Nature Knows Best: The Value of a Bird (1998)

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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 three, The Value of a Bird, host Albert ponders the true worth of our feathered friends. He considers the contributions of the bird kingdom, from their role as pest and insect eradicators, to tree planters. Also explored is the role of the bird in man's inspiration in the innovation of the aviation industry. 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, A Tree Is More Than Just a Tree, Energy - There Are Better Ways, The Earth's Alive, Water and Weather, and Water - The Never Ending Cycle.