Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘nature documentary’


Caltech Nature Doc: Earth Story

Caltech Nature Doc: Earth Story
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Caltech loves to screen films that have as their theme “the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature.” Caltech loves to screen these films and then to have lay people discuss them—moderated, of course, by a grad student (T.A.?). If this is your bag (and why wouldn’t it be? This stuff is incredibly interesting, […]

Caltech Primates

Caltech Primates

I had a roommate in college who majored in Ecology, Evolution, & Environmental Biology (E3B colloquially). One semester he took a class on primates, and spent weeks lecturing anyone who would listen about the differences between apes and monkeys. To his chagrin, I have retained almost nothing concerning this crucial zoological distinction. Luckily, I can […]

Caltech Is so Hot Right Now

Caltech Is so Hot Right Now

Summer is hot. Wild Weather—Heat, a NASA-funded hi-def documentary, is also hot, but only figuratively. Tracing the arrival of summer from desert swelter to northern idyll, from the jungles of Belize to the inside of a lightning bolt, the doc is part of NASA’s “Summer of Innovation,” a program designed to get kids—or anyone, really—a […]

Planet Earth Screening at Caltech

Planet Earth Screening at Caltech

Theoretically, this is an event for children, a “Science Saturday All Age Matinee.” Caltech recommends it for ages 8 and up. If you’ve ever seen Planet Earth, or any nature documentary that doesn’t sugarcoat the food chain, you’ll know that kids expecting Milo & Otis (do kids still watch that?) are in for a shock. […]

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