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Earth Optimism Indonesia TV

Earth Optimism Education Series

This ten-part series is the result of a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution’s Earth Optimism Initiative, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. For more information on how you might use this series contact: earthoptimism@si.edu


Episode 1: Our Oceans: Protecting Coral Reefs
Why are some scientists optimistic about new tools for saving coral reefs?
Additional Resources: Coral PDF
Video in English
Video in Indonesian

Episode 2: A Future Full of Fish
How might scientists and communities combine forces to solve the problem of sustainable fishing?
Additional Resources: Fish PDF
Video in English

Video in Indonesian

Episode 3: Tracking Animals on the Move
It would be easy to study animals if they just stood still! New tools to track animals are giving scientists a whole new insight into their lives, and ideas on how to protect them.
Additional Resources: Animals on the Move PDF
Video in English
Video in Indonesian

Episode 4: How to Take Care of Big Cats
Meet some of the scientists who are working to protect cats by studying them.
Additional Resources: Big Cats PDF

Episode 5: Living with Elephants and other Species!
Conservation only works when communities are engaged. But what if your neighbor is an elephant? Can we all live together?
Additional Resources: Living with Elephants PDF

Episode 6: Finding a Way Back for Animals
Can we create a world where wildlife and people both thrive? Hear from scientists and people all over the world who are mapping out a better future to save species.
Additional Resources: Finding a Way PDF

Episode 7: Designing the Future
Design is everywhere we look. From the clothes we wear to the phone we use or the houses where we live. What if we could find a better way to design?Additional Resources: SSEC Pdf

Episode 8: Building One Healthy Planet
Human Health is all our priority. So, why are veterinarians studying wildlife health so important to protecting us and preventing pandemics? Meet virus hunters and learn about the One Health approach.
Additional Resources: SSEC Pdf

Episode 9: Thinking Big: The Impact of Optimism
What does it take to make a difference in conservation? We meet some people who started by thinking big.
Additional Resources: SSEC Pdf

Episode 10: My Career in Conservation
Are you thinking about a career in conservation? This episode introduces you to some amazing people who went down that path.
Additional Resources: SSEC Pdf

Earth Optimism is an initiative led by the Smithsonian Institution's Conservation Commons Network, including Movement of Life and Working Land and Seascapes Actions Areas

Thanks to: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Office of International Relations, Smithsonian Marine Station, Smithsonian Enterprises, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Science Education Center, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, The Smithsonian Channel

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