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Papa Bear takes Baby Bear, Elmo and Zoe on a hike in Bear National Park so that they may earn a Bear Scout badge by spotting a Blue-Feathered Swallowing Swallow. Along the way, they learn about the beauty of nature and how best to take care of the Earth from the help of Park Ranger Squirrel.
| ||Papa Bear takes Bear Scouts Elmo, Zoe and Baby Bear to Bear National Park so they can earn their Birdwatching Badge and become Grizzly Scouts. The bird they're after is the elusive Blue-Feathered Swallowing Swallow. As they enter, they take in the beautiful scenery.|
| ||As the group heads off through the park, the Blue-Feathered Swallowing Swallow appears behind a stump.|
| || A class goes on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Roseanne gives them a tour.|
(EKA: Episode 2944)
| ||Baby Bear finishes up his snack, then throws his wrapper on the ground. Suddenly, a figure wooshes by them. He reveals himself to be Park Ranger Squirrel and reminds Baby Bear of the park policy of not littering. Baby Bear tries justifying himself, claiming one piece of trash isn't likely to do any damage. Park Ranger Squirrel turns their attention to a nearby spot completely covered with litter from people who thought the same. They all vow to help clean up the mess.|
| || Noodles and Nedd eat lots of chocolates, but they don't litter.|
(EKA: Episode 3698)
Intro and closing title cards cut
| || Global Thingy|
The globe wanders into the littered, polluted city, and his pals help clean it up.
(EKA: Episode 4060)
Intro and closing cut
| ||As they collect trash, Park Ranger Squirrel points out that most of the trash they have shouldn't be thrown out, but put in the recycling bins so they can be used again. The Blue-Feather Swallowing Swallow makes a deposit as well (still unnoticed).|
| || "Recycling Blues"|
(EKA: Episode 3116)
| || How paper is recycled|
(First: Episode 2627)
Closing shot replaced and some graphics erased
| || Three mayonnaise jars follow three different paths after they leave the factory.|
(EKA: Episode 2822)
| ||The group rests while Baby Bear decides to make a drawing of the trees. Elmo then tells a joke about trees and dogs, using the "bark" pun. Baby Bear messes up his drawing and is about to start over on a new sheet, when Park Ranger Squirrel appears again to advise him to reuse the same paper, but on the other side, so they can save the trees Baby Bear is drawing. Baby Bear then reuses Elmo's joke. The Blue-Feathered Swallowing Swallow cracks up from a tree above.|
| || "Once is Not Enough"|
(EKA: Episode 2921)
| || A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.|
(EKA: Episode 3094)
| || "Box City Recycling Rap"|
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
"Recycle" vocals replaced with "Reuse it!"
| ||Everyone tries to attract the bird by making it's trademark call: "Tweet tweet gulp!" Elmo gets thirsty and heads for the water fountain. He takes joy in watching the water go down the drain, until Park Ranger Squirrel appears again. However, they already know he's wasting water and they need to converse water. They then hear "Tweet tweet gulp!' nearby. But, they find it's only a rabbit who pronounces her Rs like Ws and thinks the water is a "treat".|
| ||Baby Bear vows he won't be fooled by the "wascally wabbit" again (noticing his own speech impediment). The Swallowing Swallow makes his call from behind the stump, but Baby Bear thinks it's the rabbit again and leaves.|
| || "Don't Waste Water" |
(EKA: Episode 2900)
| || A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity. |
(EKA: Episode 2943)
| || || Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.|
(EKA: Episode 3134)
| ||The scouts all gather around a pond and note how beautiful the park is and want the rest of the world to be the same. Papa Bear points out the solution is in the pond. The kids look and see their own reflections, meaning it's up to them to keep the Earth clean. They all sing "Picture a World", and the Swallowing Swallow appears in a tree above, nodding in agreement.|
| || Big Bird sings "What a Gift." |
(First: Episode 2884)
| ||The day is almost over and they still haven't found the Swallowing Swallow. But, Papa Bear gives them a badge in lieu: the Love the Earth badge. Park Ranger Squirrel appears again to say goodbye and also to show off his Bear Scout badges (which also includes the Love the Earth badge). As they head out, they spot the Swallow nonchalantly walking past them and head after it.|
| || Jill Scott sings "We Are All Earthings."|
(First: Episode 3981)
Closing shot replaced with a shot of the Earth
| || A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.|
(EKA: Episode 2940)
Edited, played during the credits
- As of April 2010, this video is currently available to purchase in the iTunes Store.
- Written by Christine Ferraro
- Directed by Victor Di Napoli
- Starring The Muppets of Sesame Street
- With Muppet Performers: Rickey Boyd, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Paul McGinnis, Matt Vogel
- Jim Henson's Creatue Shop Puppet Workshop Crew: Jason Weber, Connie Peterson, Rollie Krewson, Marc Borders, Chelsea Carter, Andrea Detwiler, Taylor Harrison, Michelle Hickey, Polly Smith