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Learn about biological diversity or "biodiversity" and how it keeps our ecosystems balanced. See what big tasks insects perform to maintain healthy environments, and find out how riding the bus can literally help save the world.

Each plant and animal - including humans - make up a vital thread that forms a tapestry of life that makes Earth a truly unique place. Come and find out what "Natural Connection" you play in this fabric of life.

Natural Connections(external) from King County DNRP on Vimeo.

» Natural Connections website

» Order Natural Connections DVD or VHS (external link)

5 Emmy Awards
Gold Hugo, Chicago International Television Competition
Best of Category , Best Educational Value, Best Scientific Content and Best Conservation Message, International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula
UNESCO Silver Medal, The New York Festivals
Best of Category, EarthVision Environmental Film & Video Festival
Best Graphic Design, International Monitor Awards
Bronze Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America
Equinox Environmental Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Olympia Environmental Film Festival
SAVVY Award

"Astonishingly beautiful documentary...With gorgeous photography, straightforward writing and enthusiastic participation by scientists who don't come off as pedants...a wake-up call that is riveting and startling, but, more important, congenial, considerate and convincing." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A beautifully produced and effective piece." Edward O. Wilson, Honorary Curator of Entomology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, and author of "Biophilia" and "The Diversity of Life"

"This video...is an invaluable teaching tool. There are dozens of films on the market that address the environmental and biodiversity problems we are currently facing. Natural Connections may have an edge because it will appeal to all age groups. Highly recommended for public, school and college libraries." Barb Butler, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, MC Journal

"Superb photography, eloquent narration, and stirring interviews with biologists combine to make this Emmy Award winner perhaps the best video I have ever seen to make the case for the preservation of biodiversity. This dramatic video should be required viewing for all students teachers, parents, politicians, business leaders, consumers...Most highly recommended for viewers from about grade 6 or 7 through adults. Schools, nature centers, camps, and even individuals will value this video." Dan R. Kunkle, Wildlife Activist Magazine

"A lovely piece of work. Excellent production values and interesting vignettes help to make several concepts in conservation and biodiversity very real and immediate...Could be used quite effectively in secondary schools or lower division biology or ecology classes as an introduction to issues of biodiversity, the interconnectedness of the natural world, and the critical need for conservation. All of the scientists interviewed are articulate and interesting...Individual vignettes and stories could be used separately in more advanced classes or where class time is very short." Michael Renner, Professor of Animal Behavior, West Chester University