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What's hidden among the tallest trees on Earth? - Wendell Oshiro

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When Stephen Sillett was a boy, he took to the forests of Pennsylvania with his brother and grandmother. Looking up into the dense branches and leaves, his curiosity was piqued: What was hidden up there? Wendell Oshiro tells the story of an adult Sillett’s bold (if not a little dangerous) exploration of the canopy of an ancient redwood and details some of the fascinating discoveries he made.

During visits to their grandparent’s cabin, what did Grandma Poe teach Stephen and Scott Sillett?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Wendell Oshiro
  • Director Jonathan Trueblood
  • Animator Kristofer Boban, Brandon Chamberlain, Nathan Poljak
  • Producer Andrea Sertz Jew
  • Composer Joshua Smoak, Alex Admiral Collier
  • Script Editor Addison Anderson
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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