Geography


New! Biomes, Ecosystems, and Habitats 6 min.

This brief program gives the viewer an introduction to biomes, ecosystems, and habitats and discusses biotic and abiotic features.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Earth Science 42 min.

This series of short programs looks at different aspects of earth science, including continents, tectonic plates, landforms, biological classification, biomes, ecosystems, and the moon.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 1: Tales of the San Joaquin River 60 min.

As we journey the length of the San Joaquin River, one question will not go away: is it possible that the fate of this one river in the most productive agricultural region in the world, California’s Central Valley, offers a chance to restore the historical balance between nature and the mark of humans on the land.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 2: Tulare - The Phantom Lake 66 min.

What was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River disappeared more than 100 years ago due to water diversion and land reclamation for agriculture. This program visits with a series of people living in and around the old lake bed, raising sometimes unsettling, unresolved questions about what was gained and what was lost in the process.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 3: Water Beneath Our Feet 50 min.

There are only two kinds of water in the world, surface water that comes from the sky and the water beneath our feet, often called “groundwater.” This program examines issues of drought spreading across the earth and questions if is there enough groundwater to balance the needs of our cities and our farms and still preserve the natural world around us.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Part 4: When you Return - The Basketweavers 45 min.

On the land in the foothills above California’s Central Valley, we join Wukchumni basket weavers, Jennifer Malone and her mother, Marie Wilcox, as they gather basket materials and weave baskets with friends and family. Along the way there are lessons to be learned about personal accomplishment, care for the earth, and cultural resilience.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! The Valley and the Lake: Drought, Diversion, Agriculture, and Groundwater in Central California 218 min.

The Valley and the Lake is a four-part film odyssey focused on water issues, conflicts, and hopes in California’s Central Valley, the breadbasket of the world and also the most human-altered landscape on the planet. Directed by Christopher Beaver.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Invisible History: Middle Florida's Hidden Roots 55 min.

The Emmy-nominated historical documentary Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots sheds light on the invisible history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida. With visually compelling imagery, the film explores the history of a people who contributed so much to what the region is today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Arctic Drift 54 min.

Join scientists on the most ambitious Arctic research expedition ever. Facing hungry polar bears, perilous sea ice cracks, and brutal cold, the team strives to understand the forces that are changing the region--and the world--forever.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! Moon 2 min.

This brief program introduces the viewer to basic facts about Earth's moon and explains the moon's cycles.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020