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A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun is a co-production of Meg Hanrahan Media and Voyageur Media Group. “The documentary highlights the life of E. Lucy Braun, a groundbreaking 20th century scientist,” says Meg Hanrahan, the documentary’s writer, producer and director. “We think Dr. Braun should be better recognized for her role as one of the country’s first ecologists and for being a tireless advocate for preservation.” In addition to telling Lucy’s story, the program documents important history in ecology, tells the tale of the fate of many of our virgin forests, and illustrates the rewards of successful preservation of natural spaces.”

The one-hour documentary is currently being distributed to regional public television stations. Please use the blue navigation bars at the top of this page to find information about Distribution (regional/national public television); a Media Room (releases/images); Education (resources for teachers); DVD’s (order forms) and About (bios, background, advisors).

Project Headlines

Lucy Braun is going national in 2019: WOSU Public Media (Columbus) has agreed to serve as the presenting station of Force for Nature: Lucy Braun to national public television stations. Meg Hanarahan Media and Voyageur are thrilled to be working with Stacia Hentz, TV Program Director, WOSU, on plans to distribute the documentary to over 100 public television stations throughout the United States in 2019. We’ll keep you apprised.

Kentucky (KET) broadcasts: A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun had its broadcast premiere on Kentucky Educational Television (KET1) on November 18. The station’s KET3/KY (The Kentucky Channel) will continue to broadcast the program in 2019. See KET3/KY (The Kentucky Channel) schedule below.

Educational Materials: The production team and staff members from the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve System are developing educational materials to enhance classroom use of A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun. Visit theEdge of Appalachia Preserve System special Lucy Braun website page to download lesson plans for Upper Elementary school students. Plans for middle and high school are in the works.

Facebook Site: 

Visit A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun on Facebook (click on icon).  

This is a great resource for news, events and screenings about the program.


Home DVDs

 A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun is now available as a home DVD for viewers, teachers and students.

Please click here to download our DVD order form (widescreen version).



Support Media

Trailer: A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun

Watch our preview of this compelling documentary (7:13 minutes)

Promo: A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun

Here’s our 30 second promotional spot for regional ptv stations.

Braun Photograph Preservation Project

“Behind-the-scenes” video (6:40 minutes)

Learn how five organizations in Greater Cincinnati combined their resources to preserve, conserve and digitize over 1,700 photographs from the Annette and E. Lucy Braun Photographic Collection (see news articles and links about project below).This preservation project is made possible by The Anness Family Charitable Fund.

Project Support

We are so grateful to all of our funders:

Major Donors: $22,000-$25,000

  • Meshewa Farm Foundation.
  • Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Generous Support: $10,000-$12,000

  • Anness Family Charitable Fund.
  • Alan B. Lindner Family Fund.

Generous Support: $4,000-$9,999

  • Camden Foundation.
  • The Nature Conservancy in Ohio.
  • Cincinnati Museum Center.







Additional Support: $1,000-$3,999

  • Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Buck Niehoff.
  • Motch Family Foundation, Inc.
  • The Indian Hill Garden Club.
  • University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences
  • Hope Taft.
  • Amy Banister & Carl Stich.
  • The Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society.
  • The Midwest Native Plant Society, Inc.
  • Other donors supporting the project include: Judy & Francis Ganance, Chris Bedel & Suzanne Chouteau, Upstream 360, Christine Hadley, Barb & Mort Nicholson, Polly Whittaker, Elizabeth Huey, Scott & Michele Beuerlein, Dan & Molly Kenney, Robert & Margaret Henn, Steve & Ann Bobonick, Steve & Pam Inglish, Lisa Haglund MD, and the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program.