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Erosion: On the Move




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Niagara Falls, New York, Champaign, Illinois, Assaria, Kansas

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-09-18

Duration: 00:18:30

Subjects: Environment | Erosion | Educational films | Science | Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) | Agriculture


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Aguilar, Priscilla Speaker
  • Bergeron, Beau Speaker
  • Virgilio, Barry Interviewee
  • Bursik, Marcus Interviewee
  • McLeese, Bob Interviewee
  • Windhorn, Roger Interviewee
  • Shadie, Charles Interviewee
  • Melander, Gary Interviewee


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from September 18, 2002, host Greg Grandy and the student reporters explore the different types of erosion. Grandy visits and interviews: Barry Virgilio, an environmental educator, and Marcus Bursik, a geologist at the University of Buffalo, who discuss the erosion caused by Niagara Falls; Bob McLeese, state soil scientist, and Roger Windhorn, resource soil scientist, who discuss the impact of soil and water erosion on crop lands in Champaign, Illinois; Charles Shadie of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, who discusses the sediment moved by the Mississippi River; and Gary Melander, a farmer in Assaria, Kansas, who discusses the changing farming methods used to decrease top soil erosion. Grandy and the student reporters also highlight the impact of beach erosion in Fort Pierce, Florida, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and Washaway Beach, Washington, as well as the formation of Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona, Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and Providence Canyon State Park in Georgia due to erosion.