Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic | KCET
Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic
"Explore" takes you to the Northern reaches of the planet, through live high definition webcams and expeditions deep into the Arctic. On the shores of Hudson Bay, polar bears wait for the ice to harden so they can move out miles from shore to hunt for the seals that feed them over the winter. Beluga whales gather in large pods, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, Explore’s “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the Arctic in a way never before presented on broadcast television.
“Explore: Pearls of the Planet – The Arctic” also goes behind the scenes to show the installation of high definition web cameras that feed the dozens of live screens at the explore.org portal that are watched by millions of users worldwide. These cameras open a window to the wild, which includes majestic Orca whales in the Pacific Northwest, baby ospreys hatching in their nests in Maine, and panda bears frolicking in China.
Explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe. It was founded by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again.
Both educational and inspirational, explore.org features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short and easily understandable segments, explore.org films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them.
Link TV and KCET are have been the primary broadcast outlets the works of Explore expeditions for the past eight years.
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