The evening features a selection of films and local environmental organization exhibitors that revolve mainly around wildlife conservation, sustainable eating, and the preservation of natural areas.
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EVENT: Wild and Scenic Film Festival and EnviroFair
Date & Times: Sat Jan 26, 2018, Films at 7:30 p.m. or 9:10 p.m., EnviroFair from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Natural History Museum, 1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Map
* Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
* First Show — Films: 7:30 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
* EnviroFair: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
* Second Show — Films: 9:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in the world. There will be two showings of the same films. Be sure to stop by the EnviroFair in the Sears Hall of Human Ecology to visit with local environmental partner organizations and find out how you can make a difference.
Stop by to visit the WCAS Exhibit Booth!
Gabriel Diamond | 2018 | 6 min.
In 2004, frustrated by failed marine conservation efforts, marine biologist Alasdair Harris encouraged a coastal Madagascar community to close off a small section of their octopus fishing area. A few months later, the community saw huge increases in their catch and incomes. The model went viral, showing the world that protecting the ocean can and should go hand-in-hand with improving lives.
CAN WE SAVE THE FROG PRINCE?
Jonathan Kolby | 2018 | 13 min.
After surviving for millions of years, frogs around the world are disappearing in a global extinction crisis. Human activity has unleashed a deadly parasitic chytrid fungus, now spreading like wildfire through the international wildlife trade. Jonathan Kolby and the Honduras frog rescue team are racing to battle this fungus and save endangered frogs in the cloud forest of Cusuco National Park before they vanish.
CELEBRATING THE COMEBACK OF THE CUYAHOGA RIVER
Ohio EPA | 2018 | 12 min.
To many, the Cuyahoga River fire on June 22, 1969 represents a turning point for environmental regulation. This river caught the attention of the nation due to excessive pollution. Certainly not the worst, it was thrust to the forefront as a symbol of environmental degradation. With the formation of the U.S. EPA in 1970 and passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, changes were in store for all waterways in the United States. In addition to the Clean Water Act, the Cuyahoga River was one of the 43 Areas of Concern identified by the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These programs and regulations were focused on improving the lives of those both in and near the water. Now 50 years later, how is the river doing in its recovery "fueled" by local, state and federal partners?
A HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS
Ryan Maxey | 2018 | 4 min.
Want to know the complete story of National Parks in under four minutes? It’s hard to do, but this snappy short gives it a good shot. The (unofficial) History of National Parks covers everything from their creation to the challenges they ensure and inadvertently create; and how they provide benefit to both individuals and society.
Leila Conners | 2018 | 21 min.
Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.
The ticket price includes viewing films and complimentary snacks provided by the Zack Bruell Cafe. Tickets can be purchased for beverages, wine, and beer.
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