Synopsis by Sally Barber
Nature Knows Best is a 13-volume children's series exploring contemporary environmental issues, as well as possible local and global solutions to ecological problems plaguing the planet. Backed by solid research, the programs offer information in an entertaining format. Animation and fun characters capture the attention of viewers, while presenting important ecological concepts. In part six, A Tree Is More Than Just a Tree, host Albert learns amazing facts about the world of trees, from the importance of wood products to a tree's sophisticated ecosystem. Also addressed is the tree as an oxygen producer and pollution filter, and the impact of shrinking forestland on the planet. The series is appropriate for youngsters in elementary through junior high grades. Other titles include Air - It's Everywhere, Rain Forests - Long May They Reign, Oceans - Save the Wave, Food for All Seasons?, Rubbish and Waste - A Boomerang, Animal Factory, Sound and Noise: Unplugged, Energy - There Are Better Ways, The Earth's Alive, The Value of a Bird, Water and Weather, and Water - The Never Ending Cycle.