The 2012 SPAWNING RUN/WALK
Presented by the WA-BC Chapter of the AFS
Join us for the Spawning Run/Walk at the McKinnon Building on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 a.m. Come run/walk along the Alumni Chip Trail with your fellow AFS and SER members and take in the scenery of the beautiful University of Victoria campus.
Please email Jim Shannon at jshannon [at] anchorqea [dot] com to register.
All participants will get their name entered into a drawing for a WA-BC Chapter hat and t-shirt!
View route map on the right or download the 2012 Spawning Run Map (PDF) .
Engaging Your Audience: Promoting Restoration Via the Power of Film
Films shown in spectacular Blu-Ray™
A key challenge in the field of restoration is reaching out to and informing an audience; whether it be local landowners, decision makers, or watershed residents. Support from these individuals is critical to developing and maintaining support for environmental restoration projects. The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is promoting a local series of restoration-based films that capture the essence of compelling storytelling through the lens of video documentary. These films provide excellent examples of how video storytelling can capture an audience; educate the viewer; and change perceptions pertaining to environmental efforts being implemented throughout the Pacific Northwest. If we are to maintain the momentum behind restoration, we will need to continue to expand beyond outdated communication methods and truly connect with our intended audience with cutting edge techniques.
Shelly Solomon, Biologist, Environmental Filmmaker, and owner of Leaping Frog Films, will be on hand to share these films with you. Throughout her career as a biologist, she has been constantly surprised by the magnitude of positive environmental work being implemented in the Pacific Northwest, which goes unnoticed by the public at large. Shelly’s mission is to encourage a better-informed public by engaging individuals through the power of film. She received Sustainable Seattle’s 2010 “Leadership in Sustainability in the Natural World” award for her film work.
We encourage you to attend Part A and Part B of this session to view numerous restoration-based films; each one depicting a captivating and unique story. When taken together, these stories represent a cross section of the plethora of projects and various storytelling techniques used to depict them. The common thread running through all these stories is that they have all been undertaken on behalf of wildlife and the environment across the Pacific Northwest.
Shelly will be available to discuss the “Nuts and Bolts” of creating a film from initial concept through final product ready for outreach. Leaping Frog Films will be selling their environmental restoration series at their booth with 20% of the proceeds being donated to SER.