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 students, while presenting important concepts. In part seven, Air - It's Everywhere, host Albert learns a few lessons from a kleptomaniac magpie as he journeys with the bird to discover pollution sources, including noxious gases from the barbecue where they stop for lunch. Viewers find out what can be done to preserve the earth's air quality. The series is appropriate for youngsters in elementary through junior high grades. Other titles include Oceans - Save the Wave, Rain Forests - Long May They Reign, Food for All Seasons?, Animal Factory, Rubbish and Waste - A Boomerang, Sound and Music - Unplugged, A Tree Is More Than Just a Tree, Energy - There Are Better Ways, The Earth's Alive, The Value of a Bird, Water and Weather, and Water - The Never Ending Cycle.