Conservationist and national treasure, Chris Packham has partnered with the creative team behind Flora of the Forest to provide expert consultation and input into the natural history elements central to the animated pre-school ‘eco-comedy’ series.
In his role – and working with the team at Koko Rose Media – Packham will guide stories towards matters of relevance and interest in the world of conservation and the environment.
Chris Packham is one of the UK’s leading naturalists, a broadcaster, award-winning conservationist, photographer and best-selling author. He is a presenter of the popular shows Springwatch, Autumnwatch, and Winterwatch series, as well as other notable shows such as Nature’s Weirdest Events, World’s Weirdest Events, World’s Sneakiest Animals, andSecrets of our Living Planet.
His documentaries include Chris Packham: Forever Punk and Chris Packham: 7.7 Billion People and Counting. Flora of the Forest is the only animated preschool series in Chris’ current or recent projects.
Created by UK artist Jo Rose, Flora of the Forest is an animated preschool eco-comedy starring Flora, a switched-on seven-year old with a passion for nature and a bold mission in life: to someday publish Flora’s Diary of Every Living Thing.
Flora, Toby and Rowan Fox, are Citizen Scientists, friends with a natural-born spark for science, and a relentless curiosity of the natural world. The series is in development with three-time Emmy winning showrunner and co-developer, Karen Fowler.
Packham said: “As a passionate conservationist and campaigner, inspiring people into awareness and action is essential. Flora of the Forest sets out to inspire this awareness and action in very young viewers, with humour, beautiful settings, and wonderfully original characters. I am very much looking forward to helping Flora make an impact on future citizen scientists everywhere.”
Jo Rose, creator of Flora of the Forest, added: “As a nature-inspired artist from the New Forest, I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Chris. Chris has played a significant role in influencing my sustainable art practice as well as informing Flora’s world and the characters in the show.
“My family and I are huge fans of Chris’s environmental and conservation work and my son, an avid bird watcher, is over the moon.”