Dinosaur Train: What's at the Center of the Earth?

In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill train! This amazing machine gives its passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a whole new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of… especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!

Forces of Nature | Elements

Forces of Nature | Elements airs on WSKG TV September 21, 2016 at 8pm. The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world? 

Thin Ice, The Inside Story of Climate Science

Thin Ice The Inside Story of Climate Science airs on WSKG TV April 20, 2016 at 10pm.  

The Thin Ice project began over a cup of coffee at a climate change and governance conference in Wellington in 2006. Peter Barrett (Victoria University) suggested to Simon Lamb (then at Oxford University) that he make a film about the science of climate change with his friend David Sington (DOX Productions)

The idea was to let people see an insider’s view of the astonishing range of human activity and scientific work needed to understand the world’s changing climate. Viewers would then be able to decide individually and collectively how to deal with the issue. Simon and David talked to researchers on four continents as they explained their work measuring changes in the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets.

Life's Rocky Start

Calcite (Cumbria England), from the collections of the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University. photo: Rob Tinworth 
NOVA Life’s Rocky Start aired on WSKG TV on January 13 at 9pm. Watch the full episode now:

Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a place of meteorite impacts, volcanic eruptions, and lightning flashing through a thin atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. How did it happen?