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Natural Connections - Edited version


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 46 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

This outstanding program makes effective use of interviews with well-spoken scientists, beautiful photography, top quality graphics, and original music to underline the importance of maintaining biodiversity, if we as a species want to survive and thrive on our home planet. The program introduces the basic concepts of biodiversity, and takes a close-up look at salmon, rainforests, and marine ecosystems as examples. Amongst those interviewed are Harvard's Edward O. Wilson, known as the “father of biodiversity”; Dr. Robert Paine, who coined the phrase “keystone species”; and forester Dr. Jerry Franklin. Many programs call for us all to consume less in order to leave enough room for other species, on whom ultimately our survival depends. Few do it so effectively and positively.

Awards: 5 Emmy Awards; Gold Hugo, Chicago International Television Competition; Best of Category, Best Educational Value, Best Scientific Content and Best Conservation Message, International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula; UNESCO Silver Medal, The New York Festivals; Best of Category, EarthVision Environmental Film & Video Festival; Best Graphic Design, International Monitor Awards; Bronze Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America

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