Biology


Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5 30 min.

Focusing on endangered species, Part Five in the Saving My Tomorrow series highlights stories about animals in danger of becoming extinct, alongside scenes with kids who are working to protect the natural world around them – from the planting of oysters and banding birds to recycling. Also featured are readings and performances by Laura Dern, Stephin Merritt and They Might Be Giants, along with a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Saving My Tomorrow: Part 6—Kids Love The Earth 30 min.

The final installment in the acclaimed series includes stories about the importance of youth activism and the difference kids can make. Featuring young people dedicated to making the earth a cleaner place, the show explores issues ranging from fracking and water pollution to the benefits of local food and reducing our carbon footprints. Also featured are readings and performances by Audra McDonald...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Desert Heartlands 51 min.

Travel from the cold deserts of Nevada to the giant cactus-studded lands of Arizona and the scorching Mojave Desert in California. Discover how some of America’s most iconic animals like mustangs and coyotes have learned to survive.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The High Country 51 min.

The High Country is the land of grizzly bears and giant trees, of frigid winters and scorching summers, of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever. From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada, in this land of extreme seasons survival demands endurance. It’s all about taking what you need to stay alive by whatever means, from parasitic plants to thieving black bears, and tenacious pikas to battling bison.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Restless Shores 50 min.

Tectonic forces shape all life here, creating stunning landscapes like the San Andreas Fault reaching all the way north to the Pacific coast. Meanwhile elephant seals battle it out for mates, grey whales form a unique friendship with a small community of people and gulf grunion fish race ashore to spawn in their millions.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Wild West 150 min.

A legendary land known for its scorching hot deserts, red rock canyons, giant snow-capped mountains, and rugged shorelines. Welcome to the Wild West, home to a vibrant cast of tricksters, pioneers and outlaws, from the shrewd coyote to the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale to the spirited mustang. This series explores this fascinating area of North America—the canyonlands, the high country...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Best of Big Blue Live 56 min.

Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in Monterey Bay, California, to view its once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

9 Months That Made You 165 min.

Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature. Using the latest research and advances in medicine, we can reveal this hidden world in forensic detail. Zeroing in on milestones along the road to creation--where critical events can change...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Final Countdown: 9 Months That Made You 56 min.

Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

The First 8 Weeks: 9 Months That Made You 56 min.

Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016