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A Year on Earth

A Year on Earth

Spring 2007 Television
Ages: 11 - 16 yrs.
Network: Discovery Kids Channel
Show Description:
A Year on Earth chronicles the story of three American teens—Jamie, Arsen, and Tyler—as they trade a year of school to travel and to study pressing environmental issues. From Botswana’s Okavango Delta to Sri Lanka, the teens work side by side with Earthwatch scientists to gather evidence of global warming, deforestation, coral reef degradation, and species on the verge of extinction. Their assignments are as varied as their locations: measuring and banding pink flamingoes in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley; wrangling dangerous crocs in Botswana; and tracking giant sea turtles in Costa Rica. Jamie, Arsen, and Tyler are determined to make a world of difference, understanding that solutions to important environmental issues start with the power of one, individual action.


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