Parents' Guide to

Born to Explore

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cultural field trips are inspirational for families.

TV ABC Educational 2011
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For renowned outdoorsman Wiese -- who counts among his many achievements 18 trips up Mount Kilimanjaro -- this series illustrates his passion for sharing the world's diversity with people of all ages. It moves at a slower pace than most reality/adventure shows, giving viewers a chance to really take in the scenery and culture as it's seen through the eyes of the people who live there and to better understand the relationship between humans and nature.

Because this show is designed to appeal any age group, families can use it as a springboard to adventures of their own that incorporate its themes of diversity, cultural awareness, and environmental responsibility. If you are tuning in with very young kids, you may find yourself answering questions about customary dress, language, and lifestyle that is unfamiliar to them.

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