Celebrate Earth Day with BBC & win a Frozen Planet DVD, hat & theatrical poster


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BBC Natural History Collection

If you’ll remember, I was lucky enough to review a screener of the first two episodes of Frozen Planet on BBC a few weeks ago. I am absolutely in love with that program.  BBC has always been a fantastic source for natural history programming and I turn to it regularly.  The BBC Natural History Collection features The Life of Birds (3 discs), The Life of Mammals (4 discs), The Blue Planet (5 discs), and Planet Earth (6 discs).  This is a collection of some of my very favorite BBC natural history programming.  If you’re not familiar with them already, here’s a brief description:

The Life of Birds – This DVD set includes the history of birds from the first flying reptiles to today.   You will learn about their challenges in getting into the air and staying there as well as landing safely and how their feathers help in all this.  The DVD also explains the range of bill shapes, their diet and how they find their meals.  This includes birds that eat seeds, bugs, animals and fish.   Also explored are how they attract mates, their communication via signals and songs, laying and hatching their eggs, and raising their young.  There’s even a really interesting section on how birds manage to survive even in the most hostile environments on earth.

The Life of Mammals – The Life of Mammals is the story of 4,000 species that have outlived the dinosaurs.  Their habitats include the farthest reaches of the earth.  You will see so many different animals from the tiniest pygmy shrew that is only 2 inches long to the larges, blue whale!   The photography of these animals is truly stunning. There is beautiful footage from underwater, from desserts, from the arctic, and from snow covered areas.  My favorite has got to be the shots of the wolves – unbelievable!

The Blue Planet – The Blue Planet is all about Earth’s oceans.  Each of the different episodes examines a different type of marine life. You learn about how ocean life is regulated by tides and currents.  You have a chance to see some of the creatures that live in the deepest, darkest, and coldest depths of the oceans that you’ve probably never seen before. The DVD also shows you some of the most remote areas of the ocean that are home to the largest whales and predators. There’s also a section on the Arctic and Antarctic seas and some of the creatures that live in the frozen seas. You’ll also have a chance to see some of the tidal bores, coastal regions and coral seas.

Planet Earth – Planet Earth literally takes you to every corner of the globe.  This DVD  includes amazing photography from mountains, fresh water, north & south poles, caves, desserts, ice worlds, great plains, jungles, seas, forests, and oceans.   There is also a discussion on saving the species and how we can all live together that I really enjoyed watching.

One of my lucky readers is going to win a Frozen Planet DVD set, hat, and theatrical poster:

Frozen Planet

Frozen Planet – Frozen planet examines the frozen wilderness that makes up the Arctic and Antarctic.   You see not only the wildlife that lives above the ice, but the amazing photography will take you under the ice to the water below.  You can read my review of Frozen Planet for more information. Make sure you enter to win the BBC Polar Bear sweepstakes!   Here’s what you can do for a chance to win:

