Friday, October 24, 2014

Free iOS App Today: Musical Paint for Kids

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/musical-paint-for-kids/id577535521?mt=8

"I love it! It makes music!" -Charlie, age 5

"Musical Paint is a free exploration art app for kids. Designed thoughtfully to inspire kids to create both realistic works of art and creative painting with musical tones." -Kindertown.com

"The app gives kids a feel for an art museum and then puts them center stage as the artist!" -bestappsforkids.org

"An excellent multi sensory experience for children with special needs." -AppAbled.com


Musical Paint is a creative app that gives kids the power to paint music! Designed for children ages 8 and under, this developmentally appropriate, open-ended app allows for endless creative possibilities!

-Multi-sensory (as you paint, you produce musical notes)
-Lovable characters
-Easy to use
-Customizable save and share features
-"Grown-up" section with Common Core lesson plans
-Tested by kids, parents, and teachers

Free iOS App Today: Numbers and Counting Match Games for Kids with Skills: The Best Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Common Core Early Math, Learning and Matching Card Activity Games for Boys and Girls

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moms-with-apps/id698018772?mt=8

Number recognition and learning to count has never been more fun and intuitive! 

With "Show Me" and "Peek" features, play comes easy even for young learners.

This app adheres to Common Core Standards for kindergarten math and was designed by parents and teachers. 

NUMBERS IDENTIFICATION: 
• Match numbers to numbers 
• Match numbers to the group with the same number of items 
• Hear the numbers as you touch them 
• Discover new numbers, designs and layouts as you play 

COUNTING: 
• Count items and match them to their number 
• Match picture cards with the same number of items 
• Pop balloons and hear them count 
• "Show Me" option keeps cards face up for easier play 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES: 
• Items, numbers and instructions are professionally narrated 
• Hints and options allow you to customize difficulty 
• Players are rewarded with balloon popping and positive encouragement 
• Parental controls: Turn off sounds, music, purchases and links to our other apps 
• We do not collect personal information from our users. 

BONUS FEATURES:
• Picture match an even more games to discover! 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4 
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4a 
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4b 
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4c 
• CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5 

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Eggroll Games builds interactive toys that promote learning and engage children through colorful interactivity without confusing buttons or menus. 


Free iOS App Today: Grandma Loves Bugs

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grandma-loves-bugs/id666526099?mt=8

Grandma Loves Bugs is on sale for FREE to celebrate Halloween!

Learn all about bugs with Grandma! This adventurous Grandma needs help identifying bugs, coloring butterflies, catching fireflies, spelling buggy words, matching letters on bees and flowers, building a spider web, and even finding a bug in her hair! Includes 10 mini-games and 8 instructional videos for ages 5 and under.

Parents, teachers, and kids are raving about Grandma Loves Bugs. Find out why!

TEN ACTION-PACKED MINI-GAMES!

1. Spot the Difference. One of those bugs is missing antennae... can you spot the one that is different?
2. Magic Coloring. Oops! That’s not the right color! Can you color it?
3. Letter Match. Send the bee to the right flower by matching upper and lower case letters.
4. Bug Spelling. Can you spell the word “wings”? Start with the first letter in the word!
5. Counting Fireflies. Can you put 8 fireflies into the jar? Be quick, they’re fast!
6. Number Groups. Which jar has 5 bugs?
7. Identify Bugs. Which one is the grasshopper?
8. Feed Baby Bird. Catch the bugs from mama’s beak to feed the baby bird!
9. Bug Matching. Touch a leaf to see what’s behind it. Can you match the bugs?
10. Build a Spider Web. Build a web and then test to see how many flies it will catch!

FEATURES:

+ Ten educational mini-games.
+ Eight narrated videos of real bugs in nature.
+ Fun interactive add-ins: find bug on Grandma, caterpillar eats leaves, bug under magnifying glass.
+ Colorful graphics, professional-quality music, sound effects, and voices.
+ Dancing, animated Grandma!
+ Adult can select which mini-games are active.
+ Developed by an Educational Psychologist and parents. Tested by children.

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT:

+ Nature awareness (e.g. bug identification, bug anatomy, bug behavior, bugs as food for birds)
+ Colors: orange, brown, red, green, yellow, black, blue, pink
+ Numbers (counting, quantities, numeral recognition): 1-10
+ Observation skills (spot the difference)
+ Letters: upper and lower case letters A-Z
+ Memory: reveal bugs behind leaves and match each pair from memory
+ Problem solving: build a spider web that will catch all 10 flies
+ Vocabulary: butterfly, snail, spider, worm, ladybug, beetle, firefly, grasshopper, mosquito, dragonfly, moth, bumblebee, praying mantis, wasp, honeycomb, magnifying glass, ant, flea, tick, web, hive, shell, leaf, antenna, soil, abdomen, segments, and many other nature words.


Free iOS Apps Today: Children's Books

Goodnight Safarihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodnight-safari/id491398092?mt=8

  • Children are at the center of the story as they help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight. Simple vocabulary and intuitive interactivity will engage young children while building their comfort with nighttime preparations. A perfect bedtime or storytime accompaniment for young children.  In-app purchase of Activities Pack 1 - $1.99

  • Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime is a magical book. Play with Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, Three Blind Mice and other classic nursery rhyme characters.

  • Create Your Own Books On your iPad, in Print or in e-Book Format! bookPress, the best book making app on iPad, allows anyone to create a storybook, cookbook, photo book, children’s book, yearbook, or textbook in minutes. With bookPress, you can share your book or pages with your family and friends using email, Twitter, Facebook, or just save it in iBook. You can also turn it into a lasting keepsake book in print. The final copy looks just like a gorgeous book from bookstore!
Holiday Countdown ~ 3D Interactive Sticker Bookhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday-countdown-3d-interactive/id705986155?mt=8

  • Get into the festive spirit with Holiday Countdown, a free 3D pop-up app. Bring the holidays to life with all your favourite StoryToys characters. Count down to the holidays with a new scene to create and play with each and every day from 1 December to 25 December - all FREE! 

  • Shout Science! is a comic storybook app for young readers (ages 7-11) about scientists & scientific discovery by Scott Dubois. It consists of three narrative biographies that take place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. The stories both entertain and educate on relevant science and history concepts. Shout Science was designed exclusively for the iPad and combines vertical scrolling panels with ambient animation, interaction, and sound to enhance reading comprehension. Each story also includes a supplemental page of reference images and timelines.

  • Languages: English, 日本人, español, русский, français, Deutsch,  This app definitely has is lovely and entertaining story with cute characters!  You can read or listen to the story about little elephant. He has started adventure to find out why he has such a long trunk. He met with different animals on his way and finds out that.  Kids will love this story and it will become the best bedtime story for them, because we know how to make their dreams colorful and interesting!
Top 80 Classic Books - The free collection of the 80 best classics of all the time - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-80-classic-books-free/id431475095?mt=8


  • This amazing app contains the top 80 classic books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program — Mission 8 to the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC, announce an authentic science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, opportunity for school districts across the U.S. and space station partner nations. The newest flight opportunity, Mission 8 to the International Space Station, or ISS, gives students across a community the ability to design and propose real experiments to fly in low-Earth orbit on the ISS. This opportunity is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, or SSEP.
Each participating community will receive a real microgravity research minilaboratory capable of supporting a single microgravity experiment and all launch services to fly the minilab to the space station in fall 2015 and return it to Earth. An experiment design competition in each community — engaging typically 300+ students — allows student teams to design and propose realexperiments vying for their community′s reserved minilab. Content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science in microgravity and experimental design. Additional SSEP programming leverages the experiment design competition to engage the community, embracing a learning community model for STEM education.
This competition is open to students in grades 5-12 and college. Informal education groups and organizations are also encouraged to participate. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than Nov. 15, 2014. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is available to help interested communities in the U.S. secure the needed funding.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit the SSEP Mission 8 to International Space Station National Announcement of Opportunity at http://ssep.ncesse.org/2014/10/new-flight-opportunity-for-school-districts-announcing-student-spaceflight-experiments-program-ssep-mission-8-to-the-international-space-station-starting-february-2015/.
SSEP is enabled through a strategic partnership with NanoRacks LLC working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a national laboratory. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (http://www.iss-casis.org/) is a national partner on SSEP. To view a list of all SSEP national partners, visit http://ssep.ncesse.org/national-partners/.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email SSEP National Program Director Jeff Goldstein at jeffgoldstein@ncesse.org.

