Earth has never experienced anything like us: a single species dominating and transforming the planet. Biologist Shane Campbell-Staton travels the globe to explore our Human Footprint and to discover how the things we do reveal who we truly are.
About Shane Campbell-Staton
Shane also has a drive to share science with the public. His own passion for science was kindled through TV. Growing up in a small town in South Carolina, he wasn’t exposed to much nature or the outdoors. But watching nature documentaries and TV shows featuring passionate presenters, like Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin, he developed a love for the natural world. And today, Shane is sharing his own passions, the wonders of science, and the impact of our species on the planet as the host of Human Footprint on PBS.
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What Is Human Footprint
“Human Footprint” is unlike any other science, natural history, or travel series out there, because it’s all of those things and then some. It’s a journey guided by biologist Shane Campbell-Staton, scored by hip-hop legend Adrian Younge, and made endlessly entertaining by a dazzling array of characters. At its core, “Human Footprint” asks: what do the things we do tell us about who we are?
Our Impact On Planet Earth
Host Shane Campbell-Staton and Director Nathan Dappen explore how humans have impacted and changed the planet in this first look from Human Footprint. Shane explains how PBS has shaped his storytelling.
Cruising the Everglades with a Burmese Python Hunter
Donna Kalil is a professional bounty hunter. The scaly fugitives she tracks down in the Everglades grow to 18 feet long… and eat deer and alligators for supper. Shane joins Donna on a hunt to learn more about Burmese pythons. Brought to Florida as pets, many pythons were dumped into the swamp when they outgrew their owners.
Tracking a Burmese Python with Biologists in Florida
Brought to Florida as pets, many Burmese pythons have found a perfect home in the Everglades, and they’re spreading fast. As the pythons gain ground, biologists are racing to understand them, hoping to find a weakness and stop the invasion.
Episodes In The News
The documentary "Human Footprint" offers a compelling exploration of our impact on the planet, vividly portraying the extensive and often surprising ways our daily choices contribute to our ecological footprint. Through a visually striking narrative, the film underscores the urgent need for conscious consumption and sustainability in today's world.
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The captivating digital series presented by PBS, delves into the diverse tapestry of human life, offering a unique and intimate perspective on individuals from around the world. Through poignant storytelling and immersive visuals, the series sheds light on the shared emotions, struggles, and triumphs that bind us together, fostering a deeper understanding of the global human experience.
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Making of Human Footprint
Take a behind the scenes peek into the production process, unveiling the meticulous research, creative challenges, and dedicated teamwork that brought this impactful project to life. Through insightful interviews with the filmmakers, experts, and crew, audiences gain a newfound appreciation for the dedication and innovation that went into crafting a thought-provoking exploration of humanity's relationship with the environment.