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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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...
Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts
Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts

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Dall Sheep are found roaming the mountains located within the interior region of Alaska. This species of sheep is native to Alaska, and are also found in some parts of Canada. Bighorn Sheep are also...
Receding Glacier | Expeditions Shorts
Receding Glacier | Expeditions Shorts

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Here on the Kenai Peninsula, in Alaska, Patrick McMillan shows us evidence of a global interglacial period. On the Kenai Peninsula, we see a receding glacier, which has moved back hundreds of feet in...
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Apalachicola National Forest, in Florida, where he showcases a Venus Flytrap. The Flytrap, described by Charles Darwin as “the most amazing plant on earth,” is a carnivorous...
Pond Cypress Savannah | Expeditions Shorts
Pond Cypress Savannah | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick visits Florida Bay, located in Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina. Here, we see a savannah, filled with Pond Cypress trees, Savannah Iris flowers, Tall Milkwort flowers, and Purple...
Longleaf Pine Flatwoods | Expeditions Shorts
Longleaf Pine Flatwoods | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, where we see Longleaf Pine Flatwoods. Here in these flatwoods dwell many species of low growing plants: Gallberry shrubs, Dwarf...
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...