The Kid Should See This

Climbing & Measuring Redwood Giants with Stephen Sillett

Meet Forest Scientist Stephen Sillett. He has dedicated his life to studying the Redwood Forest canopy, 350 feet high into a separate world in the tops of the tallest and oldest trees on the planet.

Professor Sillett and his team ended up finding much more than they were expecting: an environment where fruit grows and where small animals never touch the ground, all with a humbling view. And now they’re on a quest to measure and learn more about these ancient giants. 

measuring giant trees
Learn more about Professor Sillett’s conservation work in this Science on the Spot video from KQED in California:

Related videos: more forests and more Redwood Trees.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Bears in the forest: What goes on when you are not there…

Rion Nakaya

Paper to Plants: a stop-motion paper film for Tinybop

Rion Nakaya

What’s underneath this stick in Roy’s Redwoods?

Rion Nakaya

How do trees survive winter? – MinuteEarth

Rion Nakaya

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm

Rion Nakaya

How tall can a tree grow?

Rion Nakaya

The Pygmy Sloths of Isla Escudo de Veraguas

Rion Nakaya

Chief Oshkosh and a history of Menominee Forest conservation

Rion Nakaya

Symbiosis & a surprising tale of species cooperation – TED Ed

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe