As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes, and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Today, these largely unknown water highways remain an oasis for wildlife, from the herds of bison that still roam part of the Great Plains to the swaying grasslands, wildflowers, and vital honeybees that pollinate our crops, and especially for the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.”
Wings Over Water, narrated by Michael Keaton, tells the compelling story of three amazing bird species—the sandhill crane, the yellow warbler and the mallard duck—with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. All of them depend on the wetlands for their survival.
Become captivated by the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable birds that defy all odds as they head home to the prairies to raise their young.
Attention, teachers! If you’re seeing this film as part of a field trip to The Nat, check out the Wings Over Water Educator Guide for activities, fun facts, and lesson plan ideas to complement your visit.
Wings Over Water is a Dorsey Pictures film and SK Films release.
The Subaru Giant Screen Experience is included with paid admission and free for members.