Environmental Education

Global Environmental Issues (2004)

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There has always been a struggle to balance the goals of economic development with the need to protect the environment. With world population growing and global climate change threatening to affect us all, never has that balance been more important. Today, the developed world uses much of the world's energy resources and contributes to the majority of global greenhouse gases.

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High
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00:23
Global Environmental Issues

Keeping Earth Healthy (2014)

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Just as people do certain things to stay healthy, Earth needs to be treated in specific ways to stay healthy. This video takes a look at unsustainable practices that make Earth unhealthy. Specific sustainable habits are also highlighted.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Keeping Earth Healthy

Kuruwitu: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2011)

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A traditional fishing community on Kenya's coast declares a no-fishing zone along their stretch of coastline in an effort to halt the total destruction of their marine resources, to bolster fish numbers and to create opportunities for marine tourism.

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01:00
Kuruwitu: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Vegucated (2010)

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Three People. Six Weeks. One Challenge.

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Middle
High
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01:17
Vegucated

Planet Ocean (2012)

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Planet Ocean captures extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans—the source of all life on our planet.

Filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, along with an outstanding team of international underwater cinematographers in partnership with OMEGA and with the scientific support of Tara Expeditions.

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Middle
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01:33
Planet Ocean

Taking Care of Our World: Rosen Real Readers (Unabridged)

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Whether you're in nursery school or graduate school, it's never too early to learn about the environmental issues. Here's a children's book on the importance of taking care of the environment.

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Taking Care of Our World: Rosen Real Readers (Unabridged)

Restoring H2O Ecosystems: Saving Chesapeake Bay (2008)

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Polluted waters can have damaging economic and social effects as well as destroy wildlife habitats. Chesapeake Bay is one of the most polluted bodies of water in America, but local students are working with commercial crab catchers and scientists in the Baltimore area to help restore its health.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:09
Restoring H2O Ecosystems: Saving Chesapeake Bay

Cleaning Polluted Water: Pumped up for Peace (2008)

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Drinking polluted water can cause many deadly diseases, especially in children of poor countries around the world. We see the crystal-clear water in a flowing Peruvian rainforest river but are amazed to learn that it is unsafe, due to runoff entering the great connected network of tributaries that flow into the Amazon, the world’s largest source of fresh water.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:09
Cleaning Polluted Water: Pumped up for Peace

Surface Water: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande (2008)

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The Rio Grande is one of our longest rivers, its Texas section forming the border between the U.S and Mexico. Competing human claims for it are viewed through the eyes of two young women: a whitewater rafting guide in upstream New Mexico and a teenager downstream near El Paso.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:09
Surface Water: A Day in the Life of the Rio Grande

Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming (2008)

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Despite its wonders, Earth's water cycle does not spread water evenly around the planet. The Ogallala Aquifer’s huge underground reservoir of water gives the relatively dry Central Plains states such as Nebraska a large but limited irrigation source. But the aquifer's water is being used up faster than it is beng replenished.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:09
Underground Aquifer Water: Precision Farming

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