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Free! - 5th Annual Environmental Youth Forum

CFI Education

San Rafael, CA

Free!  - 5th Annual Environmental Youth Forum

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Monday, Feb. 11 - 8:30 - 9:30 THE SHARK RIDDLE   more info Free  
Monday, Feb.11 - 9:40 - 10:50 THE STORY OF STRAW/DEEP DIVE Free  
Monday, Feb. 11 - 12:00 - 1:00 THE SHARK RIDDLE Free  
Monday, Feb. 11 - 1:10 - 2:30 GIMME GREEN / DEEP DIVE Free  
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - 8:15 - 2:30 HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS ALL DAY Free  

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5TH ANNUAL

ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH FORUM

 

What Can I Do? ... Engage!Connect!Act! Lead!

The 5th Annual Environmental Youth Forum is a two-day event for              School Groups grades 1-12 , incorporating film screenings, individual and panel discussions and  Q & A's with filmmakers and representatives from leading local and national environmental organizations. The EYF was created to address the growing need for an active and engaging approach to teaching environmental awareness and activism to a diverse youth population. The  Environmental Youth Forum will give students a window into many environmental issues of our time and they will leave with the question    What Can I Do?   answered many times over.

 Watch us build this program with more speakers and films on the CFI Education Blog: 

cafilm.wordpress.com

 

Please use this Eventbrite invitation to reserve seats for your students, or email us at : education@cafilm.org.

 

A limited number of buses are available upon request.

 

First come,first served.

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Monday, February 11th - Grades 1-5

8:30 - 10:50

(Teachers can choose how long to stay)


8:30 - 9:30 

 

 
  The Shark Riddle - Brother and sister Robert and Laura Sams are The Riddle Solvers . The film is designed to help children develop empathy and positive feelings towards sharks, learn about the diversity of shark species and learn how sharks are necessary for a healthy ocean.
                    With special appearance by  "The Riddle Seekers"  Robert and Laura Sams.



  9:40 -10:50

  

A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW -Starting as a fourth grade class project and one child's question, "What can we do to save an endangered species?",  a remarkable program  evolved that has restored over 20 miles of habitat, galvanized the local community, and led to significant educational innovation.

With Laurette Rogers , leader of The STRAW Project


 


Deep Dive: The Lang's  - Richard and Judith Selby Lang have, for years, been picking up plastic detritus from Kehoe Beach in Northern California and using these found objects to create art. This short documentary is a fascinating primer on the couple’s philosophy and work.


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   Monday, February 11th  -  Grades 6-8 

12:00– 2:30



12:00 - 1:00
 
  The Shark Riddle - Brother and sister Robert and Laura Sams are The Riddle Solvers . The film is designed to help children develop empathy and positive feelings towards sharks, learn about the diversity of shark species and learn how sharks are necessary for a healthy ocean.
             With special appearance by  "The Riddle Seekers"  Robert and Laura Sams.



  1:10 - 2:30  - Program of Short Films


   Gimme Green –  A humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life.

 

 

Deep Dive: The Lang's  - Richard and Judith Selby Lang have, for years, been picking up plastic detritus from Kehoe Beach in Northern California and using these found objects to create art. This short documentary is a fascinating primer on the couple’s philosophy and work.

Discussion and Q & A following with Richard Lang and Judith Selby.

 

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                                   Tuesday February 12th - Grades 9-12 , 8:15 – 2:30


 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  2012 BROWER YOUTH AWARD WINNER                                                MAYA SALSEDO


 
Maya Salsedo got her start working towards food justice when she was fourteen years old as a High School student volunteering after school and working in the summer. At age 16 she became the first youth organizer of Rooted in Community working with high school youth from around the nation who are urban farmers, nutrition educators and rural community enter members feeding their communities. Maya is a 2012 Brower Youth Award winner for her work on the Youth Food Bill of Rights. Today she is a 20 year old senior at Mills College in Oakland California majoring in Ethnic Studies and Political Legal Economic Analysis. A soccer player, burrito lover and nature enthusiast. 


 

  Among Giants – In the midst of California’s coastal redwood region, Green Diamond Resource Company continues to clearcut redwood forests, devastating habitats and leaving scars across the land. Farmer, a direct action environmental activist in his late 20s, decides to tree-sit in the McKay Tract -- a 60-acre grove of ancient redwoods that is home to spotted owls, deer, flying squirrels, and countless other life forms.

 

 

 

 

  Bitter Seeds - Beautifully told and deeply disturbing, Bitter Seeds explores the way farming is changing all over the world. Following a US complaint to the World Trade Organization, India had to open its doors to foreign seed companies. Within a few years multinational corporations have taken over India’s seed market replacing the local disease-resistant strains, with dire consequences for local farming and increasing the suicide rate for farmers who have been forced into growing GM crops.

With director: Micha Peled


Cane Toads: The Conquest – Cane Toads: The Conquest is a provocative account of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder . It’s an often comic always tongue in cheek documentary horror film about the environmental devastation left in the wake of the giant toads' unstoppable march across Australia.


 

 

  Chasing Ice - is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. With a band of young adventurers in tow, award-winning photographer James Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

 

 

The Eyes Of Thailand - is the inspirational and powerful story of one woman’s quest to help two elephant landmine survivors—Motala and Baby Mosha—walk on their own four legs. Treating their wounds was only part of the journey; building elephant-sized prostheses was another. Their injury was caused by American cluster bombs left in Laos from Vietnam-era carpet bombing.

 

A Fierce Green Fire – This epic film isthe first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.

With director: Mark Kitchell

 

Gimme Green –  A humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life.


Green Streets : Turning Trash Into Cash in an American Inner City (work in progress) - This is a remarkable story about 27-year-old entrepreneur Tyrone Mullins and his peers as they turn trash into cash in the distressed San Francisco housing projects where they live, confronting barriers to employment and conservation in a distressed urban community.

With director:  Sophie Constantinou, producer Sam Ball and documentary subject Tyrone Mullins

 

   The New Environmentalists - Robert Redford narrates the stories of six environmental activists and Goldman Prize winners who each seek to protect Earth’s natural resources, combat pollution and fight for environmental justice.  


Rebels With A Cause -  Tells the story  of a handful of politically savvy  Marin County activists, who awakened their neighbors, local farmers, and officials to the threat of sprawl and over-development . Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today.

With director:  Nancy Kelly and  producer/editor Kenji Yamoto

 


   Terra Blight -Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary exploring America's consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.  Where dose the waste go? The answers are shocking.

 

 Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West - WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. With producer : James Redford


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For information about CFI Education call (415)383-5256 x 113 ,education@cafilm.org  visit www.cafilm.org

or blog with us at http://cafilm.wordpress.com.

 


           

 

 

 

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Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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