Happy Father's Day! Our present to you: two suggestions of kids' music with the theme of natural history and science. Our journal isn't officially promoting these artists or anything, we just think dads deserve to listen to some variety (Baby Beluga is fine ... the first hundred times).
1. ACORN: THE NATURE NUT
If you grew up in Canada and are now in your 30's, you probably remember The Nature Nut's kids' TV series. John Acorn is an Alberta naturalist, a lecturer at the University of Alberta's Biology Dept., author of numerous wildlife guides, and a general nut about nature. Insects are his main love. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform some of his songs about butterflies at the International Butterfly Conference in Edmonton a few years ago - it was awesome. You can buy his two CDs for $19.95 each.
2. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: HERE COMES SCIENCE
Each track celebrates and explains different aspects of science (e.g., My Brother the Ape). It's pretty awesome. If you've never heard They Might Be Giants, they have a similar sound as Barenaked Ladies in my opinion.
Any other suggestions? Leave them in the comments for the benefit of naturalist parents everywhere (including me - I'm craving a bit of music diversity right now).