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  1. i learned about the Galapagos Islands and that there are many amazing pictures and facts on their site
  2. They film at both poles using new and improved technology...also known as: you get to see both penguins and polar bears! Thanks for the giveaway! elleon64@gmail.com
  3. Entered Spike giveaway elleon64@gmail.com
  4. Meerkats can dig their own body weight in dirt in a couple of seconds. :) Go Timon! hehe :)
  5. i learned that Orang-utans rarely, if ever come to ground.
  6. The oldest living things on the planet are bristlecone pine trees in California – some of them have been alive for 5,000 years.
  7. declining habitat and population of the orang-utan in Indonesia.
  8. Liz Terek says:
    I read about the Blue Planet DVD & I'd like to get that one too for homeschooling. I think it'd be great with science class.
  9. Shannon Baas says:
    I would like the Yellowstone dvd as I have worked there in the past.
  10. Keely Hostetter says:
    An average male grizzly bear can stand at over two metres tall on its hind legs - hope to never see one in nature.
  11. It took producer Vanessa Berlowitz 10 years to capture a snow leopard sequence on film!
  12. Wow i did not know dat da Antarctic icecap was the largest concentration of ice on our planet. Fanks!
  13. I learned that the oldest living things on the planet are bristlecone pine trees in California
  14. I learned that the king penguin is the second largest species of penguin, weighing up to 35lbs. Thank you!
  15. I entered the Chocolate candy from The Madelaine Chocolate Company
  16. sylvia White says:
    I love all the clips--especially the coyote one
  17. Lane Mahnke says:
    I learned that the largest concentration of ice of the planet is the Antarctic Ice Cap.
  18. Andrea Williams says:
    Frozen Planet brings to the screen the frozen wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic.
  19. Adrienne gordon says:
    Sir David Attenborough narrates
  20. Stephen N. says:
    I learned that my love for nature documentaries is too expensive to satisfy so winning them would be perfect!
  21. Heather Bridson says:
    Small male cuttlefish resort to sneaky tactics in the mating game – even pretending to be female to get in with the ladies.
  22. Stephen N. says:
    Entered the Spike Natural Gourmet Seasonings
  23. I learned that the bbc puts out a program called the Bear Whisperer
  24. I read the male grizzly can stand 2 meters tall on his hind legs!
  25. Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity says:
    I learned that the Green-winged Macaws like to lick salt
  26. Colleen Maurina says:
    I learned that Frozen Planet has taken new technology to the most extreme and remote parts of our planet, capturing groundbreaking imagery above and below the ice.
  27. Susan Smith says:
    They have a program about saving the tiger called Battle to save the Tiger
  28. wendy wallach says:
    i learned how global warming is affecting the polar areamadamerkf at aol dot com
  29. Colleen Maurina says:
    Entered your Butt Bench giveaway.
  30. Daniel Thornton says:
    BBC earth has a facebook page 
  31. Sally Grubbs says:
    I learned they teach about sea animals.
  32. Justice Montgomery says:
    The same thing that I learned from watching Finding Nemo 3459384069830468 times.Clown fish live in anenomes to protect themselves from predators, by covering themselves in a mucus layer which makes them immune to the sting of the anenome...but the predator is not protected and gets stung.
  33. Animals will go into a trance to avoid predators.
  34. I learned that the Great Grey Owl is one off the largest owls in the world with a wingspan of between 4 and 5 feet.
  35. I learned that Sailfish are the fastest fish in the sea – they have been measured doing 109km per hour. Meerkats cannot focus on anything within six metres of themselves. When they bob their heads they are
  36. I learned that Eusocial Shrimp fire out vapor through their claws that is almost as hot as the sun in order to stun their prey.
  37. I learned they have a huge crew of experts helping make this program! bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com
  38. Since they left the seas to conquer land 400 million years ago, this programme looks at how the invertebrates have become the most successful group of animals in the world.
  39. I learned that Planet Earth took over over 2000 filming days.
  40. I learned that Vanessa Berlowitz is the Series Producer for Frozen Planet.
  41. Shelley P says:
    I learned that Bamboo can grow up to 46cm per day – to a height of over 30 metres in three months.
  42. Shelley P says:
    I entered the Spike Natural Gourmet Seasonings giveaway.
  43. Holy moly, batman! There are more than 4,000 seeds in a single fruit of the saguaro cactus. That's a lot of seeds!!!
  44. Michelle C says:
    I learned that they also have one called Life in the Undergrowth. Thanks for the chance to win! mrsmchappell at gmail dot com
  45. I liked that i could read about the crew on the site
  46. Stephanie V. says:
    Shot, with revolutionary new aerial photography, this is from the team behind Blue Planet, including the esteemed and beloved Sir David Attenborough. Planet Earth
  47. Filmed at both poles
  48. Vanessa Berlowitz is the Series Producer for Frozen Planet started in the BBC Natural History unit!
  49. I learned the King Penguin weighs up to 35 lbs!
  50. Antarctic sea urchin babies can synthesize proteins more efficiently than any other organism ever recorded.
  51. There are 11 different programs, how cool!
  52. Aaron Bretveld says:
    I learned that the Frozen Planet series started on March 18th and is on Discovery channel.
  53. Kelly Falcone says:
    I learned that bears can be cannibals!
  54. Michele Behlen says:
    I learned that African penquins have adapted to live in a warm environment
  55. Ronald Oliver says:
    I've learned that it's quite the undertaking to produce the many great documentaries that are available for purchase on the sponsors website. Each series involves a great deal of people that help bring the series to life. Alot is involved in the process of bringing us all these wonderful documentary series to watch.
  56. Rachel Clark says:
    I learned that gibbons have a call to protect their territory, and it can be heard up to two kilometers away!
  57. I learned the show "A Boy Among Polar Bears," by the BBC Natural History Unit, looks at the relationship between a father and son in the Arctic. It explores the facts and information shared about the ancient skills needed to build an igloo.
  58. Debbie Welchert says:
    I learned that the acceleration of a chameleon's tongue is five times faster than an F16 Fighter Jet.
  59. Christine says:
