The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 1: Rise of a Species

Discover how scientists are unlocking the mystery of our remarkable resilience: the “evolution of adaptability” in homo sapiens. Anthropologist and host Niobe Thompson confronts new climate research that shows our ancestors emerged in Africa just as global conditions went haywire, with volatility unprecedented since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Learn how our species faced near extinction, and then found a ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/29/2015

The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 2: The Adaptable Ape

We take our journey out of Africa for granted, but scientists have long wondered how early humans found a way through the greatest desert on Earth. In the second episode of his Great Human Odyssey series, anthropologist Niobe Thompson brings us inside new discoveries that finally explain this incredible achievement and prove our ancestors did it twice as early as scientists thought ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015

The Nature of Things The Great Human Odyssey, Episode 3: Journey's End

The Great Human Odyssey series ends with a spectacular journey at sea, as anthropologist and host Niobe Thompson confronts one of the enduring mysteries of prehistory: how did our Stone Age ancestors settle lands across the ocean? Learn how new discoveries in the properties of early sailing vessels, experimental anthropology, and ancient DNA research are changing our understanding of the earliest ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:27
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Invitation

When one giant sized maple leaf lands in front of Jaxon and Song, it issues an invitation to the biggest birthday party ever. The only thing they have to do is figure out who, what, where and when.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/21/2017

CANAdooDAday The Longest Named Place in Canada

An animated song celebrating the Cree language and how it’s the root of many of the names of Canada’s places, including Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:43
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Longest Tooth

What animal has the longest left front tooth in the world? In snowshoes, Jaxon and Song tiptoe past a polar bear in search of the animal with the longest left front tooth. Their search takes them to the Innuitians.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

News in Review - September 1997 The Manitoba Flood: No High Ground

Natural disasters are complex events that have a significant economic, political and social impact. The Manitoba flood of 1997 was an event that underscores our need to understand changing global weather patterns.
  • 1997
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Palm Tree

What, from up above, looks like a palm tree waving in the wind but is actually flat and filled with water? This adventure takes Jaxon and Song for a rocket ride over the Great Lakes.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The National The Politics of Polar Bears

Polar bears — threatened species or political pawn? For years reports of their declining numbers have made polar bears a real-world symbol for the effects of climate change. But there is an ongoing debate within the scientific community that studies polar bears about whether the narrative of a dwindling population is a stark reality or a convenient myth.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2014

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Raven

Where can they find a raven that soars, but never moves? The adventure takes Jaxon and Song over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and to the land of the Haida to find the answer.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/22/2017