What’s Happening in the WIld – Wednesday, April 22
Special Earth Day Screening of PLANETARY, 7pm followed by a panel discussion.
PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.
3:00 pm: Saving my Tomorrows
5:00 pm: Earth-A New Wild: Water, Shark Migration, & The Last Dragon: Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders
5:15 pm: Chances of the World Changing
7:00 pm: Special Earth Day Screening: Planetary
7:15 pm: Africa’s Giant Killers & The Ultimate Honey Badger
MPG Ranch Field Trip: A daylong field-trip to the MPG Ranch in the breathtaking Bitterroot Mountain Range, featuring a hands-on demo by the amazing folks at Quadrocopter. 9:30 am -3:30 pm
Cocktails & Tour – Montgomery Distillery – 6:30- 8:00pm
Special Earth Day Screening of Planetary followed by a panel discussion – 7:00 pm.
Africa’s Giant Killers
Brad Bestelink, 60 minutes, 2014
Africa’s largest herd of elephants and a fearless pride of young lions come face to face in an epic fight for survival. Rarely do their worlds collide, until now.
Chances of the World Changing
|| Artists on Nature ||
Eric Daniel Metzgar, 1h 26m, 2006
A man’s ever-growing collection of live turtles and tortoises makes his own life difficult to manage.
Earth A New Wild: Water
Nicolas Brown, 55 minutes, 2014
A fresh look at humankind’s relationship with water in the wildest places on planet earth. Unravelling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, Dr M. Sanjayan discovers spectacular wildlife stories that center around how we manage the natural pulse of the planet’s water.
The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders
Jeremy Monroe, 10 minutes, 2014
An intimate glimpse at North America’s largest salamander, the Eastern Hellbender, an ancient creature that lives as much in myth as in reality…. and in many waters, myths are all that remain of these stream-dwelling sentinels.
Carol McGrath, 5 minutes, 2014
When you swim in the warm ocean waters down south you are probably sharing the water with some big predators…like sharks. But maybe you assume there aren’t that many or that they don’t come too close to shore. If that is the case then you’d be shocked to find out that actually every year thousands of black tipped sharks appear off the coast of Florida. It’s become the mission of shark expert Stephen Kajiura to find out why so many are swimming in these waters and what is attracting them to the area. In this story we fly out with Stephen over the thousands of sharks and take a boat out to capture some so he can get a better picture of what draws them to the area in such huge numbers.
Saving My Tomorrow
Amy Schatz, 5 minutes, 2014
In this family series produced and directed by Amy Schatz, kids share their thoughts on a range of environmental issues from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. Scenes with scientists from the American Museum of Natural History explore how plants and animals are affected by a changing earth. Through a lyrical mix of science, animation and music, Saving My Tomorrow urges children to take action, providing them with profiles of young activists who are trying to make a difference, while highlighting ways in which kids can do their part.
Ultimate Honey Badger
Graeme Duane, 50 minutes, 2013
An orphaned Honey Badger’s journey to become the toughest hunter on the African Savannah.