NATURE: Born in the Rockies | First Steps | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Monday, March 27, 2 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of NATURE: Born in the Rockies. After watching, dive deeper with resources about one of the world’s most challenging and spectacular habitats and the animals that live there on PBS LearningMedia.

Journey deep into the wild heart of the Rocky Mountains and experience this rugged land through the eyes of its iconic wildlife. In First Steps, we follow new animal mothers through the trials of raising a family in the Rocky Mountains from early spring to late summer. Cranes migrate north to give birth, a bison mother protects her lambs from threats and young mountain goats learn to climb.

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Grizzly Conservation | Born in the Rockies

Grades 6-12
The Rocky Mountains stretch from central New Mexico to Northern Canada and hosts many kinds of ecosystems. It is a place that many animals call home, some live there year-round while others migrate to mate and raise young. The grizzly bear is an iconic species found in the Rocky Mountains. Grizzly bear cubs are born during hibernation and are raised by a fiercely protective mother for about two years. Observe a grizzly family during their second year and learn about some of the challenges they face while growing up in these videos from NATURE’s Born in the Rockies.

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