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Subject: Science: Environment

Environmental Studies Series

Environmental Studies Series

This important series offers eye-opening documentaries to enlighten viewers about the importance of understanding and protecting our environment; also to educate and to motivate people to learn about ecology and take steps to preserve our natural treasures. Programs available on 25 or 26 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 25-Disc Set. (2 programs available in Spanish.) For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


America's (Temperate) Rainforest

America's (Temperate) Rainforest

Located in America's Pacific Northwest is one of nature's most rare ecosystems, the temperate rainforest, a place where over 140 inches of rain falls each year. This timely documentary provides an illuminating portrait of this quickly vanishing treasure, which offers important opportunities to protect biodiversity Click for more


America's Tropical Rainforest: El Yunque

America's Tropical Rainforest: El Yunque

The United States' only tropical rainforest, the El Yunque National Forest, is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo Mountains in Puerto Rico, less than an hour's drive from the city of San Juan. Formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest, El Yunque, as it is locally called, is the rainiest of all of Click for more


Ancient Forests

Ancient Forests

Deforestation is a serious problem in temperate forests, such as those found in Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. Clear-cutting of old-growth evergreens can destroy the continuity of the forests, which are vital not only for their role in maintaining biological diversity, but also because of their role in taking Click for more


Climate Change 1: The Arctic Odyssey

Climate Change 1: The Arctic Odyssey

The Arctic is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the planet; its frozen world is one of the last refuges of the unknown land on Earth and the Arctic, as we know it, is, literally, disappearing. Under the threat of global warming, this vast expanse of water and ice, and its inhabitants, are facing unprecedented Click for more


Climate Change 2: Beyond Global Warming

Climate Change 2: Beyond Global Warming

The reality of climate change is now beyond any doubt. The most dramatic upheavals are occurring in the Earth's northern polar regions, where communities there are facing unprecedented changes. This timely documentary, the second of two on climate change, goes beyond the issue of global warming, exploring many of the Click for more


The Ducks and Us

The Ducks and Us

"Highly Recommended. An excellent learning tool that connects the arts, youth, and ecology in an innovative and exciting way to bring an important message about the devastating affects that people food can have on our bird population." -Heidi Narte, Seattle Parks and Recreation
"Highly Recommended. This Click for more


Heron Cove

Heron Cove

John Huston overcame a serious childhood illness that lasted several years to become a Hollywood legend as an actor, screenwriter and director; he won an Oscar directing The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and somehow made time to be involved with documentary films. Confirming his love of nature and the Click for more


How to Help the Environment

How to Help the Environment

"Recommended. This program offers helpful hands-on suggestions for students to actively help the environment." -Science Books & Films
The Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Defense Fund, Earth First!, the Audobon Society, the Nature Conservancy - these are just a few of the excellent organizations Click for more


Aldo Leopold 1: His Life and Thought

Aldo Leopold 1: His Life and Thought

Narrated by Lorne Greene (Bonanza), this classic documentary presents the biography of Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), a renowned scientist, educator, philosopher, scholar and writer, who has been called the "father of wildlife ecology," as well as the "father of wildlife management"; the thoughts and Click for more


Aldo Leopold 2:

Aldo Leopold 2: "A Sand County Almanac"

"If the eco of ecology has literary cornerstones, they are Thoreau's 'Walden,' Marsh's 'Man and Nature,' Carson's 'Silent Spring,' and Leopold's 'A Sand County Almanac.'"-Sierra Club Magazine
"The power of 'A Sand County Almanac' is that it helps us see in so many ways that the land is an organism, a Click for more


Aldo Leopold 1 & 2

Aldo Leopold 1 & 2

A combined version of Aldo Leopold 1 & 2 is available.
Aldo Leopold 1: His Life and Thought
Narrated by Lorne Greene (Bonanza), this classic documentary presents the biography of Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), a renowned scientist, educator, philosopher, scholar and writer, Click for more


Logging Forests: How Much is Enough?

Logging Forests: How Much is Enough?

