Wilson and Ditch

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Meet Wilson and Ditch, two funny, energetic and talkative gopher brothers, who are in a van – an eco-powered one - and driving around America. Wilson, the older brother, loves learning and teaching facts and reading about each new locale they travel to. He always drives the van while Ditch, the younger more fun-seeking brother who loves to relax and eat, is the permanent passenger. These gopher brothers drive from city to city as tourists who learn the history, "actual facts" (as Wilson calls them), and fun facts of every new location. The brothers also love experiencing the usual touristy stuff as well as the really unusual, obscure, and sometimes just weird sites each city has to offer. Join Wilson and Ditch and DIG AMERICA with them!

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  • Tucson, Arizona

    Travel to Tucson, Arizona with Wilson and Ditch and go to the Saguaro National Park to view huge cacti, and then travel to the Old Tucson Movie Studios where they witness a pretend Old West shootout. Viewers learn that the cacti in the National Park are called saguaros, can grow up to 50 feet tall and can live to be 175 years old.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Seattle, Washington

    Join Wilson and Ditch as they explore the city of Seattle, Washington! The GoBros learn all about the sites in Seattle, including the Space Needle Building, the Museum of Flight, and the Pike Place Market. Viewers learn that the Museum of Flight is home to over 150 planes and even an old Air Force One jet. They also visit the Pike Place Market and meet real Fish Mongers and the life size piggy bank, Rachel!

    Grades: 1-4
  • Chicago, Illinois

    Travel with Wilson and Ditch to the Windy City - Chicago! Viewers learn about the home of the L train, Wrigley Field, and deep dish pizza! Expand learning with the supporting lesson plan.

    Grades: 1-4
  • New York, New York

    Wilson and Ditch hang out in Times Square and talk about subways, taxis, and the Statue of Liberty. The gopher brothers then head to Central Park for some fun. Follow up with the corresponding lesson plan in the support materials.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Wilson and Ditch visit Nashville where they tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and then sing some classics at the Grand Ole Opry! Viewers learn that the Country Music Hall of Fame was built in 2001 and houses pictures of famous country singers and Elvis Presley's car!

    Grades: 1-4
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Join Wilson and Ditch as they head to Philadelphia for an American history lesson as they view Liberty Bell Center, go to Independence Hall, and find out about founding father, Ben Franklin. Viewers learn about the official start of America as a country and the key people and events involved in that process.

    Grades: 1-4
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona

    Wilson and Ditch visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona. They learn about the world’s deepest hole and are blown away by the view, especially when they go onto a Skywalk that hangs over the Canyon. Viewers learn that the Grand Canyon, a national park, is 1 mile deep, 4-18 miles across, and 217 miles long and has the Colorado River running through.

    Grades: 1-4
  • San Francisco, California

    Head to San Francisco, California with Wilson and Ditch and check out San Francisco Bay, learn about Alcatraz Island, marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge, and take a ferry ride to Angel Island. Viewers learn that San Francisco, named in 1847, grew in size due to the Gold Rush. They also learn that it is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, which is 8981 feet long and 746 feet high and was built between 1933 and 1937!

    Grades: 1-4
  • Flathead Valley, Montana

    Wilson and Ditch are honored as the first gophers to become National Park Junior Rangers at Glacier National Park. The GoBros teach viewers all about the state of Montana and head to the Montana County Fair and see prize-winning animals, a pig auction, and a horse race! Viewers learn that Montana has many lakes, over fifty rivers, and eight national parks!

    Grades: 1-4
  • Rapid City, South Dakota

    Travel with Wilson and Ditch as they explore Rapid City, South Dakota. They are amazed by the presidential faces carved into Mt. Rushmore, and then visit the Badlands and view prairie dogs and a huge bison. Viewers learn that the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were sculpted into Mt. Rushmore by Gutzon Borglum and are over 60 feet large.

    Grades: 1-4
  • St. Louis, Missouri

    Come along with Wilson and Ditch to St. Louis, Missouri where they view the Gateway Arch before trying to take a ride on a steamboat on the great Mississippi River, which is 2466 miles long and runs through 10 states! Wilson and Ditch teach viewers all about the 630 foot tall and wide Gateway Arch, also known as "The Gateway to the West".

    Grades: 1-4
  • Miami, Florida

    Join Wilson and Ditch as they hang out on a local beach in Miami, Florida, enjoying the sun, soft sand, and surf before going to see an alligator show at a gator rescue farm near the Everglades National Park. Viewers learn that Miami is the largest city in Florida and the 4th largest city in America and because it is the southernmost state on the map and has a close proximity to Cuba, there is a lot of Spanish spoken.

    Grades: 1-4

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