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Find out about some of the ways that our reliance on excess packaging can have a negative impact on the environment and what one group of kids is doing to cut down on their use.

Find out about some of the ways that our reliance on excess packaging can have a negative impact on the environment and what one group of kids is doing to cut down on their use.

The University of Adelaide's Jennifer Gardner and Marian McDuie explain how they developed software to measure how much trees contribute to the environment, improving air ...

The University of Adelaide's Jennifer Gardner and Marian McDuie explain how they developed software to measure how much trees contribute to the environment, improving air quality, removing carbon from the atmosphere, and reducing soil erosion.

A group of students participates in National Tree Day, planting trees in their community while we learn about all the things that trees do for us and why they're more ...

A group of students participates in National Tree Day, planting trees in their community while we learn about all the things that trees do for us and why they're more important than we might realize.

Reporter Sowaibah Hanifie reveals how conservationists are using chicken wire structures to give native animals a place to hide from feral animals in the Outback.

Reporter Sowaibah Hanifie reveals how conservationists are using chicken wire structures to give native animals a place to hide from feral animals in the Outback.

When people talk about climate change, it can be a bit confusing as far as what that means and what causes it. The main culprit is greenhouse gases, which occur naturally but ...

When people talk about climate change, it can be a bit confusing as far as what that means and what causes it. The main culprit is greenhouse gases, which occur naturally but due to human involvement, a lot more have been released. What are the consequences and how can we reverse them

Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which ...

Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which some damage is healthy.

Michael Yeo from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia explains how they're helping protect the state's most vulnerable plant species!

Michael Yeo from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia explains how they're helping protect the state's most vulnerable plant species!

Environment Protection Authority Victoria's Ruth explains how air quality monitoring stations assess pollution levels and why their reports are shared with the public.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria's Ruth explains how air quality monitoring stations assess pollution levels and why their reports are shared with the public.

Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we ...

Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we discover the effect this can have on the fish and other sea creatures consuming the microplastic, it becomes clear the impact of this pollution is far reaching and we have a responsibility to make some changes.

The Cane Toad is an introduced animal, meaning that it's not native to Australia, and for this reason it's actually having quite a negative impact on several other animals. ...

The Cane Toad is an introduced animal, meaning that it's not native to Australia, and for this reason it's actually having quite a negative impact on several other animals. Find out how scientists are trying to slow down the negative affects that the cane toad is having on other Australian wildlife.

Stacey gives us all another think about what art is, and how to create it! She talks with Christine Holden, an environmental artist who uses only recycled materials in her ...

Stacey gives us all another think about what art is, and how to create it! She talks with Christine Holden, an environmental artist who uses only recycled materials in her work and especially targets marine debris. Items such as fishing nets, fishing line, lures, sinkers, pieces of thong, tennis balls ... as long as it's safe and nontoxic. We feel part of a classroom experience in which Christine has the young students construct a big sea turtle all to promote environmental awareness and fun!

The Great Barrier Reef is known for its great beauty and is depicted in films like Finding Nemo full of colourful, vibrant ocean life. As we look towards the future, coral ...

The Great Barrier Reef is known for its great beauty and is depicted in films like Finding Nemo full of colourful, vibrant ocean life. As we look towards the future, coral bleaching and other effects of climate change are a real concern and this video addresses them as well as possible solutions for the future.

Mangroves are the home to many different animals and sea creatures and play the crucial role of protecting coastlines against erosion during big storms. Unfortunately, due to ...

Mangroves are the home to many different animals and sea creatures and play the crucial role of protecting coastlines against erosion during big storms. Unfortunately, due to the impact of climate change, mangroves are under threat and as we're taught all of the important roles mangroves play in nature, we also reflect on how important it is to preserve them for the future.

Dr Damien Maher from Southern Cross University reveals the vital role mangroves play in balancing the ocean's ecosystem.

Dr Damien Maher from Southern Cross University reveals the vital role mangroves play in balancing the ocean's ecosystem.

For hundreds of years' scientists have preserved plants in herbariums. Join junior scientist Jayden as he learns how to make his very own.

For hundreds of years' scientists have preserved plants in herbariums. Join junior scientist Jayden as he learns how to make his very own.

Scientists research coral reproduction, known as spawning. Spawning happens at certain times of the year according to the lunar cycle.

Scientists research coral reproduction, known as spawning. Spawning happens at certain times of the year according to the lunar cycle.

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

Today, Alex reports on controlled burns in the bushland. We learn it's a twopronged rejuvenation process to protect our native flora. Disproportionate growth of some tall ...

Today, Alex reports on controlled burns in the bushland. We learn it's a twopronged rejuvenation process to protect our native flora. Disproportionate growth of some tall trees blocks the sunlight needed, while fallen leaves smother new native growth. Burnt down to ash, the forest floor turns to fertile soil!

Talia is passionate about orangutans and wants to protect them but the massive palm oil industry is quickly taking over their home in the rainforest. Find out what she's doing ...

