Peter May has the unique job of reconstructing dinosaurs for museum displays. He works with a team using real dinosaur bones as well as artificial bones to create these giant creatures. How did Peter May become a dinosaur builder? How does he know what these long-extinct animals looked like?
People often visit aquariums to see sea creatures in their natural environment, but in Baltimore, a local program brings aquarium exhibits to people. Local teenagers travel to schools and libraries to educate children about sea life and conservation. How do people react to Aquarium on Wheels? What do the teenagers learn from their work?
People from around the world travel to Coober Pedy, Australia, with hopes of getting rich. This town is full of valuable stones called 'opals'. Some opals are worth millions, but they are extremely hard to find. What influences the value of an opal? What does it take to find them?
The Amazon rain forest is in crisis. Illegal miners are destroying the homes of millions of plants and animals; however, one group of scientists is exploring the far off regions of a newly formed national park to stop the destruction. How can they help to save the rain forest? Who will they get to help them?
The human body is an amazing 'machine' made up of different systems that allow us to do things like run, eat, and even breath. These systems work together to keep the body functioning normally and healthily. How does the human body actually work? What jobs do the systems perform?
For thousands of years certain remote groups of native Chinese people have existed in near isolation. Separated from the mainstream world, these deeply cultural communities have maintained the old ways of life. Now, with the introduction of today's modern conveniences, they could disappear. What are these cultures? Can they be preserved befo... more
In Argentina, there is a group of men who live a unique life; the life of a gaucho. This special type of cowboy has been continuing the old traditions for centuries. What type of lifestyle do these men have and what does it mean to be a gaucho?