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NOVA; Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies, The

11/08/2008

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Series
NOVA
Program
Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies, The
Program Number

3601

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

Every year, 100 million monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance-and how, year after year, the monarchs navigate with such hair's-breadth precision. NOVA flies along with the monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home, and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way. Shot in stunning High Definition video, The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies reveals the monarch as a scientific marvel locked in an inspiring struggle for survival.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies, The,” 11/08/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F04EF1FA5354F58AB02D0E3C710CABE.
MLA: “NOVA; Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies, The.” 11/08/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F04EF1FA5354F58AB02D0E3C710CABE>.
APA: NOVA; Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F04EF1FA5354F58AB02D0E3C710CABE
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