Talia is passionate about orangutans and wants to protect them but the massive palm oil industry is quickly taking over their home in the rainforest. Find out what she's doing to help ensure the orangutans continue to thrive despite losing so much of their home.

Animal keeper Jacob Emerson explains how Seaworld cares for injured seabirds, reveals the kind of objects that humans discard that pose a risk to marine life, and describes ...

Animal keeper Jacob Emerson explains how Seaworld cares for injured seabirds, reveals the kind of objects that humans discard that pose a risk to marine life, and describes some of the successes of the rehab program.

For turtles, gender is decided by the temperature of an egg rather than by genes, which means that turtles are one animal being noticeably effected by climate change. ...

For turtles, gender is decided by the temperature of an egg rather than by genes, which means that turtles are one animal being noticeably effected by climate change. Scientists have noticed an increase in the number of girl turtles being born and are exploring what they can do to slow down this trend and what impact it may have down the line.

Most lizards live solitary lives. But as Associate Professor Mike Gardener explains gidgee skinks prefer the company of others.

Most lizards live solitary lives. But as Associate Professor Mike Gardener explains gidgee skinks prefer the company of others.

Oceans aren't as silent as you might think, they're filled with a whole host of marine murmurings! But that might soon change. Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken and ...

Oceans aren't as silent as you might think, they're filled with a whole host of marine murmurings! But that might soon change. Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken and Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide are studying what affect pollution has on these nautical noises.

Stacey chats with Tom Coughlin, FBA operations manager. She notes that farms hundreds of kilometres inland still affect the sea, and are connected to the Great Barrier Reef. ...

Stacey chats with Tom Coughlin, FBA operations manager. She notes that farms hundreds of kilometres inland still affect the sea, and are connected to the Great Barrier Reef. Tom explains the impact of a herd of cows walking the same track down to the creek, to drink each day. A look into the daily life of farmers Steve, Claire, and their kids practising sustainable farming leaves the viewer with great hopes for the Australian ecology!

Duane Strauss helps build a frog pond and learns they're a good thing to have in your garden, helping to control pests and revive habitats.

Duane Strauss helps build a frog pond and learns they're a good thing to have in your garden, helping to control pests and revive habitats.

Though much of the whaling industry has been shut down by international laws, Japan has found a loophole that allows them to kill whales for research and then sell what's left ...

Though much of the whaling industry has been shut down by international laws, Japan has found a loophole that allows them to kill whales for research and then sell what's left over as food. It's an important industry for the country and the attempt to shut it down has sparked much debate, which this video examines.

Arborist Nick Smith explains why trimming trees in urban areas is important to the health of the plants as well as safety of people living around them, and demonstrates how ...

Arborist Nick Smith explains why trimming trees in urban areas is important to the health of the plants as well as safety of people living around them, and demonstrates how tree surgeons do their job.

Whales and dolphins are some of the most interesting creatures on the planet. But when they die, they often wash up along our coast. And when that happens, Catherine Kemper ...

Whales and dolphins are some of the most interesting creatures on the planet. But when they die, they often wash up along our coast. And when that happens, Catherine Kemper from the South Australian Museum gets the call!

Jupiter's 'great red spot' is a huge storm that has raged for hundreds of years, while the usually calm Saturn can suddenly erupt in storms more violent than anything in the ...

Jupiter's 'great red spot' is a huge storm that has raged for hundreds of years, while the usually calm Saturn can suddenly erupt in storms more violent than anything in the solar system.

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how salmon returning to rivers help both bears and the forest store nutrient for winter.

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how salmon returning to rivers help both bears and the forest store nutrient for winter.

Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate ...

Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate change.

Did you know that waves in the ocean can be used to generate electricity The energy produced by waves can be harnessed using some called the wave energy generator. It's a ...

Did you know that waves in the ocean can be used to generate electricity The energy produced by waves can be harnessed using some called the wave energy generator. It's a pretty handy invention but there are a few reasons why it may now enjoy widespread use anytime soon.

Kids leave technology, electricity and all of their devices behind for a week to cut down on the amount of energy that their classroom uses. They head outside for class and ...

Kids leave technology, electricity and all of their devices behind for a week to cut down on the amount of energy that their classroom uses. They head outside for class and begin to see just how much they rely on electricity in daily life and think about how they may cut down on their use in the future.

With a new target in sight for the amount of carbon emissions in Australia, many are discussing why it's so important to reduce our carbon footprint while others caution that ...

With a new target in sight for the amount of carbon emissions in Australia, many are discussing why it's so important to reduce our carbon footprint while others caution that moving too fast could have a negative impact on the economy.

What happens if through climate change or other events, certain foods and plants become less scarce or disappear altogether Well, there is one system set in place, a special ...

What happens if through climate change or other events, certain foods and plants become less scarce or disappear altogether Well, there is one system set in place, a special bank filled with seeds to help preserve these foods and plants regardless of what may occur.