National Institutes of Health Seeking Applications for Serious STEM Games for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences

The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, is seeking applications for funding awards to develop serious science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, games with a focus on biology that address health and medicine questions for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students, pre- and in-service educators or informal education audiences.
Serious games are defined as the use of gaming technology to train, educate and encourage behavioral changes in a virtual world format where progressive learning, feedback on success and user control are combined into an interactive and engaging experience.
Two types of grants are available. Awards will be made via Small Business Innovation Research grants and Small Business Technology Transfer grants. Only United States small business concerns, or SBCs, are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. An SBC is one that, at the time of award of Phase I and Phase II, meets specific requirements. For full details, visit the opportunity website.
The first deadline for applications is Nov. 12, 2014.
For more information regarding these grant opportunities, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/searchguide/related_results.cfm?DocNum=PAR-14-326. Questions should be directed to grantsinfo@nih.gov.

Sally Ride EarthKAM Announces 2014 Fall Mission

Students and educators are invited to participate in Sally Ride EarthKAM this fall. The 2014 fall mission is scheduled to take place Nov. 4-7, 2014. Guide your students in hands-on research as they program a camera aboard the International Space Station to take pictures of specific locations on Earth. The optional online curricula at the Sally Ride EarthKAM website are targeted at middle school students but are adaptable for other grade levels. All students and educators are welcome, including participants in afterschool programs.
For more information and to register for an upcoming mission, visit the Sally Ride EarthKAM home page at https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/.
If you have questions about the EarthKAM project, please email ek-help@earthkam.ucsd.edu.

NASA Virtual University Offers New Course

NASA Education is presenting a free online course for educators who wish to integrate NASA educational lessons and activities into their learning environments. Offered through the NASA Virtual University, the course consists of a series of webinars led by NASA education specialists. Each webinar will be offered twice. The course is free, but you must register to attend.
Mathematics: Algebraic EquationsThis course consists of three weeks of weekly webinars, and is designed to introduce educators to tools for teaching algebraic equations. The first webinar in the series takes place on Nov. 3, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST.
For more information about the course and to register online, visit http://helixtraining.gtpe.gatech.edu/.

Send Your Name on the First Orion Flight and Beyond!

NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.
Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency′s Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4, 2014, on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After a 4½-hour, two-orbit mission around Earth to test Orion′s systems, the spacecraft will travel back through the atmosphere at speeds approaching 20,000 mph and temperatures near 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
But the journey for your name doesn′t end there. After returning to Earth, the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and missions to Mars.
The deadline for receiving a personal “boarding pass″ on Orion′s test flight closes Oct. 31, 2014. The public will have an opportunity to keep submitting names beyond Oct. 31 to be included on future test flights and future NASA missions to Mars.
To submit your name to fly on Orion′s flight test, visit http://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/orion-first-flight/.
Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #JourneyToMars.
For information about Orion and its first flight, visit http://www.nasa.gov/orion.
Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Brandi Dean at brandi.k.dean@nasa.gov.

Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.
High School Space Math
Audience: 
Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 9-12
Event Date: Oct. 28, 2014, at 6 p.m. EDT
Participants will be introduced to NASA resources designed to make the critical linkage between mathematics and science in the high school classroom. Hands-on activities that reinforce mathematics skills will be explored.
The Human Body: Challenges of Living in Space
Audience: 
Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Oct. 29, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Participants will explore the effects of microgravity on the human body and learn how research on the International Space Station relates to people on Earth. An informative and fun inquiry activity for students will also be shared.
LRO: Measuring the Temperature of the Moon
Audience: 
Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-9
Event Date: Oct. 30, 2014, at 6 p.m. EDT
Participants will learn about the Diviner Lunar Radiometer, an instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that measures surface temperatures on the moon. NASA research scientist Dr. Paul O. Hayne will share the latest lunar mission findings and discuss lunar eclipse observations.
Mass vs. Weight: What’s the Big Difference Anyway?
Audience: 
Pre-service and In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8
Event Date: Oct. 30, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Participants will explore the concepts of mass and weight, along with forces and motion, using NASA educational resources including a video filmed aboard the International Space Station.
For more information about these webinars and to register online, visit https://paragon-tec.adobeconnect.com/admin/show-event-catalog.
Questions about this series of webinars should be directed to Clarence Jones at Clarence.F.Jones@NASA.gov.

