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NewsDepth 2020-2021 | Episode 26

Teachers, please take a few minutes to complete the NewsDepth Season 51 Audience Survey. Each year, your input helps us improve the show.

To say thanks, we are offering three randomly selected survey participants the opportunity for an in-person or virtual visit with the NewsDepth crew during next season. To be entered, be sure to fill out your name, email, and school information. Winners will be contacted towards the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

In this week's episode, we celebrate Earth Day the  NewsDepth way, with plenty of special segments all about the blue planet! We start with a  Know Ohio all about Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park and then head to a maple farm to see how syrup is made.

Plus, with the help of an ornithologist, Margaret discovers what's up with the DNA of hybrid birds in this week's  Spot on Science.

We even meet an environmental artist whose work is inspired by changes in nature in this week's  Sketchbook. We want to see what artwork you would make to represent the earth!

abstract (adjective) art that does not try to represent exact images of our world

conservation (noun) the protection and preservation of something, especially animals and the environment 

consort (noun) a wife, husband, or partner, especially to a monarch

national park (noun) a historic or scenic area of land protected by the federal government

ornithology (noun) the scientific study of birds

This week we meet environmental artist Mira Lehr. Now we want to know: How would you represent the earth in a piece of art? Bonus points if you submit your artwork with your answer!

You can use the inbox form to submit your answers. We will share some of your best letters in the next episode.

This week we learn about Ohio's one and only national park! For this week’s poll, we want to know: 

Which spot in Cuyahoga Valley National Park would you most like to visit? Brandywine Falls, the Ohio & Erie Canal towpath, Ritchie Ledges, Beaver Marsh.  Click here to vote!