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Natural Heroes

Protecting America (#201)

Protecting New Orleans: Dr. John Day predicted in July 2005 that the New Orleans levees would break any minute. This well-known expert on Mississippi delta restoration is researching those wetlands, and proposing the most effective ways to rebuild. Caretaker at the Park: An urban park caretaker shows what a difference keeping a big city park clean can make for a community. Wild Horse Spirit: Brief history and a current update exposing a new bill which gutted the protection that wild horses were granted in 1971.The "Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act" was unanimously passed by Congress as a result of American citizens sending more letters to Congress over the threats to these wild animals than over any other domestic issue in U.S. History. Narrated by Viggo Mortensen. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Social Studies
Series Length
52 episodes
Average Episode Length
26 minutes
Record Rights
unlimited for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: Natural Heroes focuses on people making a positive difference for the environment and enhancing the world around us. Each episode of Natural Heroes is created by different independent filmmakers, making each episode quite unique. These are diverse, inspiring stories featured within an eclectic program unlike any other.

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