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Film
The Church Forests of Ethiopia
Orthodox Churches for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest and are now working to preserve Ethiopia’s shrinking biodiversity.
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Film
The Canoe Maker

Master carver Joe Martin, one of the few traditional craftsmen left, makes dugout canoes used by his people, the Pacific Northwest Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

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Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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Photo Essay
A Possible River

These photos document the channelization of the Los Angeles River and the resiliency of the natural world.

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Photo Essay
The Aral Sea

These photographs document the resurgence of fish in the once nearly barren Aral Sea. 

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Value of Listening
Virtual Reality
Sanctuaries of Silence

This film takes you on an immersive journey with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton into the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the quietest places in North America.

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Photo Essay
Palm Oil in Myanmar

Learn about the human impacts of the palm oil industry in Myanmar. 
 

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Valuing an Ancient Vocation
Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Value of Ancient Traditions
Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Architectural Wonders
Film
Santa Cruz del Islote

Meet two fisherman living on a three-acre island off the coast of Colombia struggling with scarce resources.

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Photo Essay
La Carretera: Life and Change Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway

These photos depict life in Peru and the impacts of progress on people and the environment. 

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Photo Essay
Waiting to Move

These photographs capture a modern Inupiaq community in Alaska facing evacuation due to climate change.

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