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Fire Up Your Brain Neurons With Summer of Science

Gear up for KCTS 9’s Summer of Science with two new series and an exciting lineup from NOVA, including new episodes. Viewers can travel on safari with Operation Wild, dive into the ocean in Life on the Reef, and even rocket off into space with NOVA. Wherever your scientific destination may be this summer, KCTS 9 has you covered.

KCTS 9’s Summer of Science kicks off on July 1 at 8pm with the premiere of Operation Wild.


Start off your summer right, by spending Wednesday evenings traveling around the world with Operation Wild. Test the boundaries and entice radical thinking as you jet off to some of the most remote places on Earth. Discover new medical techniques and be inspired by veterinarians with a dedication to transforming animals’ lives. Operation Wild premieres at 5pm on July 1.

What to Expect
Join veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to help save animals’ lives. Find out how pioneering human medicine is transforming ways to look after animals in some of the most remote places on Earth. Witness dramatic stories of ingenuity, invention and dedication.


Aquatic aficionados can explore the seas on Wednesday evenings with Life on the Reef. Take a deep breath and dive right into this three-part series showcasing new ways of understanding the Great Barrier Reef. Life on the Reef premieres at 8pm on July 22.

What to Expect
From the coral cays of the outer reef to the Islands of the Torres Strait, the reef's human residents work to find that critical balance between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world. The series presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia’s greatest natural icon, seen through the eyes of those who live, work and play in this natural wonderland.


Suit up for nuclear meltdowns, demystify dwarf planets, figure out how planes vanish, and prepare to get eye-to-eye with a great white shark on the hunt. These four high-energy episodes will keep your adrenaline pumping through the whole month of July. Watch NOVA on Wednesdays at 10pm, July 8-22.

Blog post authored by Nikki Torres Garcia, KCTS 9 Social Media Intern.


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