National Geographic Society

Program support
For supporting the education outreach component of the new PBS series, Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies, created for children ages two through five.

The show will combine animation with live action footage of animal life from National Geographic and BBC archives.  It features three baby-animal characters and a mother elephant, all of whom are learning to appreciate their differences and similarities, their strengths and weaknesses, their feelings and behaviors, and their life processes and development.  Educational outreach for the program will entail developing and distributing educational materials—for teachers, children and parents—to accompany and enrich the series.

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society reflects the world through its five magazines, television programs, films, radio, books, videos, maps, interactive media and merchandise.  National Geographic magazine is published in English and 29 local-language editions and is read by 40 million people each month.  PBS (Public Broadcasting Systems) is a non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the United States’ 354 public television stations. A trusted community resource, PBS enriches the lives of Americans through quality programs and education services on noncommercial television, the Internet and other media.