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Photo by: Pete Monfre
The Scientists
When 7-year-old Enzo Monfre wanted to make a show about science and nature, his dad grabbed the video camera, and they produced a short clip about a praying mantis ... more 
Photo by: Pete Monfre
The Scientists
When 7-year-old Enzo Monfre wanted to make a show about science and nature, his dad grabbed the video camera, and they produced a short clip about a praying mantis the boy had caught. Five weeks after uploading it to YouTube, Enzo was on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Fast-forward five years and 90 episodes later, Enzoology has been seen by more than 17.5 million viewers and is now syndicated online to classrooms. The program is still shot and edited by Enzo's dad, Pete, while his mom is the creative director, but it's expanded from their Austin, Texas home to location shoots across the U.S.
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For parents, it's oh-too-easy to slip into a routine, follow the leader and forget that there's more than one way to raise healthy, happy children. Not for these moms and dads. Dedicated to marching to the beat of their own drums - sometimes literally - these families each have inspiring projects and unique lifestyles that set them apart from their neighbors. - By Christina Couch



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