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The Call of Kakadu (#1310)

This documentary provides an intimate portrait of life in the great Australian National Park of Kakadu. Each new season in Kakadu brings drastic environmental changes. The focus of these changes is the billabong (watering hole), home to crocodiles, families of kookaburra, frilly-necked lizards, long-necked turtles, cockatiels and a variety of reptiles and insects. During the monsoon, the billabong extends into the surrounding forest; during the dry season, it becomes dusty and cracked, encasing crocodiles and turtles and stranding fish. This program beautifully chronicles these changing seasons and the creatures that continually adapt to the changing perimeter of the billabong. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
299 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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