Earth Day Video Recommendations

Earth Day is April 22, 2010. Celebrate with NATURE by sharing these conservation-themed episodes that you can watch online with your friends and family.

Then tell us what you’re doing to commemorate Earth Day in your community by posting a comment about it at the bottom of this post.

American EagleAmerican Eagle
In the 1960s, the bald eagle was on the brink of extinction caused by the pesticide DDT and other human pressures. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. But even in the best of times, life in the wild for these birds is a surprisingly tough struggle. Watch Full Episode

Crash: A Tale of Two SpeciesCrash: A Tale of Two Species
Horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting from their new use as bait for the fishing industry, dropping by two-thirds or more since 1990. And the precious pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down. Watch Full Episode

Frogs: The Thin Green LineFrogs: The Thin Green Line
It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth. More than a third of all amphibians have already been lost, and more are disappearing every day. A fungus called chytrid has been identified as the major culprit. Watch Full Episode

The Gorilla KingThe Gorilla King
Among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, Titus reigned as king. Researchers and conservationists recount his triumphant story as they share their memories and archival footage of Titus, from his days as a newborn to his rise to power as a silverback. Watch Full Episode

Invasion of the Giant PythonsInvasion of the Giant Pythons
A growing number of invasive Burmese pythons have taken up residence in the wetlands of Florida. Their size and power makes them one of the top predators in Florida’s Everglades National Park, taking on even the alligators, and posing a threat to many of the indigenous and endangered species. Watch Full Episode

The Loneliest AnimalsThe Loneliest Animals
The loneliest animals are the most endangered species on the planet. Collected and protected by dedicated scientists, these animals represent the end of the line for their species. Follow the plight of these incredible, charismatic creatures and the struggles of the dedicated conservationists who fight for them.Watch Full Episode

Silence of the BeesSilence of the Bees
In the winter of 2006, millions of bees vanished from their hives without a trace. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further. Watch Full Episode

The Wolf That Changed AmericaThe Wolf That Changed America
In 1893, a bounty hunter named Ernest Thompson Seton journeyed to the untamed canyons of New Mexico on a mission to kill a dangerous outlaw. The outlaw was a wolf. The ensuing battle of wits between wolf and man would spark a real-life wilderness drama, the outcome of which would leave a lasting effect on a new and growing movement in America: wilderness preservation. Watch Full Episode

  • Terrie McCoy

    Thank you for all of the wonderful ways you provide awareness and education to the public.

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