Celebrate Solar Week — Fall 2014

Interact live with solar scientists during Solar Week, Oct. 27-31, 2014. Solar Week provides a weeklong series of Web-based educational classroom activities and games with a focus on the Sun-Earth connection. Students in grades 5-9 can learn about solar careers, sunspots, solar energy and solar storms through a series of activities, games and lessons.
Solar Week is ideal for students studying the solar system, the stars or astronomy in general. Many lessons are suitable for fun computer lab activities as well. After doing the activities, students can interact on the bulletin board with leading scientists at the forefront of Sun-Earth research. Solar Week is great for learning about our nearest star, the Sun.
To learn more and to register to participate, visit http://www.solarweek.org.
Questions about Solar Week may be emailed to solarweek@solarweek.org.

Free Educational Materials — Space Racers′ Space/STEM Educator Toolkit

Space Racers™ is a new, original animated TV series that provides young children with exposure to key aspects of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, curricula. Produced in collaboration with NASA experts, the series follows a group of talented young spaceship cadets at the Stardust Bay Space Academy. Kids will travel with speedy Eagle, strong Hawk, smart Robyn, brave Starling and competitive Raven as they soar through the solar system learning about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration and the importance of working as a team.
A toolkit filled with lesson plans and activities related to the Space Racers episodes is now available. The toolkit includes a CD-ROM and DVD with lesson plans and activities related to various Space Racers episodes. These resources are ideal for classroom and educator use with students in grades Pre-K through 2.
To request a free copy of the toolkit please send an email to press@spaceracers.org with the following information:
Name
Address
Phone
School Name
Grade Level
Lesson plans can be previewed and downloaded from the “Parents & Educators” section of the Space Racers website at http://spaceracers.org/en/parents-educators.
For more information on Space Racers, go to www.SpaceRacers.org.
Questions about these materials and the Space Racers series should be submitted via http://spaceracers.org/en/parents-educators/contact-us.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Teacher Professional Development Opportunities from NASA

Space Mathematics Series Part 2: Active Math 
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Audience:  In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades 5-9.
Space Mathematics is a two part series designed to introduce educators to some of the resources from NASA education and help them make the critical linkage between Mathematics and Science in the classroom. In Part 2 – Active Math, participants will explore the use of inquiry to reinforce mathematics skills while engaging students with hands on activities.
While this webinar is presented as a part of a series, participation in the other webinar of the series is not required.


Earth System Science Series, Part 2: Remote Sensing
Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades 6-12.
Earth System Science Series is a three part series designed to help teachers explain Earth's natural processes. In Part 2 – Remote Sensing and Technology, participants will look at different tools (Satellites) available to do Remote Sensing not just on planet Earth but also other planets and moons in our Solar System. How scientists used these satellites and missions to study the geological features, weather and climate changes on Earth and remote locations of our Solar System. Participants will also be introduced to online resources and NASA projects related to Remote Sensing.
While this webinar is presented as a part of a series, participation in the other webinar of the series is not required.


K-2 NASA Education Series - Part 2: Art 
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT 
Audience:  In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades K-2. 
K-2 NASA Education Series - Part 2: Art and the Cosmic Connection. This webinar is Part 2 of a three part series designed to guide Elementary teachers (PreK-5) to some of the NASA Elementary Resources. The art segment of the series will look at different lesson plans and teacher guides available as pdf files or interactive websites. The resources are designed to be implemented in the Elementary classroom. NASA has brought together the geology of our solar system and art to create a high interest lesson. Resources will address the NGSS standards as well as Engineering Design and Problem Based Learning.
While this webinar is presented as a part of a series, participation in the other webinars of the series is not required.


K-2 NASA Education Series - Part 3: Science
Event Date: Monday, October 27, 2014 6:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Audience:  In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades K-2. 
K-2 NASA Education Series - Part 3: Science. This webinar is Part 3 of a three part series designed to guide Elementary teachers (PreK-5) to some of the NASA Elementary Resources. The science segment of the series will look at different lesson plans and teacher guides available as pdf files or interactive websites. The resources are designed to be implemented in the Elementary classroom. NASA's educational materials focusing on Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science will be explored. Resources will address the NGSS standards as well as Engineering Design and Problem Based Learning. 
While this webinar is presented as a part of a series, participation in the other webinars of the series is not required.


