Education

IWFF Youth Matinee Program

2020 Virtual Festival Updates for Teachers & Professors 

Thanks for your interest in the 2020 IWFF Youth Matinees and for being a part of education in such a challenging time. We’re thrilled to announce that with the help of our sponsors, filmmakers, and some innovation and adaptation, the IWFF will be a virtual film festival this year. The 2020 Virtual IWFF will make a great variety of films available for free on our website during the week of the virtual festival, April 18th-25th.

Education Coordinator, Brit Garner, is available to advise how best to get your student, classroom, or organization involved in the virtual festival. Many films are available to stream for free or by purchasing a minimally priced $5 virtual pass for the week.

Please touch base with Brit if you need support to make a specific film accessible to your whole class (like American Wild Seasons: Spring!) by emailing [email protected].

Below are IWFF's recommendations for the films based on grade, listed by title and length. University students and High School students would likely benefit from watching and discussing any of the film selections available virtually. Additional resources, lesson plans, and activities to complement each individual film are available by clicking on the film title, or you can view some activity resources at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for doing what you do!
~ IWFF staff

Preschool to Kindergarten
Chungungo: A Mentor's Tale (9:38)
Rocky Intertidal Zones (Oregon) (3:20)

Kindergarten to 2nd
Chungungo: A Mentor's Tale (9:38)
March of the Newts (4:25)
Rocky Intertidal Zones (Oregon) (3:20)

3rd to 5th
Chungungo: A Mentor's Tale (9:38)
Gajah Borneo (5:00)
March of the Newts (4:25)
America’s Wild Seasons: Spring (50:01) - Virtual Pass Required! 

Middle School
Gajah Borneo (5:00)
Golden (7:52)
March of the Newts (4:25)
Rodent Roommates (4:34)
See Animals (1:53)
Tracking Black Bears (8:01)
Capuchin Culture (12:22)
The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete (10:30)
The Birds of Play (13:28)
Voices of the Pacific Flyway (13:01)
America’s Wild Seasons: Spring (50:01) - Virtual Pass Required! 
Lost Cities interactive website
In This Together, We Are One (19:51)

High School +
Golden (7:52)
March of the Newts (4:25)
Rodent Roommates (4:34)
See Animals (1:53)
Tales of a Tailfeather (5:08)
Tracking Black Bears (8:01)
Spawning Hope (9:46)
Capuchin Culture (12:22)
Chasing Ghosts (15:36)
The Science of an Extreme Animal Athlete (10:30)
Bare Existence (18:56)
The Birds of Play (13:28)
Voices of the Pacific Flyway (13:01)
Panda Goes Wild (52:00) - Virtual Pass Required! 
Lost Cities interactive website
In This Together, We Are One (19:51)
Last Wild Place: The American Praire Reserve (13:25)
Tigerland (1:30) - Virtual Pass Required! 

 

Education Extras (extras also included on each film's page.)
Spring scavenger hunt
Monarch butterflies - see the education tab
Make the ocean in a jar with SciShow Kids
Bison restoration lessons and activities - 6th grade and up
All about prairies - 7th grade and up
Rodent ecosystem roles - 5th grade and up
NOAA coral reef activities
Bird migrations - 5th grade and up
United Nations plastic pollution activities
Bird lessons and activities from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology - K-12th grade

 

We love connecting with our community educators and hope to hear from you soon. 

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2020 IWFF Youth Matinee Series. This support allows the matinees to be free for everyone to attend and this year, the support also went to providing the supplemental resources for each IWFF selection and reaching out to educators across the nation.

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