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, October 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Meet Naledi, a baby elephant orphan who finds her place in the herd with the help of her caretakers.

Ongoing

Watch The Crowd and The Cloud on-demand, showcasing the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. Then pick your project to become involved in as a citizen scientist. All ages welcome!

Recently

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about a visionary and charismatic cattleman, Kirk Hanna.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00pm
Join the space probe Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Iconic 19th-century painter and naturalist John James Audubon, who explored the American frontier in search of "the feathered tribes" he loved and studied, is spotlighted
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Farthest Voyager in Space, a two-hour special about NASA’s historic Voyager mission to explore our solar system and beyond
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:15pm
On Monday August 21, 2017, America’s eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00pm
Nature's Great Race follows three groups of animals – caribou, zebra, and elephants – as they face the immense challenges of migration in places around the world.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
PBS's latest venture is a live, natural-history adventure program with Wild Alaska Live, a three-part, multi-platform production that airs July 23, 26 and 30 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, as a part of its “Summer of Adventure” lineup.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:00pm
Renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is a natural-born storyteller.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
Nature's Great Race follows three groups of animals – caribou, zebra, and elephants – as they face the immense challenges of migration in places around the world.
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
This two-part documentary takes audiences below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, and into the middle of a complex war for survival.
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:00pm
This two-part documentary takes audiences below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, and into the middle of a complex war for survival.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
In Calculating Ada:The Countess of Computing, Dr. Hannah Fry (The Mathematics of Love) explores the short yet remarkable life of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian-era British socialite and one of the world’s earliest computer pioneers.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Julia Robinson, a pioneer among American women in mathematics, rose to prominence in a field where often she was the only woman.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds through high-speed cameras and breakthrough science.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 9:00pm
The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:00pm
Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow in the night sky.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone.

 

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