Nature: American Spring LIVE

American Spring LIVE presented the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America. This ambitious multi-platform event included three nights of live broadcasts (on-air and online), pre-taped footage, and a robust social media campaign.

With partial funding from the National Science Foundation, WNET worked with PBS stations and local science and community-based organizations nationwide to encourage diverse audiences to participate in citizen science through training workshops, family events and more.

Nothing before of this scope has been presented before on American television.

  • 922,958 Full Episode Streams

    Combined viewers on Facebook, Web and OTT platforms like Roku. In addition, Facebook posts alone garnered 2.7M+ video views on ASL content and 400K+ engagements, including likes, comments and shares.

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    The public involvement in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. American Spring Live partnered with Bird Cams Lab, Celebrate Urban Birds, The Great Sunflower Project, The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Track-a-Lilac, SciStarter, Next Avenue and the National Park Service to encourage viewer participation in data collection, analysis, or reporting.

On April 13, National Citizen Science Day, WNET partnered with the New York Botanical Garden to sponsor an American Spring LIVE citizen science celebration. The event welcomed more than 2,000 guests for citizen science games, spring crafts, and more.

Nature Executive Producer Fred Kaufman introduces community organizations to American Spring LIVE at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. Joseph Sinnott

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