Episode 210 - Redwoods

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 15, 2010 - Sunday, November 21, 2010
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015

This episode features what has been called "Nature's Cathedral," the majestic redwood trees. First up we meet some guys that don't mind getting a little dirty. And they're up bright and early on a Saturday morning to go to work! They're giving up part of their weekend to help restore an overgrown grove of redwood trees. Brendan and Jordan grab some gloves to lend a hand and to find out why they are passionate about preserving these majestic Giants.

Redwood trees go back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Some of them can live more than 3,000 years! Some of them grow to more than 25 stories tall! Is climate change affecting them too? Jalena talks to biodiversity scientist Dr. Healy Hamilton to see what the future holds.

How did you spend your summer? We found some typical teens went to the beach...but, not-so-typically, it was a beach in Costa Rica! They're members of the Environmental Science Academy at Oakland High School and their trip to Costa Rica inspired them to do their part to reduce the use of plastic. Jessica catches up with them to learn more.

There's a lot talk about Ozone. What is it? Is there a hole in the Ozone layer. This extended Eco-Lingo segment helps to explain Ozone and gets the lowdown on Ozone from a NASA scientist.