Spotlight on Collections: Journey to Planet Earth on DVD

News item published on: 2011-03-02 12:26:45

This award-winning 12 DVD documentary series narrated by Matt Damon is now available for checkout at Cook Library.

Journey to Planet Earth introduces students to some of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century through thought-provoking coverage. What makes this series different from other environmental programs is that it links the sciences with economics, politics, geography and history - an interdisciplinary approach recommended by the National Science Education standards for teaching environmental issues.

Each episode of Journey to Planet Earth features four to five thematically related stories from different geographic regions and that feature stories about people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Journey to Planet Earth can lead students to a deeper kind of inquiry, one that is an investigation of their personal relationship to the environment and, hopefully, the recognition that individuals can help their countries and communities cope with serious environmental threats.

For more information check out the Libraries' catalog or the PBS website.