Environmental Awareness

April & June

Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

World Environment Day is observed on June 5.

 

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Dottie Moore - Quilt-Maker | 27:Fifty
Dottie Moore - Quilt-Maker | 27:Fifty

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Master quilt-maker Dottie Moore weaves beautiful quilts with intricate patterns. Moore expresses her feelings about the environment and the earth through her quilts.
The Dahlonega Gold Rush | 27:Fifty
The Dahlonega Gold Rush | 27:Fifty

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Dahlonega, in the Cherokee Indian language, means “yellow precious metal.” As its name suggests, Dahlonega was the site of the first gold rush in the United States. Gold was discovered here in the...
Snow Bunting | Expeditions Shorts
Snow Bunting | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits the North Slope Region of Alaska, where he showcases two species of bird which reside in this freezing cold region: the Snow Bunting, and the Lapland Longspur. The Snow Bunting...
Big Bend Tree Lizard | Expeditions Shorts
Big Bend Tree Lizard | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits the sunny, rocky slopes of Jeff Davis County, Texas, where he shows us the Big Bend Tree Lizard. This lizard is a subspecies of tree lizard, and they are described as “ornate”...
Grassland | Expeditions Shorts
Grassland | Expeditions Shorts

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In this segment, Patrick visits Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado. Here we see vast fields of cool season grasslands. Many of the animals, such as Rocky Mountain Elk, depend on these grasses...
Florida Yellow Blatterwort | Expeditions Shorts
Florida Yellow Blatterwort | Expeditions Shorts

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In Apalachicola National Forest, Patrick talks about Karst Topography, or giant limestone sinkholes located all over Florida. When these sinkholes fill up with water, many species of plants and...
Least Grebe | Expeditions Shorts
Least Grebe | Expeditions Shorts

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Here in the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, in Alamo, Texas, Patrick McMillan shows us several species of duck in this area: the Least Grebe, and the Pied-Billed Grebe. Black-Necked Stilts, a...
Slave Cabin | Expeditions Shorts
Slave Cabin | Expeditions Shorts

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Here at Nemors Plantation, in Beaufort County, South Carolina, Patrick McMillan shows us a nest of Black Vultures residing in an old, dilapidated slave cabin dating back to the 1700’s! One black...
Tufted Milkweed | Expeditions Shorts
Tufted Milkweed | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan, joined by Linda Kennedy, visits Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Arizona. Here, they showcase the Tufted Milkweed, a species of flower which grows in the area. What makes the...