national parks

Nicole Jackson: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week
Nicole Jackson: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week

“Inner-city Cleveland is not the ideal place for the birth of a naturalist, but it’s the place where my love for the outdoors began,” described Nicole Jackson, one of the co-organizers of Black Birders Week.

At first, nature served as a healing agent for Jackson. This therapeutic connection to the outdoors ...

Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week
Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week

Wildlife filmmaker Julian Victor hails from the urban jungle of Toronto, Canada. He joined the Black AF in STEM community last year, and participated in the first ever Black Birders Week.

As #BlackBirdersWeek began trending on social media, Victor said that seeing the movement go viral was like “watching lightning in ...

Sheridan Alford: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week
Sheridan Alford: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week

Sheridan Alford is one of the organizers behind the online movement, Black Birders Week. Throughout Alford’s life, there were key experiences that were vital to fostering the dedication she currently has for wildlife and the outdoors. This love for nature was cultivated by her mother – a middle school teacher ...

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Invasion of the Giant Pythons

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Florida's Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S., home to numerous endangered animals and plants. But the park has become a dumping ground for a variety of non-native species, including what may be tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.

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In the Valley of the Wolves

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For almost a decade, the Druid wolves have held the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone. But after reaching 37 members, the largest wolf pack on record, the Druids begin to decline. This is the story of the most famous wolves in America, their battles against rivals, the dramatic twists that banish them from their valley, and the perseverance that brings them home at last.

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Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

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In the vast kingdom of Yellowstone National Park, two predators reign supreme: the grizzly bear and the wolf. Size and power square off against speed and teamwork, as mighty grizzlies contend with powerful packs of wolves for control of the food supply. Normally these two hunters would rule their ranges uncontested, but in Yellowstone they must share resources, or face starvation.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly

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After a decades-long comeback, the grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park appear to be thriving. Should they now be removed from the protection of the Endangered Species Act? This question has provoked one of the most emotionally charged wildlife controversies in America today.