[library-media] FW: PBS Science Series

Loutensock, Georgia GLoutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Wed, 13 Oct 2004 07:13:12 -0600


FYI  Please excuse any duplicate messages.  Keep up the good work.  gml

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From: Screenscope [mailto:screenscope@screenscope.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 3:43 PM
To: schools@screenscopefilms.com
Subject: PBS Science Series


We would like to invite you and 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 used by over 1,500 schools and 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 --
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Marilyn Weiner 
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Screenscope, Inc. 
4330 Yuma Street, NW
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Tel: (202) 364-0055
Fax: (202) 364-0058
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Web Site: www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth
 
Strongly recommended by The School Library Journal, Booklist, The Journal Of
Academic Librarianship, Video Librarian, 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
 
"4 Stars (Highest Rating and Editor's Choice) -- Outstanding series -- For
grades 6-12 a terrific choice."  -- Video Librarian
 
"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
 
JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH correlates to the following National Science
Education Standards:
 
Content Standard A -- Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry
 
Content Standard C -- Life Science
Structure and Function in Living Systems
Reproduction and Heredity
Regulation and Behavior
Populations and Ecosystems
 
Content Standard D -- Earth and Space Science
Earthıs History 
 
Content Standard E -- Science and Technology
Abilities of Technological Design
Understandings about Science and Technology
 
Content Standard F -- Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Personal Health 
Populations, Resources and Environments
Natural Hazards 
Risks and Benefits 
Science and Technology in Society
 
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