A CLEAN EXIT
This film views the Army's environmental restoration of the Presidio from post to park.
30 minutes video (7th grade - adult)
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY
Join Bill Nye the Science guy while exploring the development from diatoms to mammals.
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY
Join Bill Nye the Science guy while exploring the rocks, energy, genes, the water cycle, and friction.
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY – MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
CALIFORNIA'S TULE ELK
Strong images and stirring narrative portray how a bountiful wildlife legacy was nearly shattered by the gold rush and the race to develop California's natural resources.
1990 26 minutes video
CALIFORNIA WATER: WHAT'S NEXT?
Water is California's most valuable resource. This debate brings together leading experts on water policy in an attempt to provide Californians with a fair and comprehensive look at the complex question of water development. Recommended for 9th grade and up.
1983 1 hour video (9th grade - adult)
Hosted by Robert Redford and produced by the National Audubon Society, this video tells the story of the endangered California Condor. It focuses on conservation and what is being done now to try to save this species.
1974 1 hour video (6th grade - adult)
CONJUNCTION USE: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO WATER PLANNING
This program simplifies an often misunderstood concept: conjunctive use – coordinating surface water and groundwater supplies, which are often managed as separate resources. Conjunctive use has the potential of maximizing water use efficiency, water supply protection and water conservation for communities throughout California. Produced by the Water Education Foundation.
1999 11 minute video
DAVID’S “HUMPHERY” TOUR
DRIVE INTO THE CORAL REEFS
EARTH DAY 1990
This is a series of television clips and news programs aired during Earth Day 1990. Included is Bay Area Channel 5's Earth Day Quiz, which alerts viewers to environmental problems facing our earth. The program also offers reasonable suggestions to the question "What can I do?" The Earth Day Quiz is approximately 20 minutes long.
1990 2 hours video (6th grade - adult)
Using fantastic underwater micro-photography, this production provides a close-up look at an estuary -- the biologically important wetlands where the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of the ocean. As we watch barnacles feeding, and the comic acrobatics of diving ducks, the film details the complex ecology of estuarial life.
1979 12 minutes video (4th grade - young adult)
FROM A SNOWFLAKE TO THE BAY
Learn how water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains travel to our homes in the Bay Area.
12 minutes video (4th grade – young adults)
GIFTS OF THE WHALES
THE GROUND WATER ADVENTURES OF WALTER WET
This video teaches about groundwater protection and preservation at the local (municipal) level. Learn about basic hydrology, aquifers, wells, pollution sources and well head protection. Produced by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and US Environmental Protection Agency.
12 minutes video
Wendy Tokuda of KPIX TV news tells the story of Humphrey the whale using actual news footage. This film is designed for children but adults will enjoy the story too.
1991 35 minutes video (children - young adults)
IF DOLPHINS COULD TALK
Michael Douglas hosts this National Audubon Society special on dolphins. The video features spectacular photography, and stresses the importance of conservation and protecting our wildlife.
1990 1 hour video (6th grade - adult)
I'M SAVING THE EARTH, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Caring for the environment is not just a corporate concern. It has to happen in the home as well. This entertaining and fun video follows Dave Cole, an environmental auditor, as Dave performs an audit of the Seagull household. Issues like hazardous waste disposal of home products, air and water quality, and conservation tips are all covered in the action-oriented video. Also included are important steps you can take to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in your home.
1995 12 minutes video
THE INTERTIDAL ZONE
Through the eyes of a patient and observant marine biologist we explore the ecology of the intertidal zone, that area covered by the highest tides and exposed during the lowest. The many special adaptations to this difficult environment, interactive life cycles, and food chains, are detailed with stunning visuals.
1985 17 minutes video (high school - adult)
JELLIES & OTHER OCEAN DRIFTERS
From this beginning, California's State Parks and the number of Ranger/Guardians protecting, interpreting and administering them, has steadily grown. Meet the true pioneers of the early State Parks, including the first female Ranger. You will find these Rangers and their experiences as inspirational as the parks in which they served. 1991 25 minutes video
JOURNEY OF THE BLOB
Learn about the water cycle by following a little boy's science project through Canada's waters. This clever little film is for children 5 to 12 years old.
1990 10 minutes video (kindergarten - 7th grade)
JUDGEMENT ON THE WATER
Produced by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
16 minute video (at the Water Safty Table)
JUST ADD WATER
This Canadian film discusses the impact of water management and irrigation.
1991 24 minutes video (high school - adult)
KIDS BY THE BAY
Learn about restoring the environment and study about endangered species.
19 minutes video (kindergarten – 5th grade)
LIFE IN THE SEA: VOLUME 1 -- GREAT SEA MAMMALS
Discover the vast underwater world as you've never seen it before. Learn how the oceans were formed and why the sea is blue. Witness the fascinating phenomenon of the underwater food chain at work. Enjoy the exquisite beauty and playful intelligence of the dolphin with its complex language and amazing communication skills. Marvel at the magnificence of the whale, the world's oldest mammal, which has made the ocean its playpen. Meet the monarch of the sea, orca, the killer whale, who reigns supreme. Discover the gory secrets of the fiercest water mammals as they hunt for prey. Learn to identify many of the hundreds of species of fish, including the colorful angelfish, the tang, the harlequin bass, the dour lizard fish, and the funny-looking long snout seahorse. From the smallest microscopic organism to the largest ravenous predatory uncover the mysteries of Life in the Sea.
