Spark Heroes: Rob Pringle

2 Minutes
Filmmaker: Nate Dappen and Neil Losin

Princeton University ecologist, Rob Pringle, tells the story of his scientific heroes: Dan Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs, a husband-and-wife team of tropical ecologists who revolutionized Costa Rican conservation.

Screens on Friday, October 13th during Block 2, which begins at 7:00PM at the Frank Center.

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Spark Heroes: Jon Beckmann

2 Minutes
Filmmakers: Nate Dappen & Neil Losin

Wildlife Conservation Society ecologist, Jon Beckmann, tells the story of one of his scientific heroes: Don Kaufman, a wildlife ecologist.

Screens on Sunday, October 15th in Block 13, which begins at 5:00 at the National Conservation Training Center.

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SkyTruth

2 Minutes
Filmmaker: Thad Reid

Shepherdstown’s own nonprofit that has received worldwide attention for using satellite imagery and remote sensing data to identify, map, and monitor threats to our planet.
Ryan Covington and Christian Thomas from SkyTruth will speak about their partnership with Global Fishing Watch.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 4, which begins at 1:30 PM at Reynolds Hall.

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Ruffed Grouse

9 Minutes
Filmmakers: Tracy Graziano & Hal Korber

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Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists and hunters contribute to the discovery that West Nile Virus is negatively impacting the ruffed grouse population.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 4 at 1:30 PM in Reynolds Hall.

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Naturally Selected

Student Film
9 Minutes

Filmmaker: James Evans
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Inspirational environmentalist, Sam Van Leer, fights to save Miami from drowning.

Screens on Sunday, October 15th in Block 9, which begins at 1:00 PM at the Frank Center.

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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

79 Minutes
Filmmaker: Matt D’Avella

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Examines the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker. This film will give you motivation to curb the materialistic life-style.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 7, which begins at 7:00 PM in Reynolds Hall.

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Melting Stars

15 Minutes
Filmmaker: Kate Green
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An investigation of The Sea Star Wasting disease which has resulted in one of the most catastrophic species die-offs in recorded history, impacting sea stars from Alaska to Mexico.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 4, which begins at 1:30 PM at Reynolds Hall.

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Mass Extinction No. 6

4 Minutes
Filmmaker: Daniel Azarian
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Stop-motion animation video that uses a playful diorama vibe to dramatize the very real assault on the earth’s environment.  Original song by Whisperado!

Screening Sunday, October 15th in Block 13, which begins at 5:00 PM at the National Conservation Training Center.

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Love of Place

9 Minutes
Filmmaker: Brian Olliver
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When an invasive plant species threatens to take over a beautiful desert river, an obsessive park ranger sets out to kill it.

Screens on Sunday, October 15th in Block 11 which begins at 3:00 PM at the National Conservation Training Center.

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Lost in Light II

2 Minutes
Filmmaker:  Sriram Murali

Depicts how light pollution affects night skies using one of the most prominent constellations—Orion.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 3, which begins at 1:00 PM at the Frank Center.

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