Science & Nature

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

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Recently

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.
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:00pm
Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Witness the life-and-death relationship of wolves and buffalo in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
The striking white Lipizzaner stallions of the famed Spanish Riding School in Vienna have been thrilling audiences for centuries.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with a stunning visual portrait of the breathtaking landscapes of Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks set to a score selected and recorded by Music Director Thierry Fischer and The Utah Symphony.

 

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