Animal Planet Takes Viewers to ‘Battleground: Rhino Wars’

I’ve shared here on the blog before that one of the most impactful places that I’ve visited was South Africa. So, it’s no surprise that I’ll be tied to my TV tomorrow night for Battleground: Rhino Wars on Animal Planet — as difficult as the subject at hand may be. In Kruger National Park, an area full of such natural beauty, nearly 700 rhinos fall prey to poachers every year —…

Take a Trip to ‘Africa’ from the Comfort of Your Living Room with Discovery

If you’re like me, you have a long list of the places in the world you want to visit in your lifetime. I’ve been fortunate enough to check off a good number, including South Africa (meet the young leopard I met on Safari below), but the rest of the African continent is still on my list. Until I find the time to take off work and someone willing to fund…

Discovery Channel Revisits the ‘Ivory Wars’ This Saturday

About two years ago, I made a memorable trip to South Africa and had the fortune of spending several days in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. While I’ve always been an animal lover (wild and domestic), my time there cemented my appreciation for a variety of animals, including elephants (the picture at right is from my first game drive ever). You see, I was on the hunt, but my trophies…

Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership Celebrates Successes & Milestones in Africa

Over the past few months, I’ve kept you updated on the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership‘s Inside Story, a film and initiative that stands to make a great impact on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. However, this project was born out DCGEP’s ongoing Learning Center initiative across Africa and around the world…and that work continues today. Just last month, Tammy Noboa, DCGEP’s Chief Strategy Officer, was in Kenya to…

Witnessing the ‘Power of TV’ Firsthand

One of the privileges that I have working for Discovery Communications is supporting the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) team. Every day they are working to use the transformative power of television to inspire and engage students in underserved communities around the world — currently in 16 countries reaching over 13,000 teachers, 830,000 students and 2.5 million community members. (Learn more about DCGEP by listening to this Live a…