Segments in this Video

Saving my Tomorrow: Introduction (02:16)


Chenoa sings a song about polar bears. Children talk about their favorite animals. (Credits)

The Butterfly Exhibit (01:47)

Dr. Michael Novacek explains that there are more species located in jungles and tropical rainforests than anywhere else in the world. Discovering different species keeps the scientist looking for more.

14 Critically Endangered Species (01:07)

Species include the Cayman Islands ghost orchid, Cebu frill-wing, Ploughshare Tortoise, Tarzan's chameleon, Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth, Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, Javan Rhinoceros, Singapore Freshwater crab, and others.

Did You Know? (03:19)

Populations of animals with vertebrate have declined by 52% in the last 40 years. Oscar discusses why conservation efforts are needed. Daisy created H.A.N.S. Magazine dedicated to call attention to endangered animals.

"Don't Throw the Bottle" (01:50)

Evan, Ellie, and Miles from Joanna's Kindergarten class sing a song about recycling. Children discuss why conservation efforts are needed.

Bees Read by Laura Dern (03:08)

Laura Dern explains how the honey bee is essential to agriculture, but currently suffers from colony collapse disorder. Gabrielle studies beekeeping in her spare time. Bees and other insects pollinate one third of all the food humans eat.

How Oysters Help the Earth (03:06)

Children eat freshly shucked oysters at an oyster farm; the owners have passed down the property since the Revolutionary War. Matt studied how the mollusks purify water. In Moriches Bay, kids plant oysters to increase the amounts of beds in the area.

Turtles and Frogs (03:50)

Dr. Christopher Raxworthy shows children fossils and live animals. Teo describes why frogs are necessary and how climate change affects them. Chytrid fungus killed off several species including the Wyoming Toad and Golden Toad.

"Pick It Up" (01:21)

Jade performs her song about pollution and littering. Several million species have not been discovered yet. Wren wants people to protect the birds.

Looking For Birds (04:29)

Claire brings binoculars, a field guide, a pencil and a notebook when she goes bird-watching in Central Park in Manhattan. Birds can inform scientists about the health of its environment. Ella helps Donata Henry bird ring a hooded warbler that migrates south for the winter.

"Back to Where We Came From" (01:24)

Aidan performs his song while playing the ukulele. The song emphasizes the need to give back to nature.

Credits: Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5 (01:48)

Credits: Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5

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Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5

Part of the Series : Saving My Tomorrow
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Focusing on endangered species, Part Five in the Saving My Tomorrow series highlights stories about animals in danger of becoming extinct, alongside scenes with kids who are working to protect the natural world around them – from the planting of oysters and banding birds to recycling. Also featured are readings and performances by Laura Dern, Stephin Merritt and They Might Be Giants, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the American Museum of Natural History with Dr. Michael Novacek and Dr. Christopher Raxworthy.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL139930

Copyright date: ©2017

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