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    Nature

    Nature

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    PBS
    Nature is a wildlife documentary program that has been airing on PBS since 1982. Its longevity is explained partly by its quality; Nature has won numerous Emmy awards. Documentaries have explored a multitude of different animals, plants, and other aspects of the natural world. Subjects vary from "Africa" to "Yellowstone Otters." Some documentaries have featured celebrities, such as "Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts" and "John Denver: Let This Be a Voice." While the documentaries vary in creator, style and narrator, they are all educational and suitable for the entire family.moreless
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    Wild Kratts

    Wild Kratts

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    Join creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS KIDS GO's new series "Wild Kratts". Children are pulled into the show as they tag along with Chris and Martin on their animal-powered adventures.moreless
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    NOVA scienceNOW

    NOVA scienceNOW

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    "NOVA scienceNOW" is a magazine-style offshoot of the popular NOVA series. Airing five times a year, NOVA scienceNOW covers the latest news in the most controversial and headline-making fields of science such as the origins of life, artificial life, hurricane tracking, hydrogen fuel cells, and stem cell research.moreless
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    The Most Extreme

    The Most Extreme

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    Animal Planet
    Made by Natural History New Zealand, this series showcases the world's most extreme animals, in various categories such as speed or stinkiness, in a top-ten countdown format. FAQ:
    I've seen an animal on the show rank number 1 in jumping, but only able to jump a couple of feet - what's that about? Most everything on the show is body sized porportioned. Can I nominate an animal for the show? No, sorry, you can not. Can I be on this show? Most of the show is computer animated or animals recorded in their natural habitat so, no. Are humans ever ranked on the show? Yes, they are sometimes compared to all the other animalsmoreless
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    Empires

    Empires

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    PBS (ended 2002)
    This PBS series spotlights a number of historical films that illuminate people and passions that had profound effects on the world.
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    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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    PBS (ended 2009)
    Ken Burns and his documentary team spent almost ten years producing this series of programs that detail the history of the United States' National Park System. Though filled with scenes of the majestic beauty of the lands, the broadcasts are also about the people who created the parks - men and women who identified the value of National Parks and who continue to refine their mission and operations to meet the changing needs of new generations of Americans.moreless
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    America Revealed

    America Revealed

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    Yul Kwon is set to host this new series that will debut in Fall 2011.
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    SciGirls

    SciGirls

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    PBS Kids
    SciGirls is a television series on PBS Kids designed for young teenage girls who want to learn more about science. Each 30-minute episode follows animated characters Izzie and Jake as they embark on an exciting scientific adventure. They recruit the help of a real-life group of SciGirls, middle school students who are actively engaged in scientific study. SciGirls aims to transform the way ‘tween girls view science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by making learning exciting and relevant to the modern teenage world. Come explore the magnificent world of science with Izzie, Jake and the SciGirls as they design giant puppets, explore dolphin behavior, create high-fashion dresses wired with electronics, and make familiar delicious foods more nutritious! SciGirls is based around the model of inquiry-based science, where girls choose their own projects that are important to their own lives and utilize their own creativity to make predictions, collaborate, and discover inventive ways to solve problems. The interactive companion website allows viewers to become SciGirls themselves, learn about other SciGirl projects, and engage with other teens through a safe social networking program.moreless