The Continental Divide, Escalante River, 3-D Science
this american land

Sun, Jun 30 1:00 P.M. NH World (11.3)  

On the Continental Divide in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, residents support a plan to create new wilderness and wildlife conservation areas, including the nation's first national historic landscape to honor veterans of the Second World War. In southern Utah, the remote and untamed Escalante River faces a major threat from invasive plants as it winds through spectacular redrock canyons; volunteers chop their way through choking stands of Russian olive to unblock the river and keep it wild and free. A training program in Georgia educates teachers in a new approach to science teaching called 3-D Science - getting teachers and students outside to observe their own surroundings and letting kids' natural curiosity lead them to learn more.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 45 seconds

Episode Number: 1007

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Sun, Jun 30 1:00 P.M. The Continental Divide, Escalante River, 3-D Science     NH World (11.3)

About This American Land:

A unique series of magazine-style episodes hosted by Bruce Burkhardt, a former environmental reporter for CNN, and a fresh new talent, Caroline Raville.

Each episode will link 5 or 6 stories, sometimes in a theme, showing how conservationists, fishermen, hunters and outdoor recreationists are sharing responsibilities for protecting America's natural heritage for future generations.

The focus will be on will be on wild and beautiful places you've never heard about, and on passionate people protecting vital American landscapes, waters, and wildlife.

There's nothing quite like this on national television; THIS AMERICAN LAND will be a distinctive approach to covering serious national conservation issues.

We realize that many stations produce quality programming like this for their local markets, and we think there's a national audience for it in a series like ours.

We will showcase stories from participating affiliates, drawing attention to the special natural resources their localities and what people are doing to protect them.

Current participants are Oregon Public Broadcasting and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Segments will also be featured from local public broadcasting programs such as Outdoor Oklahoma and Exploring North Carolina.

Each episode will also include a segment from the Science Nation series funded by the National Science Foundation.


Future Broadcast times for "This American Land": (show all)

Sun, Jun 16 1:00 P.M. Protecting Red Wolves, Eager Beavers, Monster Snapping Turtles     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 23 1:00 P.M. Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Managing Farms for Bobwhite Quail, Outdoors in Colorado County, Lead Contamination     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jun 30 1:00 P.M. The Continental Divide, Escalante River, 3-D Science     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jul 7 1:00 P.M. Public Lands, Clean Water from Farmlands, Urine Recycling     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jul 14 1:00 P.M. Sage Grouse, Curlew Grassland, Tribute to Gary St     NH World (11.3)
Sun, Jul 21 1:00 P.M. Safer Passage, Going for the Green, King of Camouflage     NH World (11.3)


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