Dr. Suzuki leads a group of children on a voyage to discover different aspects of the environment and learn how each individual is "connected" to nature. Through their adventures, the children and viewers learn to appreciate their relationship with the environment and what they can do to protect it. The series was designed to inform, stimulate and motivate parents and their children to take up an environmental project. It encourages the natural instinct children have for discovery, and increases their awareness of the beautiful and complex web of life and our place in it. WINTER WALK This is the Cartwright Conservation area, about half an hour's ride from Toronto. This whole place has been affected a lot by people through clearing and farming, pollution and introduction of new species. But nature is tough. And even though we're right next to Canada's largest city, there are still a lot of wild creatures here. You might think at this time of the year that plants and animals are asleep for the winter and many of them are. But if you look carefully, you'll see signs of activity everywhere. Come and meet my friends; we're going to join Dan Stuckey, the naturalist who works here.