Wild Wonders Film Screening

BC Lower Mainland

Thu. April 22nd, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join The Land Conservancy of BC to celebrate Earth Day with a screening of three award-winning films from the International Wildlife Film Festival. In honour of Earth Day, this event will provide educational entertainment to the public and create a forum for discussion around conservation issues. The main goal of the event is to promote a sense of community amongst individuals with a shared interest in the environment and for TLC to increase its voice in that community. Enter by donation and see:

Nature's Great Events - The Great Salmon Run
Finalist, Best of Category: Television Series over $500,000 Budget, Best Aerial Cinematography for Nature's Great Events, Merit Award for Cinematography, Screening
Every year grizzly bear families in North America depend for their survival on a spectacular natural event: the return of hundreds of millions of salmon from the Pacific Ocean to the mountain streams where they were born. They travel up to 10,000 miles only to spawn and die. The great return not only provides food for bears, but for killer whales, wolves, bald eagles and indeed the very forest itself. The question is: will the salmon return in time to keep hungry bears alive?

Wetlands and Wonder: Reconnecting Children with Nearby Nature
Finalist; Merit Award for Message
Our society is becoming increasingly distanced from the natural world and the absence of everyday connections to nature has negative effects - especially for children. Pockets of remaining wetlands in developed areas often provide the easiest access to nature, yet those wetlands may be degraded and go unnoticed. Urban and suburban wetlands are valuable resources to be restored, protected, and enjoyed. These remnants of the natural world in the human landscape can play a key role in reconnecting people to nearby nature thereby improving the health of our children and our communities.

Finalist, Merit Award for Artistic Approach, Screening
As a hybrid of natural history documentary, art film, and political commentary, this film explores the complexity of fire management and fire ecology of the Northern Rockies. This experimental documentary showcases extraordinary footage of black-backed woodpeckers, boreal toads, and other fire-dependent species, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of fire command camps.

TLC would like to thank its partners in this event for their support: UBC Robson Square, the Vancouver Courier, and the International Wildlife Film Festival.

The Land Conservancy of BC
Since 1997, TLC has been saving special places throughout our beautiful province for today and future generations. As B.C.'s leading charitable land trust, we have protected more than 300 properties or 125,000 acres of fast disappearing natural areas, historic sites, farms and ranches, and places of community and recreational importance. TLC works with many partners, all levels of government, businesses, community groups, and individuals to ensure the broadest support for our activities. TLC is proud to work on behalf of over 7,000 Members worldwide. Become a Member today at

Cost: Donation Category: Fairs & Fests, Miscellaneous
Location: UBC Robson Square, Theatre 300, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver More Info: Victoria Haynes

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