May 03, 2021 2021-05-03
Winner of more than 40 US and international film festival prizes, the eco-documentary Kiss the Ground unveils a game-changer: we can reverse global warming, and Earth’s soil is the solution. By regenerating earth, we can completely and rapidly stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. With epic footage shot on five continents, striking visuals from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and stunning animations, the documentary conveys this critical message through the voices of leading scientists, ecologists, and experts, including Nobel Laureates in climate, members of the International Panel on Climate Change, and top scientists at NOAA. Kiss the Ground: For Schools is now available for free to all schools, students, teachers, and community educators. This 45-minute educational version has new scenes, not in the feature film, including a scene in which Tony Tenfingers, a Lakota Elder, describes the importance of the once-prevalent buffalo for Native American peoples. Kiss the Ground: For Schools is also available with subtitles in 18 languages, including English Closed Captions, Spanish, Mandarin, and Hindi. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Kiss the Ground filmmakers have partnered to bring new, science-based lesson plans and resources to K–12 teachers nationwide. The classroom-ready materials build key science skills while exploring the importance of regeneration and environmental health topics. The lesson plans and related resources discuss regenerative agriculture and provide students opportunities to use data from multiple sources—including data they collect themselves—to develop explanations about how saving the soil can have far-reaching, positive impacts on Earth’s environments.