We couldn’t be more excited about some of the new developments we’ve made with our Eyes on Conservation series in just the last year. We have released six new video episodes in the last six months, and our brand new podcast series has proven to be a perfect pairing for these videos.
Eyes on Conservation was born out of a desire to tell the stories of biologists and researchers from their unique perspectives and to get these scientists involved in the process. We released our first Eyes on Conservation videos three years ago this month and we had no idea at the time where this idea would take us. As of this moment, we have produced 17 short documentary films as a part of the series. These films have been screened at some of the most prestigious wildlife and environmental themed film festivals in the world. They play every single day at education centers where they are viewed by tens of thousands of visitors, they are used as educational tools in classrooms across the country and of course many thousands of people have watched them online. As of this moment in fact, our Eyes on Conservation documentaries have been viewed on our online platforms over 75,000 times!
Our most recent development in the Eyes on Conservation series is the EOC podcast. Launched just five months ago, we have already release 13 episodes of this radio-style interview series, featuring interviews with wildlife professionals, filmmakers and citizen scientists. We have also just started a new current events segment on the podcast called the Birds and the Beats, which provides quick updates on current and pressing conservation issues alongside the truly unique musical stylings of this segment’s producer and host, Ben Mirin.
Although we’ve come a long way, we still have a long way to go! We continue to work to expand the scope of the series and reach more people with these important conservation messages. That’s why if you have a story to tell we want to hear from you! If you or your organization is looking to reach out to new audiences with your conservation message – click here to learn more about how to get involved in the series and to get a quote for a new film project. If you are an aspiring filmmaker interested in getting involved in one of our film projects or becoming a part of our mentorship program – click hear to learn more about how to get involved!