Informal Evening of Film, Science and Discussion
Address: Community Idea Stations | 23 Sesame Street | Richmond, VA 23235
6 PM Reception and Activities
7 PM Film, Conversation, Q & A with Director/Producer, Randall MacLowry and Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Science Museum of Virginia Climate and Earth Scientist
Join them for an evening of film and conversation about one of nature’s most mysterious and unique ecosystems–the Florida Everglades. THE SWAMP, an American Experience/PBS film, is a timely tale of the perils of mankind’s abuse of nature.
The film explores the repeated efforts to transform what was seen as a vast and useless wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, ultimately leading to a passionate campaign to preserve America’s greatest wetland. The story is told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, from hucksters to politicians to unlikely activists. Following the screening of a portion of the film, join the conversation about the environmental issues reflected in THE SWAMP and how they relate to Virginia today.
Wildlife interactions with Maymont • Art exhibition provided by “Endangered Among Us”
Botanical art demonstrations by Plants of the James River Project • Exhibit by Virginia Institute of Marine Science