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Springs Eternal: Florida's Fountain of Youth (#1713)

According to legend, Spanish explorers believed that a fountain of eternal youth bubbled up to the surface somewhere in the state now known as Florida. Beneath Florida lie hundreds of miles of underwater channels and caves that comprise the world's largest known system of springs. Largely unchanged since the age of dinosaurs, these springs shelter strange life forms, support improbable ecologies and dot the land above it with outlets of water that once - before the expansion of Florida's human population - was as pure as any found on Earth. Following divers into dangerous and uncharted channels never before seen by humans, this program presents a journey of discovery beneath Florida's great limestone aquifer. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
299 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
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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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