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Ask the Planet

by The Missoula Coyote Choir & Friends

This award-winning children's music joyously connects young people to nature & nurtures a sense of awe for the environment. Teaching guides are available to accompany each song.
Genre: Folk: Children's Folk
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1. Get Out
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2. I Want to Be Like a Tree
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3. Ask the Planet
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4. Keep Our Cool
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5. School of the Wild
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6. Riddle
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7. Take Care
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8. Wise Like You
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9. The Great Tv Rebellion
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10. No Such Thing As Garbage
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11. Thanks
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12. Do I Belong Here
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13. Start From Here
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14. What Kind of Animal Are You
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15. Punk Get Out
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16. What's Biomimicry
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17. We Are Not Alone
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18. Outside Get Out
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
About the Project
The music and lyrics in this album are designed to reconnect children to nature, create a sense of awe for the environment and teach them about the concept of biomimicry. Educators have long called for more creative and palatable approaches to raising awareness about environmental problems. Given the reality of the current ecological crisis, it is challenging to develop the emotional connection to the natural world that creates caring without instilling fear or hopelessness. Today’s children need positive solutions and realistic tools, such as biomimicry, to address the environmental challenges that they will grow up with, and this album will help to inspire and motivate them to make a difference. The album can be used as an educational tool in both formal and non-formal educational settings. Teaching guides for each song are available on our website.

Awards and Recognition
Creative Child Magazine – Preferred Choice Award (selected by a panel of over 100 moms and educators)
2009 iParenting Media Best Product Award
2009 Parents’ Choice Award


Executive Producer: Bryony Schwan & The Biomimicry Institute
Produced by: Allison Miller & Amy Martin
Project Coordination: Cindy Gilbert
All songs written by: Amy Martin
Recording engineer: Michael Bongiorno
Assistant engineer: Jon Miller
Mixed by: Todd Sickafoose at Earycanal
Mastered by: Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Illustrations: Emily Harrington

The Missoula Coyote Choir is:
Winnie Lohof, Rosie Cerquone, Riley Slayden, Pema Baldwin, Megan Cady, Lance Fisher, Kessa Juda-Nelson, Katy Clay, Katie Reagan, Katie Kendall, Josh Hoskinson, Grace Slayden, Dylan Yonce, Cameron Kia Weix, Caleb Anderson, Ari Aagaard-Shively, Abby Krebsbach. The Missoula Coyote Choir was founded by Amy Martin in the summer of 2007. Ranging in age from 7 to 12 years old, the group strives to raise ecological awareness and build community through music.

Guest Vocals:
Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Erin McKeown, Laura Love, Bill Harley, Bill Sims, Jr.

What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry is the process of learning from and then emulating Nature’s genius to create more sustainable designs. It’s studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell or studying an electric eel to make a better battery. “Biomimicry introduces an era based not on what we can extract from the natural world, but what we can learn from it.” Janine Benyus, author Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

The Biomimicry Institute:
The Biomimicry Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and growing the global community of people learning from, emulating, and conserving life’s genius to create a healthier and more sustainable planet.

Lyrics & music © 2007 Amy Martin ℗ 2009 The Biomimicry Institute

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Jayme Cellitioci

Ask the Planet
Some of my very favorite artists singing about an incredibly important and inspiring subject! Beautiful artwork to pull it all together. My favorite song is "Wise Like You." The children's choir adds an authenticity to the messages in the songs. I don't have children yet, but I bought and really enjoy the CD.
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michelle m


We love Coyotee Choir! Seeing them perform is always a priority for First Night. We bought the cd and my kids are always asking to listen to it, especially The Great TV Rebellion.
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alex

ask the planet
i love it and breanna comings is in my claas
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Jacob Corvidae

A surprise hit
I picked up several copies of this album, because I thought the idea was cool and wanted to support it. I was concerned it would be over-the-top earnest. The truth is that the album IS pretty over-the-top earnest -- but that's perfectly appropriate for a kids album. What works so well is that this album is really fun! The guest artists liven up the timbre of the songs a lot, and the pleasure and joy shines through a lot of the songs. Many kids are probably like mine: being able to hop about to their favorite songs instead of listening to it through as album is what gave this album the time to take hold and never stop winning them over. But from the Cockburn song to Erin McKeown's, there's a lot here to keep the eco-freak adult engaged as well.
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