Science & Nature

Science & Nature programs on WXXI TV
and Radio as well as online discussion
and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below.

Upcoming

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:00pm
Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans.

Recently

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species.
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 3:30pm
The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. A species few people have heard of – yet it is devastating the Hemlock forests and the delicate ecosystems that depend upon them.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
The sky is one of the world’s most challenging places to thrive, but across the planet an extraordinary and unexpected range of animals does something we can only dream of – takes to the air. 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to climate change.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Visit Monterey Bay, California, to view the confluence of creatures in its thriving ecosystem.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:00pm
Join Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find humanity’s true place in the cosmos in the SEASON FINALE.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
Disasters are big business. Follow an investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 8:30pm
An estimated 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and many moms have specific hopes for how their labor will go.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
PBS and National Geographic have partnered on a six-part science series that aims to decode the mysteries of evolutionary biology, astrophysics and quantum mechanics.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
It won’t come as any surprise that survival is the number one goal in the animal kingdom. But to ensure success on a continual basis, many creatures have opted to form alliances rather than go it alone.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00pm
Although intellect and talent were vital to the preeminent scientists of the 20th century, it was ultimately their individual personalities and quirks that drove each to great discoveries.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
This documentary charts sculptor and Irondequoit native, Todd McGrain's efforts to memorialize five birds — the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
Take a detailed look at owls and see how they’re influencing 21st-century technology and design.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Inspired by Timothy Egan’s best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of the massive wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm
This six-part documentary series, directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with Dayton Duncan, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
Explore how newly established wildlife corridors offer hope to our planet’s endangered species.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
The reality of bipolar disorder is hard to fathom: five and a half million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Explore the serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
Feel the emotion as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care

 

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