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Scientist Dr. Alan Poole shares the wonders of the species with Melanie Wallace for Season of the Osprey outreach campaign


Dr. Alan Poole is a leading osprey scientist and the author of the beautifully illustrated OSPREYS: THE REVIVAL OF A GLOBAL RAPTOR.

In conversation with Melanie Wallace, longtime editor of PBS’s NOVA series, Alan describes the magnificent osprey, its evolution to become a superb fish-hunter, the role of the nest, its tender raising of its chicks, the species’ recovery from the path to extinction, and much more.

Listen to Alan Poole on the amazing osprey species

Alan reveals how the secrets of the osprey’s astonishing migrations are being unlocked by micro-transmitters and other exciting new tools of scientific discovery.

Alan says “Jacob Steinberg’s SEASON OF THE OSPREY for PBS’s NATURE series is sensational!”

Outreach Campaign

Our OSPREY outreach campaign celebrates this magnificent species, and covers in a detailed case study how our inspiring wildlife film happened.

In our first podcast, PBS’s Bill Gardner describes how the osprey pitch reel ‘popped’ against the criteria that he uses to evaluate documentary projects, leading to the coproduction between WNET’s NATURE series and Love Nature.

Next podcast: Jacob and Ellen Windemuth, CEO of WaterBear, founder of Off the Fence, and the executive producer of My Octopus Teacher discuss how wildlife filmmaking can deliver action for conservation.

The Story

What does it take to be a champion osprey?

To migrate for thousands of miles from Amazonia to Connecticut, reunite with a lifelong mate, fight off challengers for their nest, and then to hatch and tenderly raise a family of ravenous chicks?

Jacob Steinberg’s SEASON OF THE OSPREY for NATURE and Love Nature reveals one summer in the intimate life of the spectacular osprey, the world’s only aquatic raptor.

Course Update & LIVE Q&A/Webinar THIS Friday

For Desktop Documentaries‘ enrolled students, we invite you to join instructor and renowned media strategist Peter Hamilton for a live Q&A THIS Friday, October 15 @ 1:00 p.m. ESTto answer your questions about Netflix, the rapidly changing streaming landscape, how to pitch Netflix, and any other questions you may have.