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 nine, The Oceans - Save the Wave, viewers explore the source of the origins of life and the largest ecosystem in the world -- the oceans. Host Albert plunges into the wild blue to talk with whales and frolic with a dolphin playmate who reveals the ocean's secrets to Albert. Albert learns about fishing technology, including sonar systems, underwater vacuum cleaners, and factory ships. The plight of the oceans from over fishing and sewage is also examined. 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, 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.