Bonus Footage

Cincinnati Zoo CREW Cyrobank

Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) helps preserve the genetic diversity of endangered species by freezing the reproductive material of hundreds of animal and plant species. Amy Miller explains how by keeping the genetic diversity high, endangered populations have a better chance of survival.

Ride the Wave

Ever surf on a 450 million-year-old wave? Brenda Hunda from the Cincinnati Museum Center explains how hurricanes formed giant 6-foot ripples in the ocean sediment in Cincinnati almost half a billion years ago. Over time, the sediment turned into the rock we are standing on!


Frog Thawing

Frogs freeze each winter – but how do they thaw in the spring? Clara do Amaral from Mount St. Joseph University explains how wood and tree frogs defrost each winter.

Isotopes and Habitats

What did an animal that live over 10,000 years ago eat? How and where did it live? Dr. Crowley explains how she uses isotopes, atoms with the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons, to learn about an animal’s diet, if they lived in a first or grassland, and if their habitat was dry or wet.

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