One Earth Film Festival: Youth and Family Programs
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

9:30 to 10:15 am: Films and activities for ages 3-8+
Habitats! Join us for a morning of sing-alongs about animals in their habitats, plus short films "Slugs and Bugs" and "Kid of the Wild." Families will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

10:30-11:30 am: Films and discussion for ages 9-13+
Join us for a screening of "Stories of Trust: California" and "Stories of Trust: Arizona," featuring remarkable plaintiffs from the first-ever landmark U.S. climate lawsuit filed by youth.

Afterward, local teen Elise Pope will share stories of her outback camping experiences in Canada, and how connecting to nature is one piece to unlocking youth activism. Ovya Ganesan, an Oak Park and River Forest High School senior, will discuss her experience on the Village of Oak Park's Environment & Energy Commission.

Now in its sixth year, One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability, and the power of human involvement. A production of Green Community Connections, the festival screens films in locations around Chicagoland and runs March 3-12. Learn more:

Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Debby Preiser