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30 Oct 2022 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

FIFTH GROUND ENTERTAINMENT IS ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR STORIES AND EXPERTS FOR NEW CHILDREN’S SCIENCE/NATURE SHOW WITH TVOKIDS.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

One curious kid is on a quest to uncover the secrets of ancient terrestrial places. Places where underground networks hold the key to unknown languages, where life forms rise to astounding heights, where thousands of creatures camouflage and hide, and trillions of organisms grow. As magical as they may be, these places are not fantasy: they are forests! Secrets of the Forest is a nature-science series for kids that puts our Earth’s precious forests in the spotlight.

Every episode is an awesome adventure to uncover a new secret of the forest. Our host, a young and passionate eco-lover, joins forces with scientists, conservationists and ecologists to get to the bottom of the forests’ many mysteries. Mysteries from majestic trees that protect other trees from predators, to the secret underground communications of fungi, to air-sucking moss that stores valuable information. There is no forest too big, small, or wild for this budding nature detective!

The aim of the series is to inspire a sense of wonder in our audience - so they can become nature detectives in their own right. Using the clues and their reveals, we will encourage kids to get curious about what awesome secrets lie in the forests in their own communities. Naturally, themes of conservation and effects of climate change are present throughout the series, but Secrets of the Forest will not necessarily emphasize the danger forests are in. Instead, the series gives kids the opportunity to become passionate about forests because of their true magic, sparking a life-long connection and a deeper understanding of why these spaces are worth saving. 

Mystery, secrets, and epic adventures drive all creative elements of the series. While the show is documentary style, the style leans closer to epic Netflix-style nature docs than cam-corder style. These new documentaries have nailed a particular way of capturing wonder, which is the main emotion Secrets of the Forest aims to evoke. Why shouldn’t children’s content evoke that same sense of wonder? 


WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are searching for stories and/or experts in all areas related to forests! Typically we focus on a story/expert’s research activity per episode. An example topic might be “The Mystery of the Forest Flames”. The action of this episode has the host joining an eco-expert to learn about, prepare for, and even witness a prescribed burn - discovering the secret tool for conservation & habitat protection!

If you have a story idea, or are an expert in a related field, please reach out to Raj Panikkar, panik@fifthground.com.


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