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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of honeybees.

Planting the wild garden by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

An exploration of the different ways seeds are dispersed into the environment.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of ladybugs.

Explore Michigan Wildlife

Spring is here and so many plants and animals are coming out to enjoy the nice weather. Join us as we learn about plants and animals native to Michigan and go on a hunt to find some of them outside behind the library. This outdoor program will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00-8:00PM It is open to kids aged five years to 11 years old and their caregiver. Registration for this program begins on April 26, 2016.

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Spring is here and so many plants and animals are coming out to enjoy the nice weather. Join us as we learn about plants and animals native to Michigan and go on a hunt to find some of them outside behind the library. This outdoor program will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00-8:00PM It is open to kids aged five years to 11 years old and their caregiver. Registration for this program begins on April 26, 2016.

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a ''serial environmental criminal'' that left behind a long trail of problems, deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations, which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators.

Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?

In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, and raced to find answers about fracking before it was too late.

Explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.

Explores the wild and exotic places around the world that people call home; included are old forests, glaciers, snow capped mountains, tropical jungles, deserts, beaches and more.

A breathtaking journey through the exotic, surreal and dramatic natural environment of Australia.

Shuttle mission astronauts filmed this documentary on the forces affecting Earth's fragile ecological balance.

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 by planting a tree! Why? They combat climate change by absorbing excess CO2 from the atmosphere, and help us breathe clean air by absorbing odors and pollutant gases.  And they're beautiful to look at!

Planting with trees by Andrew McIndoe
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Zinio for Libraries offers access over 250 popular magazines online. You can check out full issues of magazines and enjoy them cover-to-cover on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Check out some of these magazines to fulfill your Great Outdoors badge.

Canton Public Library has a large selection of interesting and entertaining documentary films.

Morgan Spurlock brings a comedic documentary about branding, advertising, and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising, and product placement. Special features: commentary, featurettes, and more.

Explores how environmental factors have influenced human history and civilizations from ancient times through the present day.

"For the past 35 years 12,000 people on 430 teams have come to Stevens Point, Wisconsin for The World's biggest Trivia Contest. Clustered together in basements, garages and converted storefronts for 54 straight hours..." 

In honor of Earth Week, join us in the Community Room for a hands-on session in container gardening. Landscape Designer Heidi Cook will guide attendees through the step-by-step process of creating an appealing decorative container. Plants, planting pots, and gloves will be provided. Be prepared to get a little dirty and create something pleasant and practical to decorate your front porch or back patio. Join us on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 AM. Registration is required.

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