NATURE

Join us for the 28th Season of NATURE! This PBS program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York has brought the wonder and beauty of the natural world into American homes for years. The series has won more than 450 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations - including 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.

Explore the website rich with educational resources. NATURE Online is the award-winning Web companion to the broadcast series and is spearheading NATURE’s distribution to new media platforms. At NATURE Online, visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes video exclusives with filmmakers and producers (also available at iTunes), view program excerpts (also available on YouTube), and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more. Online social networkers can join the NATURE group at Facebook and keep up with the latest videos, photos, program alerts and more.

Educators can search the website by grade level, season, animal, or topic. There are over 50 video enhanced lesson plans along with animal guides, interactives, games, interviews, maps, and photo galleries. Educators can keep up to date with the program by subscribing to a free weekly electronic newsletter. More...

ASSET Recommends... Reviewed sites to make connections across the curriculum
Explore this educational content aligned to the Arizona Academic Standards that compliments resources from Thirteen’s NATURE. They include engaging activities for learners from WGBH Teacher’s Domain and Thinkfinity along with other trusted sources. They model appropriate use of technology to address individual learning styles and needs. More...

ASSET Recommends... 21st Century Resources to Get You Started
ASSET resources are connected to 21st Century Learning! ASSET has searched Discovery Education streaming's video library and other selected resources for high-tech cross curricular connections to this PBS programming. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards. More...

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When you see this symbol you know content has been selected to specifically align to Arizona’s Academic Standards.  You can search in Teacher’s Domain by the standard.

Take a look at NATURE’s Hawaiian Coastal Cliffs segment…The events that created the majestic cliffs that border some of Hawaii's islands have long puzzled geologists. It was not until the mapping of the surrounding sea floor did scientists discover that catastrophic landslides produced the islands' sheer coastal cliffs. The streaming video, the background essay, and the discussion questions align to the Earth Science Strand, Earth Processes Concept 4, P.O. 2.

ASSET Recommends... PBS TeacherLine Professional Development
Join educators from across the nation in PBS TeacherLine professional development that supports educating our digital natives. Find out more…

 
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Submit your entry to the Eight NATURE Digital Photography Contest! From age 8 to 80, your entries are welcomed! The deadline to upload submissions is October 15 so don’t waste time! More...

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Mark your calendar for this Fall’s special event in conjunction with Arizona Science Center First Fridays Adult Speaker Series. November 6 – 5:30 pm, NATURE Executive Producer, Fred Kaufman, will be joining us in person to share his experiences with the production since its inception in 2001 and highlighting exciting segments from the current season.

The Arizona Science Center and APS Back to School Resource Fair and Reception will be held Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington Street in the Heritage and Science Park in Copper Square. Click here for more information. Look for sessions from ASSET on NATURE and bring the family to meet Sid!

Appreciate NATURE? Then you also might like Ken Burn’s National Parks! Join us September 23, 2009 at Eight for a special PBS celebration to launch this new series and receive special educator resources. Find out more

Be a part of ASSET Educator “member only” PBS TeacherLine professional development! The courses begin October 7 and are all customized to include the most current AZ Technology Standards. Integrate technology into your teaching with PBS.

     

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