Posted on January 7, 2019
We kick things off on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Nevada Union High School’s Don Baggett Theater where students attend a carefully selected, age-appropriate program. On Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 17 students in grades K-8 attend curated programming at The Del Oro Theatre. A big THANK YOU goes out to both of these venues for their generous partnership!
This year, we’re especially excited to announce The Youth Environmental Sciences (YES) Charter Academy’s film, Wonder Plant Woman vs. The Invasive Plant Monster will be featured in the Wild & Scenic School Program. Since 2008, YES Charter Academy, based in the North Yuba County town of Oregon House, has provided education with an environmental science focus to students in kindergarten through grade 8, focusing on hands-on, experiential learning and project-based units of study.
In addition to film programming, Wild & Scenic creates and shares film-specific, standards-based curriculum packets with participating educators from local elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This year’s curriculum includes lessons donated by The Museum of Natural and Cultural History, The Africa Lion and Environmental Research Trust, Olympic National Park and The NY Times Social Studies Lesson Plans, Bears Ears Coalition, Bull Frog Films “Standing On Sacred Ground,” and The Northern Arizona University Library- Special Collections and Archives.
Teachers are given a selection of curriculum tools. For example, they can make wildflower seed balls with their students to teach the relationship between plants and insects or study maps to get to know the local watershed.
Our Wild & Scenic education team offers a wide array of free and low-cost programs for audiences throughout our community. We shape learning experiences meant to spark intellectual and cultural connectivity while promoting the overarching value of the arts to society. Youth and teens explore the nature of creativity in all its forms through encounters designed to hone critical thinking skills while shaping their understanding of the world. Families can together enjoy child-friendly films, performances, and hands-on visual arts activities. Wild & Scenic is working to further develop our Youth program in 2019, including our international On Tour Program and Wild Child selection of films for younger audiences.
Our 2019 Wild and Scenic School Program features the following films:
Kindergarten – Grade 4
Wonder Plant Woman vs. The Invasive Plant Monster
March of the Newts
Fire Followers – Yosemite Nature Notes
Meet the Real Wolf
The Last Straw
Help Save the Yuba
Grades 5 – 8
Grades 9 – 12
Learn more about Wild & Scenic’s Youth Programming here.