Posted on May 31, 2018
June 1st – Sudbury, OT
Hosting Partner: Science North
About Science North: Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada. In addition to the two science centres in Sudbury, Science North also oversees an award-winning Large Format Film production unit and an Exhibit Sales and Service unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits for sale or lease to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world.
June 1st – Husum, WA
Hosting Partner: Wet Planet Whitewater
About Wet Planet Whitewater: Wet Planet Whitewater is the Center for River Rafting and Kayaking in the Columbia River Gorge – Washington and Oregon. Wet Planet is a group of motivated, energetic, whitewater professionals who have come together to share a passion for whitewater rafting and kayaking. We offer guided river rafting trips on the Northwest’s classic “wild and scenic” rivers, whitewater kayak lessons and instruction, and river rescue training for whitewater professionals.
June 2nd – Los Angeles, CA
Hosting Partner: Gateway to Nature
About Gateway to Nature: The Gateway to Nature Center, located in the historic Hellman/Quon building, is designed to engage all audiences, with specific focus toward the 400,000 youth and school groups who frequent El Pueblo annually. The center explores the way in which nature is open to interpretation, inviting imagination, creativity, whimsy, and even mystery. It challenges traditional notions of outdoor exploration by highlighting unique ways people in Los Angeles engage with nature, in particular, their local parks, forests, and public lands. By expanding visitors’ perceptions, the center aims to educate and encourage new modes of park participation—but more importantly, spark moments of self-discovery, identification, and advocacy.
June 2nd – Oregon City, OR
Hosting Partner: eNRG Kayaking
About eNRG Kayaking: eNRG Kayaking is one of the top paddling schools in the Northwest. We buy, sell, and rent canoes, kayaks, rafts, SUPs and associated equipment in Oregon. Founded by extreme kayak champion Sam Drevo, our staff consists of Olympic champions, river rescue experts, American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor trainers, and many dedicated and certified instructors. Founded as an evolution of the Lewis & Clark College Paddling Club in Portland Oregon, we specialize in beginner instruction, kayak instructor training, and Swiftwater rescue/safety instruction. In 2011, we moved our shop from SE Portland to an on-water location in Oregon City at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette River.
June 2nd – Costa Mesa, CA
Hosting Partner: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church
About Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church: We are a church that welcomes people of all beliefs – even those that we might disagree with. In our church, you might sit next to an atheist, a pagan, a Buddhist, or a Christian; maybe a Hindu or an agnostic, or a Muslim. What do they all have in common? A sense that, despite our differences, we are united as human beings (Unitarianism) and that there is a universal connection, or love, inherent in all these traditions (Universalism). We agree to learn from one another and to travel our own paths alongside one another. And together we work for a more just and compassionate world.
June 8th – Cincinnati, OH
Hosting Partner: Ohio River Foundation
About Ohio River Foundation: Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned about the Ohio River, and the need for increased citizen response to the degradation of this valuable natural resource. ORF’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its tributaries for the health and enjoyment of present and future generations. ORF has grown to offer programs in education and stewardship that reach thousands of schoolchildren each year and touch the lives of thousands more citizens by protecting water quality and improving quality of life.
June 12th – San Antonio, TX
Hosting Partner: San Antonio River Authority
About San Antonio River Authority: In 1917, the voters of Texas, recognizing the necessity of developing and conserving the State’s water resources and inspired by devastating floods of 1913 and 1914, passed a Constitutional amendment allowing the Legislature to create special purpose political subdivisions of the State to serve regional areas, generally coincidental with river basins and to be generally known as river authorities. SARA, created in 1937, is one of many such active river authorities in the State of Texas. Its jurisdiction covers 3,658 square miles—all of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad Counties.
Going On Tour
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003. Over the past 12 years, it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival of its kind in the nation. The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the nationwide tour to over 150 cities. Each tour stop is an opportunity for an organization to reach out into their community and bring people together around community-based activism. We offer a diverse menu of environmental films that delve into themes such as energy, climate change, conservation, wildlife, community activism, environmental justice, and adventure. Each venue custom builds their own film program to include issues they want to spotlight. Plus, we provide PR materials and a comprehensive planning guide. As an environmental group who has experienced amazing success with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we want to share our success with other organizations to create a network connected by a common goal – to use film to inspire activism!
For more information about Wild & Scenic On Tour, please contact Theresa at (530) 265-5961 x 204 or via email.