Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries

Neil Losin, Nate Dappen, Day's Edge Productions | 2016 | 7 min.

2017 Official Selection

think-like-a-scientist-boundariesHumans construct boundaries — around our homes, our neighborhoods, and our nations — to bring order to a chaotic world. But we rarely consider how these boundaries affect other creatures.  Meet conservation photographer Krista Schlyer, who has spent the last seven years documenting the environmental effects of the U.S./Mexico border wall, and biologist Jon Beckmann, who studies how man-made barriers influence the movement of wildlife. Schlyer and Beckmann have seen damaging impacts of the border wall firsthand, but they remain optimistic. Humans probably won’t stop constructing walls and fences any time soon, but planning our boundaries with wildlife in mind can help prevent these structures from causing environmental harm.

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December 8, 2017 Great Falls MT Myrna Loy Center
November 25, 2017 Invermere BC Columbia Valley Centre
November 17, 2017 Las Vegas NV Clark County Library
November 16, 2017 Corvallis Oregon Whiteside Theatre
November 16, 2017 Missoula MO The Roxy Theatre
November 16, 2017 Corvallis OR Whiteside Theatre
November 10, 2017 Huntsville AL Flying Monkey Arts Center
November 10, 2017 Chico CA Museum of Northern California Art
November 5, 2017 Belfast ME The Colonial Theatre
November 4, 2017 Portland ME University of Southern Maine
November 3, 2017 Montgomery AL Goodwyn Hall Room 112
October 22, 2017 Birmingham AL Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 20, 2017 Klamath Falls OR Favell Museum
October 14, 2017 Chattanooga TN Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
October 13, 2017 Peoria IL Peoria Riverfront Museum
September 28, 2017 Pismo Beach CA Pismo Beach State Golf Club
September 23, 2017 Monterey CA Golden State Theatre
September 22, 2017 Carbondale IL Guyon Auditorium
September 22, 2017 Reno NV Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
September 15, 2017 Fort Collins CO - SOLD OUT! Colorado State University
September 15, 2017 Las Cruces NM Rio Grande Theatre
September 14, 2017 Duluth MN Clyde Iron Works
September 13, 2017 Quincy CA Town Hall Theatre
September 9, 2017 Mineral Point WI Mineral Point Opera House
August 25, 2017 Minneapolis MN The Ritz Theater
August 24, 2017 Nashville TN The Pavilion East
August 17, 2017 Lexington KY Kentucky Theatre
June 8, 2017 Crested Butte CO Center for the Arts
June 7, 2017 Gunnison CO Western State Colorado University
May 13, 2017 Gainesville GA Brenau Downtown Center
May 11, 2017 Mills River NC Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
May 4, 2017 Spokane WA East Washington State University
May 4, 2017 Spokane WA Garland Theatre
April 21, 2017 Sudbury ON Dynamic Earth
April 19, 2017 Seattle WA SIFF Cinema Uptown
April 15, 2017 Eugene OR Bijou Art Cinemas
April 14, 2017 Portsmouth NH The Music Hall
April 14, 2017 Walla Walla WA Whitman College Maxey Auditorium
April 13, 2017 Burlington VT Main Street Landing Film House
April 6, 2017 Harrisonburg VA Court Square Theater
April 5, 2017 Charlottesville VA Violet Crown
April 4, 2017 Champaign IL The ART Theatre Co-op
April 1, 2017 San Francisco CA Cowell Theater at Fort Mason
April 1, 2017 Flagstaff AZ The Orpheum Theatre
March 29, 2017 Maynard MA Fine Arts Theatre Palace
March 18, 2017 Auburn CA State Theater
March 18, 2017 Salida CO Salida Steam Plant Theater
March 11, 2017 Chewelah WA Quartzite Brewery
March 11, 2017 Sierra Madre CA Sierra Madre City Hall
March 10, 2017 Republic WA Ferry County Fairgrounds
March 9, 2017 Colville WA Alpine Theatre
March 9, 2017 Pittsburgh PA Eddy Theatre
March 9, 2017 El Segundo CA Old Town Music Hall
March 7, 2017 Plymouth New Hampshire The Flying Monkey Movie House
February 8, 2017 Bozeman MT Emerson Cultural Center
February 7, 2017 Damariscotta ME Lincoln Theatre
November 7, 2016 Helena MT Myrna Loy Center