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10 Shows to Watch Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Since we can’t go to the park or visit our favorite beach or outside public areas we have rounded up the top 10 shows to stream to celebrate the planet while we are at home. 

Night on Earth

Streaming on Netflix

The wonders of the nocturnal world reveal themselves like never before.


Dolphin Reef

Streaming on Disney+

Dolphin Reef follows Echo, a Pacific bottlenose dolphin, in his daily life in his coral reef home. Narrated by Natalie Portman, this underwater adventure is sure to please the whole family.

My Octopus Teacher

Streaming on Netflix

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.



Streaming on Disney+

Retired duchess Meghan Markle returns to her former career as an actor to provide the voice-over on Elephant, the latest documentary feature from Disneynature, in which a herd of African elephants migrates through southern Africa toward fertile grassland.

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Unchartered with Gordon Ramsey

Streaming on Disney+

Famous chef Gordon Ramsey goes on a journey traveling off the beaten path with National Geographic and connecting with locals to learn and share incredible stories of unique traditions, delicacies and the extreme lengths it takes to harvest native ingredients. He travels around the world meeting with people to learn about their foods and cultures, all the while harvesting new ingredients and sampling new dishes. He also teams up with local legends to cook feasts to present to the native peoples. This series is a great way to learn about different regions and cultures.


Our Planet 

Streaming on Netflix

Experiencing the planet’s natural beauty through an examination of how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.


School House Rock: Earth

Streaming on Amazon Prime

A new series of songs educates viewers about the Earth and celebrate the things that make this planet so great.


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Streaming on Apple

Apple is offering this animated short film narrated by Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and starring Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga. In the film, based on Oliver Jeffers bestselling book, a precocious 7-year-old learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents over the course of Earth Day.


The Biggest Little Farm 

Streaming on Hulu

Emmy-winning director John Chester is both behind the camera and in front of it as he documents the process of founding a farm with his wife, Molly Chester. Though their aim is to follow the principles of natural biodiversity, environmental setbacks and their own inexperience challenge them through their early days.

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Chesapeake Bay Week

Streaming on Maryland Public Television
April 18–24, 2021 is Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television stations and online. Learn all about the Bay, its lighthouses, climate change challenges, history and the people who work on the water in a series of documentaries and shows.

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