The Shape of Life series

Tierney Thys, Ph.D.
Shape of Life

Wednesday, February 3, 1999
3:00 p.m.—Pacific Forum

Thys urchin2 .jpg (21567 bytes)Imagine if the creative genius driving today’s biological research and teachings could join forces with the creative resources of a nationally renowned television broadcast group. Imagine if education and the entertainment industry could be equally indulgent rather than mutually exclusive. Sea Studios Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to science education, and National Geographic, are in the throngs of just such an endeavor.

We are producing an eight-part series for public television entitled, " The Shape of Life." Due to be broadcast nationally in 2001, the Shape of Life is an exploration into animal design, diversity and evolution. Incorporating biomechanics, functional morphology, developmental genetics and paleontology, with state-of-the-art animation and natural history footage, this series tells the story of the animal kingdom in a way never before attempted. We hope to promote the educational longevity of the Shape of Life series in any way possible.

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