    Bamboo can grow more than 30 meters in 3 months
  60. Jessica Compton says:
    learned that they filmed at both the north and south pole!
  61. I love David Attenborough- his documentaries are always wonderfully done. I'm looking forward to seeing  that Polar volcano since I've never seen anything about that ecosystem before. 
  62. I learned that it was narrated by Sir David Attenborough who is widely acclaimed.
  63. Theresa Shafer says:
    Frozen Planet is the ultimate portrait of the great wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic.
  64. They filmed at both poles using new and improved technology
  65. heather eg kaufman says:
    I see that they have a ton of DVDs. I would love to get some for my boys :)
  66. I learned that the best way to fend off a polar bear is to have a husky dog or someone else with you.
  67. I learned that there are more than 4,000 seeds in a single fruit of the saguaro cactus. That's a lot of seeds!
  68. I entered your giveaway: In Time DVD!
  69. I learned that Alastair Fothergill, one of the executive producers, is currently working on two projects for DisneyNature!coriwestphal at msn dot com
  70. I learned you blink 15 000 times a day, WOW!!
  71. christine jessamine says:
    i learned they have a dvd on yellowstone!
  72. Les Johnson says:
    A Kasanka bat colony consumes six million kg of fruit per night.
  73. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:
    I learned there are newly discovered coral reefs in tropical Indonesia .vmkids3 at msn dot com
  74. i learned it's a series and not a movie
  75. Paula Tavernie says:
    Bristle Pine Cone Trees are the oldest living thing on earth!
  76. I see that this series is made by the same group that made the Life series. Hopefully this one is as good.
  77. I learned that most sea stars sprout five symmetrical-looking arms, and can regenerate them if lost.
  78. i learned they filmed at both north & south pole
  79. I learned that these look so interesting.   My family would love them. thanks carolwegs at gmail dot com
  80. Would love to enter, but there are times where being from Canada has it downfalls Stopping by as part of the Earth Day Hop, if you have a chance stop by to enter the giveaway I am hosting as well http://www.littlemisskate.ca/2012/04/hip-look-at-clothdiapers-changing.html
  81. Planet Earth took over over 2000 filming days.
  82. I learned that Sir David Attenborough narrates.
  83. I learned that on April 21st, the original BBC version will be playing in America for the first time
  84. jeanne conner says:
    I learned that Hundreds of football sized Brunsvigia bosmaniae flower heads emerge out of the ground at the same time exactly three weeks after autumn’s first 15mm of rain.
  85. Christine W says:
    I learned that Sir David Attenbourough narrated Nature's Great Events and epic Life series
  86. Kasee Johnson says:
    I haven't seen LIFE ... yet! I love the entire series and am just starting to work more science lessons into my 7 year old's homeschooling curriculum. All of these videos would be perfect -- broken down into segments -- for his classes.
  87. They have such beautiful programs! I really want to see Yellowstone.
  88. They also sell a Wild Africa video...looks good!
  89. Michelle Rogers says:
    I learned about the obstacles mammals and plants must overcome to survive.
  90. Rachael Henzman says:
    I learned that Vanessa Berlowitz is the Series Producer for Frozen Planet.
  91. I learned that they are cool facts to share such as: If you put all of the world’s insects and all the world’s humans on a pair of scales, the insects would weigh 300 times as much.  I didn't know... kinda scary in a sense isn't it?  Bugs can definitely play the 'strength in number' card.
  92. They have a program re National Parks,like Yellowstone.
  93. Jude Skocki Kelly says:
    Alastair Fothergill is currently an Executive Producer in the BBC Natural History Unit where he started in 1983
  94. Tiffany Hoyt says:
    I learned that Planet Earth took over 2000 days to film.
  95. I learned that there are penguins in Africa!
  96. I learned that you could watch clips on their site
  97. I learned that there is more ice on the Antarctic Ice Cap than anywhere else on earth!
  98. The oldest living things on the planet are bristlecone pine trees in California!
  99. Heather Poindexter says:
    In the breeding grounds of Tonga, 40 ton humpback whale males crash into each other at full speed to compete for the ladies.
  100. Thanks for the giveaway...Narrator Sir David Attenborough’s importance and influence on the BBC Earth brand cannot be overstated; has entertained and informed audiences across the globe for over 50 years.senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com
  101. They have fun facts on their website. The one I just read is- When monarch butterflies gather, there are four million of them for every acre of land – and one billion of them in Mexican forests.
  102. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/c form) says:
    I learned that "small male cuttlefish resort to sneaky tactics in the mating game – even pretending to be female to get in with the ladies."  Sneaky!  I found this tidbit in my favourite spot on the site - Did you know?  
  103. i LEARNED THAT "Clever capuchins (American monkeys), strip palm nuts and dry them out for two weeks in the sun before taking them to an anvil and smashing them open with a stone ‘hammer’ half their own body weight." jofo120 at yahoo dot com
  104. teressa oliver says:
    I like the polar bear sweepstakes, I love BBC and am moving to England soon. Thanks for the giveaway
  105. I learned that the largest concentration of ice on the planet is the Antarctic ice cap. This video looks like it is going to be amazing :)
  106. Margot Core says:
    The 'Frozen Planet' film is from the Emmy®-winning team that brought you Planet Earth.The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'.
  107. There are 11 programs, and my kids love learning about the Earth, so we'll be watching them all :)
  108. Melissa Shirley says:
    Frozen Planet is in high definition
  109. Michelle Tucker says:
    I learned that they have a program called Life in the Undergrowth .
  110. Leslie Luke Stanziani says:
    i like the little did you know fact on homepage.I just learned that the muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second. On average, you blink 15 000 times a day.Thanks! lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com
  111. It's narrated by Sir David Attenborough
  112. librarypat says:
    They have a wide variety of DVD sets about the different aspects of nature and Planet Earth.    They have employed some of the best in the business to bring these to us.

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