The Shape of Life series
Tierney Thys, Ph.D.
Shape of Life
Wednesday, February 3, 1999
3:00 p.m.Pacific Forum
Imagine if the creative genius driving todays 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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