What’s In your Backyard?? is a 20-minute educational nature documentary that explores Centennial Woods, a small forest in Burlington, Vermont. Host, Tate Bushell takes viewers on a journey through the forest’s vegetation, wildlife, and physical cycles, while celebrating his relationship with the land.
Created as an educational tool, this video will be supplemented by classroom activities to be used by school teachers leading science lessons. Central to the video’s theme is the importance of recognizing our place in the ‘wilds’ of our own backyards.
Released in August 2010, What’s In Your Backyard?? features original music by Josh Bertelli. To contact the filmmakers please send an e-mail to whatsinyourbackyard [at] gmail.com or visit whatsinyourbackyard.tumblr.com.
Starring Tate Bushell, field naturalist. Shot and edited by Mike McLean. Written by Tate Bushell and Mike McLean. Featuring Teage O'Connor. Drawings and Animations by Mike McLean.