[library-media] FW: New PBS Science Series

Loutensock, Georgia GLoutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Mon, 8 Mar 2004 12:02:32 -0700


FYI  Please excuse duplicate messages.  gml

-----Original Message-----
From: hweiner [mailto:hmweiner@erols.com]
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 11:47 AM
To: gloutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Subject: New PBS Science Series


We'd like to invite you or your media library to receive a 30-day free
preview of the highly acclaimed PBS earth science/environmental series,
JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH.

Funded by the National Science Foundation and re-edited for grades 6-12,
JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH is the only series that helps students
understand the most critical and timely issues facing the natural
sciences in the 21st century.  Through an interdisciplinary approach,
these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections
to politics, economics, sociology, and history.  

The JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH series includes six 25 minute episodes:

Episode One - RIVERS OF DESTINY investigates problems associated with
the tampering of the natural environment of rivers.  Locations:
Mississippi, Amazon, Jordan, and Mekong Rivers.  Narrated by Kelly
McGillis.  (25 Min. VHS or DVD) 

Episode Two - THE URBAN EXPLOSION explores ways to sustain burgeoning
urban populations without destroying the environment.  Locations: Mexico
City, Istanbul, Shanghai, and New York City.  Narrated by Kelly
McGillis.  (25 Min. VHS or DVD)

Episode Three - LAND OF PLENTY, LAND OF WANT examines how farmers can
feed Earth's growing population without impoverishing the land. 
Locations: Zimbabwe, France, China, and the United States.  Narrated by
Kelly McGillis.  (25 Min. VHS or DVD)

Episode Four - ON THE BRINK investigates a growing national security
threat throughout the world: how environmental pressures can lead to
terrorism and regional conflict.  Locations: Haiti, South Africa,
Bangladesh, India, Peru and along the United States/Mexico border. 
Narrated By Matt Damon  (25 Min. VHS or DVD)

Episode Five - SEAS OF GRASS examines the devastating environmental,
political and economic effects of the degradation of the world's
grasslands, which make up 30 percent of Earth's land surface. 
Locations: Argentina, Mongolia, Kenya, South Africa, and North America. 
Narrated By Matt Damon  (25 Min. VHS or DVD)

Episode Six - HOT ZONES explores how recent trends in globalization and
the altering of ecosystems have led to dramatic increases in the spread
of infectious diseases.  Locations: Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh, New York
City, and Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.  Narrated By Matt Damon  (25 Min.
VHS or DVD)

Series Price: $699 (set of six) $399 (any three) or $149 per episode. 
Includes Teachers Guide.

For sales or a 30-day free preview simply reply to this e-mail --
screenscope@screenscope.com -- with your academic mailing address and
phone number.

Marilyn Weiner
Executive Producer
Screenscope, Inc.
4330 Yuma Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Tel: (202) 364-0055
Fax: (202) 364-0058
E-Mail: screenscope@screenscope.com
Web Site: www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth

Strongly recommended by The School Library Journal, Booklist, The
Journal Of Academic Librarianship and the California Instructional
Technology Clearinghouse here is what they said about the PBS series,
JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH:

"Superbly illustrates the desperate need for a balance between the needs
of people and the environment.  An extraordinary production -- a must
buy for media libraries." -- School Library Journal

"Lavishly shot, this series introduces worldwide environmental concerns
to students and other interested viewers." -- Booklist

"Highly recommended for undergraduate collections in ecology and
environmental sciences." -- Journal Of Academic Librarianship

"High Quality.  Stimulates critical thinking and facilitates the
integration of biology.  botany, economics, environmental studies,
ecology and sociology." -- California Instructional Technology
Clearinghouse

AWARDS: First Prize, Columbus International Film and Video Festival; Two
Gold Medals and a Bronze, Chicago International Film & Video Festival;
Three Golden Eagles, CINE Film Festival and Two Gold and a Silver Medal,
Houston International Film Festival. 

Series Price: $699 (set of six) $399 (any three) or $149 per episode. 
Includes Teachers Guide.

For sales or a 30-day free preview simply reply to this e-mail --
screenscope@screenscope.com -- with your academic mailing address and
phone number.

Marilyn Weiner
Executive Producer
Screenscope, Inc.
4330 Yuma Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Tel: (202) 364-0055
Fax: (202) 364-0058
E-Mail: screenscope@screenscope.com
Web Site: www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth