[library-media] FW: PBS/Matt Damon Science Series

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From: Screenscope Films [mailto:kim@screenscopefilms.com]=20
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 10:22 AM
To: Loutensock, Georgia
Subject: PBS/Matt Damon Science Series

Please accept our invitation to receive a 30-day free preview of the
highly acclaimed PBS series, JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH.

Host/Narrated by Academy Award winner Matt Damon, this may be the only
science series to receive rave reviews from both People Magazine and The
School Library Journal.

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 eight 25 minute episodes:

STATE OF THE PLANET looks at how population, climate change, and
economic pressures affect the world's resources such as food and water.
Locations: Kenya, India, Israel, Bangladesh, the Amazon, Mexico, China,
and the United States.  Narrated by Matt Damon. (25 min. VHS or DVD)

FUTURE CONDITIONAL looks at the spread of air pollution from disparate
locations such as the Arctic, Uzbekistan, Mexico and California, and how
contamination in one area can affect people thousands of miles away.
Narrated by Matt Damon. (25 min. VHS or DVD)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Series Price: $899 (set of eight) $499 (any four) 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 and People Magazine, here is what they said
about the PBS series, JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH:

"Do not miss." -- People Magazine

"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.

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 Earth's 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

Series Price: $899 (set of eight), $499 (any four) 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 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:  http;//www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth

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