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America's National Parks

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Joyful national parks doc may just inspire your next trip.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Educational, but be warned

The docuseries is very well done, but the one thing that caught me off guard is that the video actually shows animals mating. While I know this is part of nature, as a teacher watching with 4th grade students, it was not something that I wanted to explain!

Is It Any Good?

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With story-style narration, fascinating facts, and stunning closeup videography, this is a national parks documentary that's sure to entertain. Narrated by Garth Brooks, each episode of America's National Parks is a delightful hour that will put viewers through the full gambit of emotions while learning all about the amazingly symbiotic relationship between the animals populating each park. There's a lot to learn, from the purpose of both the parks and their rangers in helping the resident animals to the history of the parks and their indigenous peoples.

There are also plenty of fun facts about the animals, some gross enough to enthrall even the youngest viewers (enter the mighty dung beetle). Unlike other nature documentaries, this one doesn't shy away from what happens when humans and the animals interact, choosing instead to highlight the many worthwhile experiences people can have in the national parks. Whether you're watching to plan your next trip or just to giggle at bird mating dances, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

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