to England with her parents when she was 4 years old. Growing up in the legendary Sherwood Forest, she was passionate about animals and nature and was lucky enough to have several pets including a pony called Snibits, whom she would ride for hours at a time, exploring the beautiful countryside around her home. There is a beautiful 500 year old oak tree in Sherwood Forest, which is where Robin Hood is said to have hidden from the Sheriff of Nottingham! The tree is hollow inside and as a child, Rosie would hang out inside the tree, dreaming of all the events the tree had witnessed.

Curious about the cast of the Curious Kids? Click here to learn about the kids from Southwest Florida who starred in the show’s last two seasons.

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We’re proud to announce that Curious Kids has won a 2015 Suncoast EMMY® for the segment “What is a Watershed?”

The Director of Hardee County Outdoor Classroom, Kayton Nedza meets up with Jaden, Natalie and Nicole on the banks of the Peace River to help them better understand what a watershed is, where it begins and where it ends. Andrew and Sierra head down to Bunche Beach in Fort Myers to meet Educator Susie Hassett and a team of Lee County student volunteers. They meet some of the marine animals that are dependent on a healthy estuary and learn what needs to be done to help keep the water clean.

CONGRATS TO THE CAST: Nicole, Natalie, Jaden, Sierra, Jamie and Andrew
Writer/Producer Rosie Emery; Videographer/Editor Corey Morrison; Videographer Tim Kenney; Editors Brian Price, Antonio Rodriguez; Creative Director Susanna Wohlpart; Production Manager Sheri Coleman; Production Assistant Adam Tardif; Executive Producer Barbara Linstrom Produced in partnership with Maran Hilgendorf, CHNEP.

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