Brazilian Filmmakers Film a News Story About The Green Movement in America on The Science Barge

On Wednesday, April 14th The Science Barge hosted a small news crew from the sister Brazilian television networks, TV Amazonica and Amazon Sat who are producing a series of informative TV news stories on critical environmental issues, to be jointly produced for broadcast throughout Brazil. The Charter School in Yonkers brought their 4th grade class for a tour. They had a great time in front of the camera and sent green tidings from Yonkers to Brazil!

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Broadcast Support (OBS) in Washington D.C. invites serious, credible journalists to come to the U.S. to produce TV news reports and documentaries on subjects and themes of need or interest in their country. To that end, the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. are sponsoring this project, through a grant to TV Amazonica and Amazon Sat.

These timely reports will be taped in the United States to highlight “Successful ‘Green’ Experiences in the U.S.” that can serve as examples to the Amazon region. To that end, the series will examine efforts being made by the U.S. Federal government, State and Municipal governments, businesses, and private citizens to increase energy efficiency, and combat climate change, as well as preserve “green” spaces and natural resources.