July 15, 2014
PLEASE NOTE: We have permission to share The Butterfly Effect video with Almanac readers for a limited time. To learn how you can help to convert it to a permanent education video and spread the word, please see below.
Can you imagine a rain mist falling from above? Or, feel pretend-fertilizer seeping from hidden vents?
This happend at a recent garden show we attended! This spectacular video celebrating our world's precious butterflies was a multisensory experience with surround-sound, strobe lightning, and pumping music.
Even without the fun digital effects, however, “The Butterfly Effect” is one of the best science and educational videos that we’ve ever seen.
The Butterfly Effect
The video starts by inviting you to accompany a butterfly flying through the countryside, towns, and gardens in its search for pollinator-friendly crops and flowers.
While causing you to marvel at the delicate beauty of these winged creatures, this short film also focuses on the crucial role that they play as garden pollinators.
It really made us think.
Three-quarters of butterflies are in decline?
84 percent of crops and gardens are dependent on insect pollination?
Whether it’s England or the U.S. or Canada, the basic story is the same.
Fortunately, in this video, we all learn about small, simple actions that we can take to help save butterflies, bees, and moths.
We’ll also get a fanciful look at how these pollinators are inspiring today’s researchers to produce new, sustainable products.
Help Spread the Word
If you loved this video, support a campaign to help convert what was a simple garden show entry into a permanent educational video that could be shared around the world.
If you’d like to help, click here to learn more and contribute even a small amount: www.indiegogo.com/projects/our-planet-butterfly-effect-video-production
Small actions can have large impacts. The wider the audience for this video, the more impact that it can have, particular for younger generations.