The Environment

PBS films and digital properties have hundreds of environment-related assets. From full-length streaming films to kids' games, history, science interactives, news analysis, and story sharing, The Environment collection offers users a wide array of our most popular and most interesting green content.

Ever wonder what would happen if Antarctica's ice melted? Or whether you live near a nuclear power plant? Or what kind of rare and intriguing indigenous animals live on Cuba's undeveloped islands? Find the best green indie films, and learn more about what you can do to help the Earth.

Films in this Collection

Earth Days

The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.

The Civilian Conservation Corps

The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.

Surviving the Dust Bowl

The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.

Grand Coulee Dam

The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.

Panama Canal

The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.

Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World

The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.

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The Women Behind the Woman Who Inspired the Environmental Movement

April 20, 2016

Nestled beside an ad for mayonnaise in the July 1956 edition of the Woman's Home Companion, ecologist Rachel Carson pens an appeal to mothers to foster an interest of the natural world in their children. She reassures even the most skeptical matriarch that "exploring nature with your child is largely a matter of becoming receptive to what lies all around you." 


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