"Silver Plaque Award" -Chicago IFF
"Highly Recommended. This program looks at a battle in the Tsitka Valley of British Columbia, Canada, where protesters attempt to block the logging of a pre-approved site. Unfortunately, for the loggers, efforts of some protesters often Click for more


Modern Sewage Treatment: Triumph of Technology

Modern Sewage Treatment: Triumph of Technology

Sewage. Not your most popular topic, but certainly an important one; especially since it's created every day, not just by individuals in homes and apartments, but also by institutions, hospitals and commercial and industrial establishments. Fortunately, sewage treatment, or domestic wastewater treatment, is a modern-age Click for more


Moving Beyond Auto America

Moving Beyond Auto America

A classic program ahead of its time, the information in this documentary confirms what most transportation professionals today agree on, that we cannot simply build our way out of urban congestion problems. Here we see highlights of innovative transportation systems, as well as interviews with national experts. Its Click for more


Natural Rhythm

Natural Rhythm

Merit of Honor -Mountain Film Festival
This non-narrated documentary, featuring the award-winning cinematography of Greg Hensley, lets his camera do the "talking" as he captures the rhythm of nature one experiences in visiting many of the United States' most captivating environments, Click for more


A Question of Duty (Animal Conservation)

A Question of Duty (Animal Conservation)

CINE Golden Eagle Award Perugia (President's) Prize -The Italian Film Festival
Today, the term "endangered species" is well understood by even the youngest school child; however, that has not always been the case. It wasn't until the Endangered Species Preservation Act Click for more


Revenge of the Amazon Forest?

Revenge of the Amazon Forest?

"Recommended. This documentary examines the health and disease issues arising in human populations from the current deforestation of the Amazon. According to estimates, almost 30% of the Amazon rain forest will have disappeared by 2010. As a result, there are many mysterious viruses and incurable diseases occurring Click for more


Sojourn Earth

Sojourn Earth

Gold Award -Houston Intl. Film Festival
A unique visual exploration of our planet Earth, this award-winning, eye-opening, Spielberg-like documentary puts audiences of all ages in a position to experience Earth through the eyes of a "visitor" from another world. Just imagine Click for more


Solar Electric Car Primer

Solar Electric Car Primer

"Recommended. An ahead-of-its-time program whose time has arrived." -Science Books & Films
Global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain - all are attributable to the automobile. It is obvious the time has come to find alternative ways to preserve our planet. Solar electric cars are one possible answer, but Click for more


Strip Mining: Territory in Conflict

Strip Mining: Territory in Conflict

Featured Screening Award -NAAEE Festival
Crested Butte, Colorado, is a former coal-mining town whose territory in the Rocky Mountains remains in conflict. This classic documentary takes us back to 1984 when we first meet miners who reflect on their coal mining days before the Click for more


Sylva (A Visit to a Forest)

Sylva (A Visit to a Forest)

Forests. Just how important are they? Frankly, they are essential to sustain life on Earth; we need them to sustain clean air and water, not to mention the shade and shelter they provide, along with the multiple products that are derived from them or the domain they offer the world's wildlife. Unfortunately, all too Click for more


Vietnam's Tram Chim: Pearl of the Mekong

Vietnam's Tram Chim: Pearl of the Mekong

Best of Show -NAAEE F&V Festival
Sacile Prize -Ambiente-Incontri IFF
Conservation Award -Int'l. Wildlife FF

This multi-award winning documentary brings us to the Tram Chim Nature Reserve, which is in the Plain of Reeds, located in the Mekong River Click for more


Watershed Keeper

Watershed Keeper

Gold Apple Award -NEMN Festival
"Recommended. This program is uncommonly good. Gale Ciardi is a self-described "jack of all trades" whose work renders her part scientist, part enforcement officer and part firefighter. She is a fourth generation protector of watersheds who Click for more


Introduction to a Wetlands

Introduction to a Wetlands

"Highly Recommended. This program's clear explanations, illustrated by live-action shots and diagrams where necessary, allow even the novice to grasp the elements of the process of wetland creation; it is certainly suitable for anyone interested in preserving and developing the wetlands in their jurisdiction." Click for more


When a Tree Falls

When a Tree Falls

"Highly Recommended. An outstanding program that underscores the importance of the world's trees." -SECA Review
Trees. We know how vital a natural resource they are and how important they are for the quality of air we breathe; so, obviously, nobody in this age of awareness should want to see the forests Click for more


Wonders of the Pondside Nature Trail

Wonders of the Pondside Nature Trail

Taking a walk in the woods is more than good exercise; it can be a very educational and rewarding experience. In this program, naturalists Paul Layton and Judi Crimmins help us discover the many natural wonders found on the Pondside Nature Trail located near Killens Pond State Park in Felton, Delaware. Click for more





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