Spaceship Earth: A Global Geography

September 1st, 1994 - August 31st, 1995 | PROJECT

South Carolina Educational Television Network will secure rights for one additional PBS broadcast plus three additional years of off-air recording for educational purposes. In 1990, NSF awarded $367,430 to the South Carolina Educational Network toward production and dissemination of a television series entitled, "Spaceship Earth." The series takes a satellite's-eye view of the Earth, providing a unified look at the rich variety and interdependency of life and land on our planet. Topics considered in the programs include: an overview of a new global geography, population, earth's crust, world markets, weather, seas and oceans, rivers, forests, food, and "the watchkeepers," Earth's inhabitants who are responsible for its well-being. That series was completed and broadcast over a three year period. During that time it attract large general audiences and was widely used in schools. There is continued interest is use of the series, however, broadcast and off-air taping rights have expired. South Carolina Educational Television also will develop and disseminate promotional material to alert audiences and teachers of the continued availability of the project.

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Team Members

Ruth Sproat, Principal Investigator, ETV Endowment of South Carolina, Inc.


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9452814
Funding Amount: 26500


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public
Discipline: Geoscience and geography | Life science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology