Hoopla Videos: Planet Earth

Amazing Planet (2007)

A National Geographic series. "National Geographic teamed up with NASA and the US Geological Survey to create a 4-D planet Earth - a CGI time machine that makes it possible to see in seconds what took eons to create." Episode 1: Born of Fire. Episode 2: Destructive Forces. Episode 3: Ocean Realm.


Discover Planet Ocean: The World Beneath (2010)

"Discover the ocean life, wild life, cultures, climate and its effect on the Great River or current that circulates in the North Pacific Ocean bringing people to Costa Rica, The Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, United States and Canada. Episodes include two World Heritage Sites, The Home of the Humpback Whales in Japan, The Giant Kelp Forest of U.S. West Coast and The Amazing White Sea of Canada and more." 13 episodes.


Earth: A New Wild (2015)

A National Geographic and PBS series. "Dr. M. Sanjayan journeys to the frontiers of where man and animal meet to discover how our relationship with the greatest natural history events on the planet can provide a key to preserving our present and enriching our future." Episode 1: Home. Episode 2: Plains. Episode 3: Forests. Episode 4: Oceans. Episode 5: Water.


Earth Days (2010)

A PBS American Experience film by Robert Stone. "Earth Days traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America."


Good Things to Do (2017)

"The Danish island of Samso is an experimental site for renewable energy production: wind turbine farms, biomass power plants, and solar panels. All are used to generate electricity, heat, and hot water for the island."


The National Parks:  America's Best Idea (2009)

A PBS film by Ken Burns. "Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years." Episode 1: The Scripture of Nature. Episode 2: The Last Refuge. Episode 3: The Empire of Grandeur. Episode 4: Going Home. Episode 5: Great Nature. Episode 6: The Morning of Creation.