Ancient Caves

Uncover Earth’s climate history through stunning cave formations.

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Join the Investigation into Cave Chemistry!

Science and adventure collide in this mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. 

Until recently, scientists had no reliable way to accurately study the climate of Earth’s distant past. Ancient Caves chronicles the scientific journey of Dr. Gina Moseley as she and other scientists look to unlock the story of Earth’s ancient climate record, written in the limestone layers of cave walls and in formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. In order to understand how such features can store a record of climate, we need to first look at how these speleothems are formed and the chemistry behind their creation. 

Join explorers as they travel the world searching for geologic “fingerprints” that reveal clues about the planet’s climate history. Their quest leads them to some of the world’s most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the U.S. and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.

Produced by Oceanic Research Group Films with support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
Release: March 2020
Runtime: 40 minutes

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This feature is recommended for grades 4–12 and corresponds with the following SOLs:

  • 6th Grade: 3 and 7
  • Earth Science: 6, 8, 10, 11 and 12

Environmental Science Guidelines

  • 1, 3, 7, 9 and 11

Explorer navigates a raft through a beautiful green and blue cave for the Giant Screen Film Ancient Caves
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