HARTFORD — Hartford Public School students are in for an exciting morning assembly today when National Geographic team join them to be one of the first across the nation to get a sneak peek of the documentary, The Great Migration.
Comcast and National Geographic Channel (NGC) are partnering to provide students at Mary M. Hooker Environmental Science Magnet School in Hartford with the unique opportunity to interact in a virtual live assembly with an NGC filmmaker that was involved in the filming of Great Migrations, NGC’s most ambitious television event to date.
Great Migrations, a seven-part HD event, which will premiere on NGC on Sunday,
Nov. 7 takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure survival of their species.
The Great Migrations education initiative will personally connect students via a LIVE online assembly with Andy B. Casagrande, a National Geographic Channel filmmaker who was key to the making of Great Migrations, which took three years to make across every continent. Casagrande will be live from the Shark Encounter exhibit at SeaWorld Orlando (great whites are among the animals whose odysseys are included in the film).
The online assembly will also provide an opportunity for the students to interact with each other as they expand their knowledge of wildlife, science and filmmaking.