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Unit 4 Online Family Movie Night

Nature: Animal Odd Couples: 7-8:15 pm Sunday. Watch from home and chat with others who are watching, too. Open to everyone.

Pip (doe) often visits Kate, her surrogate Great Dane mother.

Pip (doe) often visits Kate, her surrogate Great Dane mother.

 Illinois Public Media and the Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School are sponsoring a free online movie night for families in the Unit 4 School District and anyone who wants to participate. You can watch from home and chat with others who are watching, too! We'll be watching the PBS Nature program "Animal Odd Couples" as well as chatting in real-time with each other! Please sign-up for an account BEFORE the screening. If you have questions, email Kimberlie Kranich at kranich@illinois.edu.

Visit this page to sign up for an account and watch and discuss the movie.

More about the movie: Love apparently knows no boundaries in the animal kingdom. A lion befriends a coyote. A goat guides a blind horse. A goose romances a tortoise, and so on. The growing anecdotal evidence of unlikely animal pairings has sparked scientific interest in data about interspecies bonds and animal altruism. Do animals express compassion beyond their own kind? What’s the motivation behind these unconventional friendships? Watch a preview.