MUTANT MINERS is the continuing story of the Street family as they navigate life.
Randy Street, geologist and mining engineer with an additional MS in environmental science.
Dr. Rebecca Street, environmental scientist, went to law school to better argue her points of view.
Theresa & Antoinette (Terri & Toni) 14 year old twins who believe that life is not fair with a couple of brainiacs for parents and a loser little brother. Why would anyone camp in the desert, count tortoises and eat caned beans when there are perfectly good hotels with room service 20 miles away.
Brandon 12 year old boy, reads all of the plaques everywhere. Not necessarily because he’s interested in the plaque, but rather so he can find a way to challenge it. Likes pretty much everything……except his sisters.
The first episode opens with the family in turmoil and the parents coming to the decision that the family will take a couple of weeks to go and explore the area where Randy has a job offer from a multinational mining corporation in one of the historic mining districts of central Nevada.
Not only will it hopefully re-ground the family, it is a good opportunity for Randy because, as he recalls, they have/had some relatives in the area.
Overall, it should be a welcome change from the fast paced hassles of DC politics and people.
Written to be both educational and entertaining, MUTANT MINERS is a ground breaking new tween series designed around an “Environomy” theme. That is to say, “An environmentally balanced and developed plan, responsibly based around the economic needs of the population.”
An example may be the California Condor, an animal whose time may have realistically passed and yet according to sources ranging from the “California Condor Project” website to the AAAS website, 35-45 million dollars was spent between 1987 and 2007 on saving these birds from extinction. With an additional 5 million per year spent on “monitoring, feeding, breeding and protecting” the birds.
Starting with a group of about two dozen birds in 1987, there are now approximately 300, 150 in captivity and another 150 that have been released into the wild (those in the wild have an apparent mortality rate of approximately 10% per annum).
That’s roughly 7 million dollars per year.
$23,333 per bird.
Is it worth it?