Did you know this Sunday is Earth Day? My son came home with a flyer with a whole list of activities they will be doing at school next week to celebrate Earth Day. Being a mom who tries to teach my kids to contribute to society and not just take from it- it also means teaching them about taking care of our home and our planet.
To begin our Earth Day celebration Alex and I watched BBC's recently released Frozen Planet.
At first she kept asking, is this real- as we had recently watched Happy Feet Two- so when I assured her, that yes, this was all real footage of real animals she was hooked. Even Ryder got excited saying- birds, bears and naming the other animals we saw; though it did scare him when they showed some icebergs breaking off and animals fighting. It was fascinating watching these shows and I even saw an animal I didn't even know existed- the "unicorn whales of the arctic". It also led to a few "interesting" conversations when the animals were mating. I just simply said, they are making babies- and she was satisfied with that answer much to my relief. But rather than me just telling how good it was- you can watch this trailer.
Personally some of my favorite part was at the end when they showed how the BBC film crew got all of this amazing footage! I could not believe what they went through to get these amazing shots and can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to see these animals in person. But someone might get just that chance.
To help celebrate Earth Day BBC Home Entertainment and Tauck are giving away a trip for the Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure! Two pairs of lucky winners (one in the US and one in Canada) will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe these magnificent, endangered polar bears up close as well as discover the rich human and natural history of Manitoba, Canada.
The six-day adventure grand prize includes:
Round trip airfare to Winnipeg, Manitoba
Private charter flights between Manitoba and Churchill
Local sightseeing and two full-day excursions deep into polar bear country
A private cocktail party and dinner at the Manitoba Museum
A storytelling session with a First Nation resident
A dog sledding demonstration
And much more
Can you even imagine what that would be like? You can enter to try to win at their website here.
To continue our celebration- on Sunday we are going to be making these recycled flowers
made totally out of old magazines- how cute are those!!
It gets even better-- two of my wonderful readers will have a chance to win a BBC Natural History Collection DVDs (includes Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life of Birds, Life of Mammals)
To enter the giveaway I am going to be using the rafflecopter as it makes it easier for me to keep track of entries, but all you have to do is leave a comment (click on the rafflecopter to see what the question for the comment is) then click saying you left one-- all of the other stuff is optional and just increases your chance to win. The giveaway will end 12:01 AM EST on 4/24- winners will be announced Wednesday.
UPDATED-- Rafflecopter appears to not be showing up and working for some reason--- so to enter:
1- Leave a comment telling me which polar animal is your favorite.
Optional: Leave separate entry for each:
-Follow me on GFC
-Tweet about this giveaway- leave link with your tweet
-Follow me on Twitter @Emmymom2
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of Frozen Planet to review from BBC Entertainment. All feelings, thoughts and opinions are truthful and my own.