Messing with Nature is a half-hour television series that redefines nature/science programming. Imagine Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America) hosting Planet Earth with a bit of Monty Python thrown in. Understanding the natural world, how its many parts link together and how they change over time, is a critical step toward making sound decisions about conserving and using natural resources. Future episodes will tell stories about living things and their histories, from bacteria to whales; how and where they live, how they affect us, and we them, and how we find out about them.
Messing with Nature premiered on Public Broadcasting affiliate WLRN Channel 17 Miami/South Florida in March 2011.
Funding is currently sought for additional episodes, including (working titles) Klaatu barada kudzu, on invasive species; Crossroads in the Sea, on the Strait of Florida; Rats and Runways, on model organisms; The Sea Lily and the Porcupine, on the discovery of life in the deep sea, and Rube Goldberg's Fantastical Energy Storage Machine, on how photosynthesis works.
Links to the first two episodes on Vimeo are below.