SEASON 40 PRES KIT: ABOUT THE SHOW
MY WORLD IS GREEN AND GROWING.
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To help support children’s innate sense of awe, wonder and curiosity about nature, Season 40 of Sesame Street focuses on nature education, through the lens of scientific investigation. New songs, storylines and animations are designed to stimulate a child’s knowledge and appreciation for the natural environments around them. Kicking off this two-year science initiative, “My World is Green & Growing,” each episode of Sesame Street will feature the nature curriculum in one or more components of the show such as, the street story, a short film, “Murray had a Little Lamb,” “Word on the Street” or “Elmo’s World.” The three main overarching goals of Sesame Street’s environmental focus are to increase positive attitudes towards nature, deepen children’s knowledge about the natural world, and encourage behavior that shows respect and care for the environment. Through these overarching goals, children learn to actively explore and discover the world around them as they become true scientific thinkers and investigators.