Dr. David Weindorf, associate dean of Ag and Natural Resources, joined Lubbock's First News on Wednesday (Sept. 9) to discuss a new project he's helping create.

Weindorf is the executive producer of a documentary being produced by Texas Tech Public Media called Between Earth and Sky.

The documentary explores the influence of climate change on Arctic soils and ecosystems in Northern Alaska.

As research for the documentary, Weindorf has been traveling to Alaska for the past 12 years with students and participating in a course that's taught by the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

A bison farmer reflects on when he was a child and school being canceled for weeks at a time because the temperature was forty degrees below zero. Now, with his own children, they might get one or two canceled days.

"To talk to people who have those kind of personal experiences and have just been around it and kind of experienced it from that personal standpoint, it's a really fascinating aspect of the film," said Weindorf. "We hope to use those people's experiences, those personal experiences to kind of help explain the science of what's going on."

Between Earth and Sky is set to be released in late 2016 or early 2017 and will air on PBS. More information can be found on the Between Earth and Sky Blog.

Listen to the entire interview with Dr. David Weindorf in the video above.

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