NATURE: Undercover in the Jungle | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight
Tuesday, September 13, 1 PM
For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of NATURE. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the work of naturalists and unusual animal behaviors on PBS LearningMedia.
In Ecuador’s Amazon basin lies a special patch of jungle that is a living, breathing, green metropolis of life. It is an untouched, secluded wilderness teeming with biodiversity, only accessible by boat. “Undercover in the Jungle” follows a team of naturalists and filmmakers on a mission to capture the intimate behaviors of the wildlife who dwell here by installing a network of more than 50 remotely operated cameras and mini-cams, from the dark rainforest floor right up to a tangled canopy 300 feet in the air.
Animal Observation: Understanding Unusual Behavior | Undercover in the Jungle
Grades 6-8 Naturalists use scientific reasoning to explain unusual behavior in this video from NATURE: Undercover in the Jungle. When a spider monkey climbs down from the treetops, naturalists wonder why it would unnecessarily risk its life for a drink of water. But further observations help them to discover that there is more to the watering hole than meets the eye.
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