60 minutes video
LIFE IN THE SEA: VOLUME 2 -- GREAT SEA PREDATORS
Go face-to-face with the terror of the shark. Witness a variety of species from the hammerhead to the jet-fighter shape of the mako shark, and the sleek, fearful terror of the great white. Learn how a boneless skeleton and unique reproductive behavior separate the shark from other fish. Discover why some fish live in disguise and how that can mean the difference between life and death. See the blue shark use countershading to creep up on prey without being noticed. Experience the camouflaging tactics of dangerous fish who change color and sex routinely. Understand what can thrive and what can perish within the stinging tentacles of the sea anemone. Witness the deadly skill of the octopus as it strangles its prey. Separate fact from fiction in this real-life adventure into Life in the Sea.
60 minutes video
MAGNIFICENT FISH – THE FORGOTTON GAINT
MESSAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN
NO SAFE HARBOR
Ted Danson, founder of the American Oceans Campaign, explores the condition of our waters and our fish as he journeys from the eastern bays to the western sounds. Along the way he meets fishermen and scientists who tell their own stories. A visual tale of vast marine resources, No Safe Harbor chronicles tremendous loss and possible remedies. It is at once disturbing, educational and inspiring.
1990 19 minutes video
OCEANS ALIVE! PARTS 2, 3, 4
A series of twenty 5-minute programs that illustrate the relationships among marine life and support the teaching of life science. Filmed entirely in the wild in the Red Sea, Caribbean Sea, Sea of Cortez, Pacific, and other locations, Oceans Alive! encourages students to ask questions and to share their experiences about the sea.
49 minutes video
THE POWER OF WATER
60 minute video
SALMON AND STEELHEAD: ON THE EDGE
A stunning documentary on the status of California's salmon and steelhead trout resources and the lives and communities dependent on the fishery.
1988 28 minutes video (7th grade - adult)
SALT WATER INTRUSION DEMO
1988 8 minutes film
SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY PROJECT
The EPA has designed a project to guide the use and preservation of the Bay and Delta area. This film describes the many uses and problems of the area, and then offers possible solutions.
1979 16 minutes video (9th grade - adult)
Dives into the explosive front line between land and sea. From crashing waves and blasting winds to placid tide pool, discover what makes our coastlines so alluring to the masses of wildlife and humans who gather there.
1996 35 minutes video
SECRETS OF THE BAY
Narrated by Evening Magazine's Jan Yanehiro, this film reveals the wildlife hidden among the six million human inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay Area. This video was produced by the Save San Francisco Bay Association.
1990 28 minutes video (5th grade - young adult)
Peter Benchley, the author of "Jaws", tells the real story behind the most feared of sea animals. Spectacular photography enhances the National Audubon Society video which emphasizes the need for conservation.
1989 1 hour video (9th grade - adult)
TRASHING THE OCEANS
Divided into three segments, the first describes the effects of garbage, especially plastic, on sea life. The following segment describes a successful project designed to prevent such disasters as demonstrated in Newport, Oregon. The video ends with a recap of the first segment. There are some distressing photos of injured and trapped animals--not recommended for younger children.
1988 19 minutes video (9th grade - adult)
TRIPPING WITH TERWILLIGER: BAY TIDELANDS
Using the theater of the mind, the audience is led by Mr. Raccoon through the magic door of discovery on a journey that creates respect for and an awareness of the beauty of nature. Guided by naturalist Elizabeth Terwilliger to a saltwater marsh and bay tidelands at low tide, secrets of the wildlife environment are shared through the observation of several intriguing creatures in their natural habitat. Recommended for preschool through 6th grade.
1972 14 minutes video
WATER: A PRECIOUS RESOURCE
Students learn where water comes from...and by means of an animated sequence of the hydrologic cycle, they learn how water is endlessly recycled. Students will also observe some of the many ways in which water is used - and abused. Recommended for grades 6 through adult.
1980 23 minutes video (6th grade - adult)
The history of water in California is portrayed in this program. Rare drawings and historic film footage cover water controversies from the days of Mexican ranches and gold miners to today's discussions over environmental, agricultural and urban uses.
1989 28 minutes video (7th grade - adult)
Johnny Carson narrates this National Audubon Society video highlighting the fascinating life of the whale.
1991 1 hour video (5th grade - young adult)
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT H2O?
A talking cartoon raindrop answers such questions as "What is evaporation?" and "Where does rain come from?" For younger children.
1988 5 minutes video (kindergarten - 6th grade)
WILD SALMON FEVER
Learn about anadramous fish and the earth ecosystem
22 minutes video (ages 5 – adults)
THE WORLD BELOW
The Worlds Below is a wondrous journey into the undersea worlds of California's Monterey Bay. Six lyric compositions of images and music transport you from wave-swept rocks, across the vast submerged plains, and into the mysterious dark depths of the Monterey Canyon. Then our narrator, marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle, takes us back through these undersea worlds on a voyage of words, adding interesting new information to the worlds we've experienced. Each time you revisit these subsea domains, they become more fascinating.
1988 21 minutes video