I’ve put together a list of 5 of my
1. The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things is a Canadian television series about nature and technology hosted by David Suzuki. The show is on its 58th season and many episodes are free to stream online. If there’s a topic you are interested in, I’m sure you can find it!
If you are new to the show, I suggest beginning with “The Wild Canadian Year.” This series shows how our natural landscapes change throughout the seasons and how animals adapt to the extreme changes in weather. Also, if you are interested in landscape and wildlife videography, check out their making of segment. It gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the patience and perseverance needed to film wildlife.
2. Wild_Life with Bertie Gregory
I love Wild_Life with Bertie Gregory and wish there were more episodes. In this series, National Geographic teams up with wildlife cameraman Bertie Gregory to film and teach us about various animals. Bertie’s sense of
I highly recommend the mini-series where Bertie tracks down coastal wolves on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The footage is beautiful and we learn a lot about Vancouver Island’s ecosystem and its inhabitants including bears, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, whales, and salmon. The series is 16 videos and each one is about 4 – 7 minutes long.
3. The Slow Mo Guys
The Slow Mo Guys have created a few really cool videos capturing the
I loved learning about the golden eagle’s eyelid. In slow motion, you really get to see the membrane as it closes around the eye. It’s extraordinary. Also cool is seeing the tongue of a parson’s chameleon as it engulfs a cricket. It’s like watching something out of a sci-fi horror film. Seriously, you have to check these videos out!
4. Lesley the Bird Nerd
Interested in birds? Lesley’s Youtube Channel teaches us about birds from her home in Newfoundland, Canada. You’ll learn about blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches, gray jays, cedar waxwings, falcons, crows, and other birds common to North America.
Ever wonder why blue jays are blue? How birds stay warm in the winter? Or, how the American robin got its name? Lesley has the answer to these questions and many more. Some of my
5. BBC Earth
BBC Earth has a great social media presence and some online resources to help you learn more about the planet. Check out their Twitter and Instagram pages for videos, photos, and helpful captions. They team up with young zoologists, conservationists, and wildlife filmmakers to make captivating and interactive Instagram stories. Their websites also have some resources, check out this video from their Blue Planet series which shows the incredible strength of the clownfish.
Let me know in the comments section if you have any other suggestions for online resources that can help us learn about nature! 🙂 You can also check out my other recommendation posts. I have a post on children’s books about nature and Instagram accounts by women who chronicle their outdoor adventures.