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The Zula Patrol is a CGI animated television series aimed at preschoolers to 2nd Graders that started airing on public television stations (most of them affiliated with PBS) in 2005 and ran on Qubo every so often. It also aired on Christian TV channel Smile TV. Created by Deb Manchester in 2005. This series was designed to entertain while promoting an understanding of science and astronomy through engaging character-driven stories, which focus on specific educational science learning objectives. In every episode, the characters demonstrate inquiry-based learning and critical thinking skills. They also model inquisitiveness, observation, self-reflection, and social experiences that encourage collaboration, teamwork, and excitement for scientific exploration and problem-solving.

Premise

In THE ZULA PATROL, a group of animated aliens travels the galaxies to learn new and exciting things about science and space exploration. The series, targeted to pre-kindergarteners through third-graders, delivers both astronomy-based science education (orbits, eclipses, moon phases, asteroids, comets, gravity), as well as character-building lessons. The Zula Patrol, stationed in the far reaches of outer space on the bright orange planet Zula. The group, always on the lookout for the villain Dark Truder & his toupee-wearing sidekick Traxie, includes Bula, the fearless captain, and intrepid explorer; his co-pilot Zeeter, a wild space jockey in her own right; Multo, an intergalactic absent-minded professor; Gorga, a loyal puppy-sized pet with amazing transformative abilities, and Wizzy & Wigg, a cosmic pair of flying dictionaries. THE ZULA PATROL provides a dynamic, focused, and fun learning experience for children while encouraging them to think innovatively and approach problems evenhandedly.

Gallery

  • The Zula Patrol/Gallery

Episode Guide

  • The Zula Patrol/Episode Guide

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