Episode 501: Bus of the Future

Original Airdate: 
Monday, September 30, 2013 - Sunday, October 6, 2013
Next Airdate: 
Monday, May 26, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014

The buses of the future...are here now! They are clean and quiet and much more fuel efficient than your regulation diesel bus. They're powered by hydrogen fuel cells and Jalena Hops on board to check them out.

And...Jordan hits the beach in Santa Cruz on a Sunday morning, but she's not there for sun and fun. She's meeting up with teens from the Clean Oceans Club at Sobrato High School to see how they gather Data on beach trash. It's a new scientific protocol developed by the non-profit The Clean Oceans Project. They're working together catalogue, chronicle and raise awareness about plastic trash in our oceans.

Plus...Lizards, snakes, tortoises, exotic birds...cool pets, right? Well...not really. When we think of environmental concerns, we probably don't think about exotic pets. But as Riley finds out at Star Eco Station, most of these critters should have been left in their own environment...for their own good, but also because they are a LOT more trouble than you might think.