National Geographic and PBS have created a series of four television documentaries together called Strange Days on Planet Earth that delve into the effects of phenomena such as alien invasions (earthly alien species, that is), global warming, the disappearance of large predators, and the spread of toxins in the world's water systems. From what we've seen, they make for a riveting 21st-century media approach to studying environmental issues.
Thanks to the Internet Scout Project's Scout Report, we also learned of a complementary Web site for the Strange Days series that offers loads of material to study, explore, utilize as an educational resource, and otherwise just experience. There are interviews, experiments, links, activities … on and on it goes.
Just one small piece, in the For Educators section, is described as follows:
The Strange Days on Planet Earth project is proud to offer you an activity guide to help you delve deeper into the topics covered in the documentary series. Activities are especially appropriate for middle school-aged learners. All are peer reviewed, correlated to national science education standards and conform to the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Excellence in Environmental Education — Guidelines for Learning (K-12).
Click HERE to link to the Strange Days on Planet Earth Web site.