Discovery Connect featuring Meerkat Manor!

On Wednesday, October 3rd at 11am EST, we’re going to be hosting an incredibly special webinar. Mick Kaczorowski, Senior Executive Producer for Animal Planet, will be sharing his experiences working on Meerkat Manor, both the hit TV series and the upcoming movie!

This webinar, the latest in the Discovery Connect series is for teachers to share with their students. Mick will provide you with an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of how Meerkat Manor is filmed, documented and edited into a television show. While I can’t divulge all the details, I can tell you that you’re students will have the opportunity to see footage that has never been seen before! Students will also have the opportunity to ask Mick questions live during the webinar.

Click here to register. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon!

Meerkat Manor, now in its third season, is the most unusual reality show on TV. It follows the exploits of a family of meerkats. Standing tall at only one foot high, the meerkat is a small member of the mongoose family that thrives in one of the driest places on Earth – the Kalahari Desert. On the surface, the meerkats seem like adorable creatures, but do their cute façades mask their true colors? These highly social creatures are precocious and tough enough to send a cape cobra slinking into a hole.

View an episode of Meerkat Manor with your students prior to the webinar at the official website on!

We have webinars occurring every week. To see what other webinars Discovery Education is offering, click here to view the entire schedule.

About Mick Kaczorowki: Mick Kaczorowski was named Senior Executive Producer for Animal Planet in July 2005. In this role he is responsible for the editorial content for hundreds of hours of programming, with a special focus on natural history documentaries. Meerkat Manor: Queen of the Kalahari, the movie is based on the critically-acclaimed series which he oversaw for Animal Planet US. Previously, Kaczorowski was named executive producer and managing editor for the Discovery Channel in 2001. In 2002, he began overseeing production in the areas of daytime and fringe programming, serving as executive producer of It’s Christopher Lowell and helped create the 2003 daytime series Rally Round the House and Double Agents. Over the past few years, Kaczorowski has supervised Land of the Mammoth, and the Emmy award winning shows Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special and Walking with Prehistoric Beasts, the sequels to Discovery’s acclaimed, highest-rated programs. He provides editorial guidance to 30 hours of additional programming including Body Detective, Planet Storm, Terror on the Tracks, Beyond Human Limits and the series Storm Warning and Into the Death Zone.


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