The 5th-Grade Futurists

The 5th-Grade Futurists

By Grayson McKinney
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A podcast created by 5th-grade students from Troy, Michigan about our global goals for a better future.
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A podcast created by 5th-grade students from Troy, Michigan about our global goals for a better future.
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The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 012
Circuses must STOP animal cruelty now. Here in Michigan, the United States, and the world. Listen to these 5th graders explain why. Episode cover art by Olivia C.
07:18
June 5, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 011
Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? In this episode, our 5th-grade Futurists will explain how they got their start, and how you can too!
04:52
March 25, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 010
It's Shark Week in Room 14! For the Fifth-Grade Futurists 10th episode, we take on the topic of sharks: friend or foe? Do we have more to fear from them, or them from us? You be the judge after listening to Evan, Owen, and Faith explain why they think these apex predators are nothing more than cute and cuddly critters!
04:34
March 19, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 009
Today, the fifth grade futurists will take you on a journey below the sea... Well, at least to Sea World.... And there, they will share with you their opinion on whether or not Orca Whales should be kept in captivity and forced to entertain us. Spoiler alert! They don't think that they should. Listen to find out about the united nations' global goals for a better future, specifically looking at life below water and learn about the conditions that our gentle giant friends are forced to endure.
05:56
March 12, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 008
From poisoning and injuring marine life to harming human health, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. In episode 008, we'll learn about how we can and should be innovating the way we use single-use plastic bags from 5th-grade experts Eric, Chloe, and Ellison.
04:21
March 4, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 007
In this latest episode of The 5th-Grade Futurists, you'll hear a creative take on the traditional classroom podcast. Instead of a scripted conversation, you'll hear Ryan, Roberto, and Ekaansh debate off the cuff about the impact of plastics on the environment, and the alternatives that may usher in a better future!
14:20
February 25, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 006
The latest episode of The 5th-Grade Futurists includes passionate interviews with Chase, Saanvi, Olivia, and Colin. They will be discussing zoos and the potential harm that they can cause. It will make you rethink your next family outing for sure!
03:26
February 18, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 005
In episode 005, we'll learn about how we can save the animals we love such as tigers, otters, and blue macaws, by preserving life on land. Our 5th-grade experts featured in this episode are Colin, Ellison, Chloe, and Chase. 
04:09
February 11, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 004
In today's episode, you will hear 5th-grade students who were asked to research a topic close to their heart, and become an advocate for change through their agency. In episode 004, we'll hear from Michael, Van, and Faith, who have done some research into the UN's global goals for sustainable development surrounding health and well-being.
04:05
February 4, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 003
In today's episode, you will hear 5th-grade students talking about the issues that they care most deeply about, and the things that they want to take action on in order to make the world a better place. In episode 003, we'll catch up with Ashwin, Ryan, Saanvi, and Ekaansh as they advocate for the 11th, 13th, and 17th global goals: Making cities inclusive, safe, and sustainable as well as taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
04:57
January 25, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 002
In episode 002, we'll check in with Olivia, Evan, Owen, and Ben, as they discuss threats that are facing many of Earth's animals, above and below the water. 
10:52
January 14, 2019
The Fifth-Grade Futurists: Episode 001
In this episode, you will hear from 5th-graders Eric, Roberto, Emma, and Olivia, explaining why the world needs to secure a quality education for all, while ridding itself of gender discrimination and poverty.
04:14
January 9, 2019
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