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New Documentary Series Has Local Relevance – Join WFSU Public Media for a Discussion on the Apalachicola

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Apalachicola River - Aspalaga Bluff

A new PBS documentary series, Age of Nature, asks whether newfound awareness of nature could bring about a new chapter in the human story.

The Age of Nature is about the human relationship to nature and fixing our past mistakes. Through a grant from PBS, WFSU explores that relationship along the Apalachicola River basin. There is not a region in our area with a tighter human connection to nature. A crippled oyster fishery and a timber industry wrecked by Hurricane Michael have illustrated this.

WFSU has created several opportunities for the public to be a part of the discussion around sustaining our local natural habitat.

Join us for a series of television, radio, and Ecology Blog stories answering the questions at the heart of Age of Nature as they pertain to the Apalachicola River and Forgotten Coast. On October 20, 2020 at 7 pm ET, join us virtually by registering for a screening and discussion. We’ll preview upcoming episodes of Age of Nature, and an all-star panel will talk about the future of this remarkable bio-region.

For middle and high school students, teachers, and schools interested in an education-focused event, we’re taking a virtual field trip to the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines. Find out more information about and register for this thirty-minute event which will take place on October 6, 2020 at 10 am ET. If your student is not available at that time, the event will be recorded it for future viewing.

At this crucial turning point in our planet’s history, The Age of Nature brings together inspirational contributors, rare archive material and stunning imagery from around the world, to give us a deeper understanding of Nature and our place within it.

The Age of Nature premieres Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT on WFSU-TV/WFSG-TV. Visit WFSU’s website to preview PBS’s Age of Nature.

WFSU thanks The Nature Conservancy in Florida, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, and Florida Native Plant Society for their partnership in this project. For more information contact WFSU’s lead producer

Rob Diaz de Villegas