High School Space Math 
Event Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades 9-12. 
High School Space Math is a presentation designed to introduce High School educators to some of the resources from NASA education and help them make the critical linkage between Mathematics and Science in the classroom. Educators will understand how to utilize NASA unique resources and content to reinforce mathematics skills while engaging students in hands on activities.


The Human Body: Challenges of Living in Space 
Event Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades 5-8. 
Explore the effects of microgravity on the human body. Learn how research on the International Space Station relates to us here on Earth. Understand the detrimental effects that living in space has on the body and why this knowledge is essential for human missions to Mars. During this webinar you will also engage in a informative and fun inquiry activity for students to do in your classroom.


LRO Measuring the Temperature of the Moon
Event Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT
Audience:  In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades 5-9. 
The Diviner Lunar Radiometer instrument featured on the 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is designed to measure surface temperatures on the moon, even during an eclipse! Stay current with lunar content and join NASA Research Scientist, Dr. Paul O. Hayne, to discuss lunar eclipse observations up close and personal. LRO Education Specialist, Andrea Jones, will provide classroom resources for grades 5-9+ educators. Please bring any related science questions to this live session.
Guest Presenters: Dr. Paul O. Hayne, Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory & LRO Education Specialist, Andrea Jones


Mass vs. Weight: What's the Big Difference Anyway? 
Event Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades 5-8. 
Mass and weight have very different meanings and often incorrectly used. This workshop will explore mass and weight, along with forces and motion, utilizing NASA curriculum which integrates education video filmed on-board the International Space Station (ISS) by the astronauts, NASA online resources, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and STEM inquiry activities. Come experience and enjoy this “heavy-duty" topic.


Know Your Earth Series-Part 1: Studying Earth's Changes
Event Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades K-2. 
Know Your Earth Series is a two part series designed to help educators understand NASA’s newest Earth Science Missions and how to utilize their educational resources.
In Part 1: Studying Earth’s Changes, participants will get an overview of Earth Science at NASA and the educational opportunities offered by NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, one of the oldest launch sites in the world located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Planet Earth is an ever-changing world that NASA continues to explore in order for societies to meet the challenges of the future. Join this webinar to learn more about how you can play a part in bringing NASA Earth Mission activities to life within the walls of your classroom.
While this webinar is presented as a part of a series, participation in the other webinars of the series is not required.


Know Your Earth Series-Part 2: From Satellites to Students 
Event Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 4:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Informal, and Home-school Educators, grades K-2. 
Know Your Earth Series is a two part series designed to help educators better understand NASA’s newest Earth Science Missions and how to utilize their educational resources. In Part 2 – From Satellites to Students, participants will receive information from NASA experts on satellite missions including the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellites. Discover various resources and hands-on activities that have been developed to help your students learn about Earth Science and how these missions will benefit society.

While this webinar is presented as a part of a series, participation in the other webinars of the series is not required.

Free iOS App: Ngurrara - Australian Aboriginal Interactive Storybook

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ngurrara-australian-aboriginal/id660560818?mt=8

Ngurrara follows the journeys of three young Australian Aboriginal Ngarluma men as they fish, hunt and carve their own stories. It is set on Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula), home to nearly one million petroglyphs, some over 30,000 years old. As the landscape, the people and culture change over millennia, one thing remains the same, the Ngarluma people 'were always here.'

The app includes:
- 30 pages of illustrations with sound, animation and voice overs
- learn Ngarluma language, with each Ngarluma word individually illustrated and translated into English
- carve your own petroglyph through the rock art carving application

Please spread the word and support the Ngarluma people by adding a review and joining iCampfire.tv

Free iOS App: The West Macs (Geography - Australia)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-west-macs/id418843853?mt=8

Welcome to the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, a world class National Park and home to the Western Arrarnta people of Central Australia. Listen and watch our stories of scenic beauty and history from this ancient landscape and a culture that has existed for many thousands of years