A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series teaches about the animals that live in America's national parks, with some incredible footage of them in the wild. Shows the symbiotic relationships animals have with both nature and each other. Interesting facts like that prairie dogs have one of the most complex animal languages ever recorded, are peppered throughout. The history of the parks, including the indigenous people that call them home. Also touches on the impact of climate changes as well as the tourists at the parks, and what you can look forward to if you visit.
America's national parks are home to a variety of interesting animals and landscapes. They are precious and worth not only visiting, but also protecting.
Positive Role Models
First Lady Jill Biden introduces the series, and narrator Brooks brings a folksy and joyful vibe to the natural world.
Violence & Scariness
Predators are shown hunting their prey. Animals also face other types of peril. In one episode, for example, a baby lamb falls down a canyon, is seriously injured, and gets lost. Animals of the same breed also sometimes fight each other.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that America's National Parks is a nature documentary narrated by singer Garth Brooks. Each educational episode highlights the animals and landscapes of a different national park in America.
Is It Any Good?
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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