Season 8, Episode 1 Expedition Panama
First Aired: October 8, 1997
An examination of plant and animal life of Panama. Included are efforts to restore tropical forests; how bats hunt for food; experiments in communication among bees; and clues to the formation of the isthmus, which ultimately triggered vast changes in Earth's climate. Host: Alan Alda.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)