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 concepts. In part ten, Food for All Seasons?, host Albert takes up with a mouse to explore our physical and social requirements for food. At the grocery store, Albert and his little buddy come upon apples from New Zealand and pears from Chile, opening questions as to how modern agriculture impacts ecological systems. The duo visit laboratories where vegetables are grown by drip feed methods and share a flight with some veggies that offer surprising revelations. 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, 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.