Programming highlights for earth month including images of Niagara Falls, an Iowa tornado and a hummingbird

Earth Month: What to Watch On Demand

Explore the natural wonders and phenomena of our Earth. We have special programming on-air and online throughout April to celebrate Earth Month. Here’s some of the programming that’s available to watch on air and stream online or on the PBS App. 

Iowa’s Wild Weather: Storms

Premiering on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.  

Examine the impact, history and science of storms in Iowa. Discover the role climate change plays on these intensifying storms, and how people living in the path of those cataclysmic events remain resilient.

Watch the preview now, and stream online or on the PBS App starting April 19.


Changing Planet 

Premiering on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. 

In its second year, Changing Planet revisits six of our planet's most vulnerable ecosystems and catches up with the truly inspiring people introduced in the first season. 

Watch the preview and clips from the episode.


Nature: Niagara Falls

Premiering on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Embark to Niagara Falls and witness its stunning beauty and a wide variety of wildlife—mammals, birds and reptiles— that call it home.

Stream online or on the PBS app starting April 19.


Nature: Treasure of the Caribbean 

Premiering on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

A story of hope in troubling times. The discovery of a coral reef in Belize and Guatemala, larger than the size of Manhattan, marks a new chapter in understanding corals and fish that depend on each other and in saving coral reefs worldwide. Watch the preview! 

Nature: Treasure of the Caribbean will be available to stream online or on the PBS App starting April 26.


NOVA: Chasing Carbon Zero 

Premiering on Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. 

The U.S. recently set an ambitious climate change goal: zero carbon emissions by 2050. And to achieve that, slash emissions in half by 2030. Is it possible? And what kind of technology would it take?

Watch the preview now and stream online or on the PBS App starting April 26. 


Beneath the Polar Sun

Not far from the North Pole, a research team sets out to measure the world’s largest and oldest sea ice floes. Steve is an expedition leader who has led projects in the High Arctic for 40 years.

Check out the preview below and stream the full episode online or via the PBS App. 


NOVA: Weathering the Future

As extreme weather in the U.S. impacts more people – with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires, and droughts – discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.

Stream online or on the PBS App. 


Nature: The Hummingbird Effect 

Discover how tiny hummingbirds influence their many flowering kingdoms and their ripple effects on macaws, quetzals, monkeys, tapirs and more. Set in the exotic landscapes of Costa Rica.

Stream online or on the PBS App. 


American Experience: The Sun Queen 

For nearly 50 years, chemical engineer and inventor Mária Telkes applied her prodigious intellect to harnessing the power of the sun. She designed and built the world’s first successfully solar-heated modern residence and identified a promising new chemical that, for the first time, could store solar heat like a battery. And yet, along the way, she was undercut and thwarted by her boss and colleagues — all men — at MIT.

Stream American Experience: The Sun Queen online or on the PBS App. 


NOVA: Arctic Sinkholes

Colossal explosions shake a remote corner of the Siberian tundra, leaving behind massive craters. In Alaska, a huge lake erupts with bubbles of inflammable gas.

Stream the full episode online or on the PBS App.