You may have heard the weatherman refer to the weather systems El Nino and La Nina, but what do those terms actually mean Find out the difference between the two, why they ...

You may have heard the weatherman refer to the weather systems El Nino and La Nina, but what do those terms actually mean Find out the difference between the two, why they occur and the patterns that can be expected when one comes to town.

We all know that bees make honey but you might be surprised just how much food we eat that is made possible, in part, because of bees. The bee population faces a new threat ...

We all know that bees make honey but you might be surprised just how much food we eat that is made possible, in part, because of bees. The bee population faces a new threat and students are joining many others to help protect them because a problem for bees is a problem for us and a threat to the food we consume.

Australia is one of many countries that has taken a stake in Antarctica, committed to using its land to research and learn more about things like climate change. For example, ...

Australia is one of many countries that has taken a stake in Antarctica, committed to using its land to research and learn more about things like climate change. For example, using special tools, scientists can study a piece of ice and understand more about past climate conditions. However, due to a shortage of funds, Australia has run into some problems with its research and many are working to find a solution for the future.

New technology has allowed for bigger fishing companies to collect more fish at once, even if sometimes their hauls are so big that they're actually illegal. Because of some ...

New technology has allowed for bigger fishing companies to collect more fish at once, even if sometimes their hauls are so big that they're actually illegal. Because of some of these practices, others are discovering a shortage of fish in Palau and police are working to crack down on illegal operations so that everyone has a chance to catch fish for their businesses.

Some people travel to places like Africa just to hunt exotic animals for no other reason than to keep its head as a trophy. Is this right Many have strong feelings against ...

Some people travel to places like Africa just to hunt exotic animals for no other reason than to keep its head as a trophy. Is this right Many have strong feelings against this practice known as trophy hunting while there are some surprising arguments from the other side over why it can be good for local economies and even conservation efforts.

As part of NITV's environment focus, this Pakipumeka documentary Saving Tuna reveals the extraordinary life-cycle of the charismatic longfin eel, now a threatened species.

As part of NITV's environment focus, this Pakipumeka documentary Saving Tuna reveals the extraordinary life-cycle of the charismatic longfin eel, now a threatened species.

Bushfire is a natural part of our bushland environment but can have a devastating effect on people's lives. This program shows how to assess your property's vulnerability to ...

Bushfire is a natural part of our bushland environment but can have a devastating effect on people's lives. This program shows how to assess your property's vulnerability to bushfires and how to prepare before the bushfire season. It also explains measures you can take if a fire is approaching, how you should react if caught in a bushfire and what to do once the fire has passed.

In the last hundred years, heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia than any other natural hazard. This program shows how you can minimise the harmful effects of ...

In the last hundred years, heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia than any other natural hazard. This program shows how you can minimise the harmful effects of heatwave by providing practical advice about what to wear, eat and drink and where to go if affected. The program also explains how to keep your environment as cool as possible and the steps you should take if someone is suffering from heat-related illness.

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Great Migrations: Behind The Scenes

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  National Geographic  |  November 7, 2010
National Geographic crews took dramatic measures over years in the field in pursuit of painstaking shots, including facing sandstorms, swimming with sharks, entering war zones ...

National Geographic crews took dramatic measures over years in the field in pursuit of painstaking shots, including facing sandstorms, swimming with sharks, entering war zones and dangling off cliffs.

Assist your students to investigate the properties of different habitats within their environment with the help of this curated collection.
Warnings make weather seem predictable, but the effects of cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes can be unexpected and devastating. See how scientists study storms and people survive them.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Explore the world of volcanoes and how molten rock and plate tectonics shape and reshape Earth. Share the knowledge of these powerful geological forces with this collection of clips and documentaries.
Teach your students all about digging, planting and harvesting, vegetables, flowers, herbs. Then find out all about what lives in the garden, featuring episodes of Create, Dirtgirlworld and more.
It's no surprise that sharks are feared, but scientists will say these apex predators are also misunderstood. Help your students come to understand them better and get to know the different types in our oceans.
Of course we have cat videos. August 8 is International Cat Day so introduce our feline friends to your classroom with our collection of domestic and big cat videos for primary students.
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Australia is home to more than one million species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Discover all about them in this playlist.
Living things have basic needs, including food and water and are important to us. Discover how to care for all types of living things in this curated playlist. (ACSSU002,ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these geological and meteorological events and gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist.
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
Over the past 200 years many species of plants and animals have become extinct. Find out all about management and conservation measures are taken to save others from a similar fate.
Bees are actually really important and do more than just buzzing around. This week let's celebrate World Bee Day to help raise awareness on why bees are important for our ecosystem. (ACSSU073)
From making backyards safe for koala visitors to learning the life cycle of the echidna, introduce your class to the wonderful world of some of Australia's most unique wildlife.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
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