Outdoor Center News
In Focus film series at COC
Last Updated: 23.Feb.2018
In Focus, presented in partnership with Greensboro Wonder Arts, is a new film series focusing on climate change. This winter we will screen three documentaries that address what is happening to Earth’s ice, snow and water as more of the polar ice caps melt and the weather patterns become more extreme. Local experts and community leaders facilitate post-film community conversations that provide the tools and understanding for how to create positive change in our community through education, outreach, and action.
Remaining series' dates:
27 February: Saving Snow, 6:30pm
Saving Snow is a 53-minute documentary premiering February 22nd at the American Birkebeiner ski race in Hayward, Wisconsin. The film looks at how ski towns are coping with the impacts of climate change on their winter economy and how some are paving the way toward a clean energy future. Film and discussion.
20 March: Saving our Waters, 6:30pm
Saving Our Waters, is comprised of three thought-provoking short documentaries covering steps toward keeping our waterways clean; the impacts of phosphorus and other contaminants; and using the science behind the issues to derive solutions that have positive impact on our communities. Featuring interviews with scientists, citizens, farmers, business owners, and dozens of other stakeholders, the shorts create a comprehensive look at the health of the entire watershed of the lake, which encompasses approximately 40% of the state. Saving Our Waters aims to examine the state of the Lake Champlain Basin today with an eye toward practical solutions to keeping Vermont’s waterways clean in an age of extreme weather events.