This Movie Monday we’d like you to join us on a tour of our most incredible shared resource. Our Planet. Each episode of the 2019 Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, delivers us to another corner of the earth. Dive into oceans, trek through jungles and forests, and cross brutal deserts and frozen worlds to visit with the remarkable animal species who live there. Understand their complex roles in the ecosystem and how our planet’s biodiversity interacts to form communities and food chains. Our Planet presents predators hunting in dramatic close-up action. See the wildebeests of the Serengeti shield their calf from wild dogs. See how wolves stalk caribou through frozen forests and watch as orca whales in the antarctic circle teach their babies to hunt. Our Planet will take you to the dancefloor with the dramatic mating dances of beautiful birds in tropical forests where the species are so diverse we’ve yet to catalog them all. Follow migrating species across deserts, grasslands, and tundras and discover why each species makes these amazing journeys. Our Planet, to quote narrator Sir David Attenborough, will “explore the planet’s most important habitats and celebrate the life they still support. We will reveal what must be preserved if we are to ensure a future where humans and nature can thrive.”
Our Planet is available to stream now on Netflix.
Netflix has also made Our Planet available for free on YouTube.
8 episodes, approximately 50 minutes long each, Rated TV-PG, Appropriate for all ages.
EDUCATOR GUIDE & LESSON PLANS
Our Planet is accompanied by a vast selection of education resources. These include video biome tours and guides for classroom and small group discussion on the importance of a healthy ecosystem and the interconnectivity of our planet. These materials have been designed for students ages 7 and up, with classroom resources for grades 5-12. Our Planet also has a companion children’s book and mobile application, Seek for Our Planet, available on iOS and Android, to identify plants and animals around you.
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Zac Zemantic is a Group Sales Representative at the Connecticut Science Center. He has a B.A. in Visual Design with a specialty in Illustration from UMass Dartmouth and he wants to talk to you about comic books.