Green TV

Kids are hearing a lot about being "green" these days as parents and teens grapple with questions about climate change, pollution, and the effects of globalization on the environment. TV can both inform and transport viewers to places they wouldn't otherwise see (such as the rainforest or the desert). For the littlest kids, an appreciation of the natural world through beautiful images and captivating animals plants the seeds of environmental awareness. As kids get older, more specific lessons about the earth, the challenges it faces in this modern age, and how people can work to improve the environment are timely and age-appropriate. Check out our editors' picks below for some of the best environmentally focused shows on TV today -- for Earth Day or any day! Also try our list of Environmental Books for Kids.

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Maya the Bee TV Poster Image
Gentle animated show has lessons about nature, friendship.
Network: Sprout
(2015)
(2012)
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One Big Ocean Movie Poster Image
Biodiversity, environmental concerns in marine adventures.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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dirtgirlworld TV Poster Image
Field trip to the farm teaches tots about green living.
Network: Sprout
(2010)
(2009)
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Octonauts TV Poster Image
Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2010)
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Yakari TV Poster Image
Native American-inspired cartoon focuses on positive themes.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2005)
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Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown TV Poster Image
Thematic animal adventures are educational fun for kids.
Network: ABC
(2011)
(2011)
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Africa TV Poster Image
Fascinating hi-def documentary has some intensity, too.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
(2013)
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Life TV Poster Image
Gorgeous family-friendly series celebrates nature.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2010)
(2009)
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Planet Earth TV Poster Image
Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2007)
(2006)
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Planet Earth II TV Poster Image
Nature documentary sequel is a visual triumph.
Network: BBC America
(2017)
(2016)
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Rock the Park TV Poster Image
Fun-loving hosts + natural parks' splendor = inspiring TV.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2015)
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Wild Deep TV Poster Image
Oceanic nature series spotlights curious creatures.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
(2013)
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Captain Planet and the Planeteers TV Poster Image
Help Captain Planet save the earth!
Network: Boomerang
(2005)
(2005)
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Nature TV Poster Image
Stunning glimpses of our natural world.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1982)
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RAD Lands TV Poster Image
Kids grow, cook, and learn about sustainable, healthy foods.
Network: Online
(2017)
(2017)
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Eco Company TV Poster Image
Green messages that young viewers can identify with.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
(2009)
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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
(2014)
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Living With Ed TV Poster Image
Being green not always easy for eco-minded actor.
Network: Planet Green
(2007)
(2007)
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey TV Poster Image
Update of Sagan classic is smart, visually spectacular.
Network: Fox, National Geographic Channel
(2014)
(2014)
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Future Food TV Poster Image
Salty lingo skewers this otherwise kid-friendly food show.
Network: Planet Green
(2010)
(2010)
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Wa$ted TV Poster Image
Families learn to live a greener life -- for cash.
Network: Planet Green
(2008)
(2008)
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Years of Living Dangerously TV Poster Image
Star-studded exposé on the planet's current health status.
Network: Showtime
(2014)
(2014)
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Whale Wars TV Poster Image
The intense reality of extreme conservation work.
Network: Animal Planet
(2008)
(2008)
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