The evening will encourage guests to reflect on their ecological knowledge, everyday decisions and involvement with conservation efforts while viewing stories of human relationships with the environment through ten short films.
“We’re excited to bring this event to the Irvine Ranch Conservancy community because connecting people and nature can be done through various outlets, including film,” said Irvine Ranch Conservancy Program Coordinator, Ashley Tirona. “After the event, we hope people reflect on their connection to nature and are inspired to become active or more active with conservation efforts.”
Nine of the featured films will be presented by Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour. The films include A Letter to Congress, Visions of the Lost Sierra, Too Precious to Mine, The Curve of Time, A New View of the Moon, Brothers of Climbing, Chandalar, For The Love Of Mary and Big World. Irvine Ranch Conservancy will also be showing their own short film: Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks: Mountains to Sea. Please note, some films may be unsuitable for children under the age of 13.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early to learn about opportunities to enjoy and conserve nature with Irvine Ranch Conservancy and sponsor organizations. Enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes from Patagonia, REI Co-op, Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms and National Partners of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Irvine Ranch Conservancy thanks its local sponsors and partners Acorn Naturalists, Botanical Wonder, City of Irvine, Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms, NAI Wild West Region, Patagonia and REI Co-op for making this event possible.
Tickets for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour are $15.00 each and are available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds support hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour and Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Art Meets Science education program that combines art and science to promote the development of scientific skills, while creating conservation through art to inspire stewardship.
Irvine Ranch Conservancyis a non-profit, non-advocacy organization created in 2005 to help preserve and support the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, enhancing the public’s connection to the land while helping partners and landowners with all aspects of stewardship. The Conservancy offers a variety of free, guided outdoor programs for all nature enthusiasts including hiking, mountain biking, horse-back riding and much more. For more information, visit www.letsgooutside.org.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a program of the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The five-day flagship festival is held annually in Nevada City, California and features over 100 environmental and adventure films, workshops, talks, and exhibitions. SYRCL shares these films with other organizations through “On Tour” events which play at over 200 venues nationwide thanks to National Partners: Peak Design, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Klean Kanteen, and Earthjustice. For more information about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, please visit www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.