Youth Activities at Wild & Scenic

D3S_4453The Wild & Scenic Film Fest has plenty of activities for youth of all ages (and the young-at-heart!) to be inspired to take care of the planet. Bring the whole family for the below youth-oriented special events happening over the festival weekend.

Family Friendly 3D Films at the Del Oro Theatre
Thursday, January 14th at 7pm
Del Oro Theatre, Grass Valley

We’ll be screening 3D films at 7:00pm at the historic Del Oro Theater. This year’s selections are:

Wild Africa (40 min)
The Great Apes (20 min)
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean (40 min)

PLEASE NOTE: A special ticket is required for the Thursday Night Film Session in Grass Valley.


Saturday Morning Kid Films

Saturday, January 16, Doors open at 9 am
Del Oro Theater, Grass Valley

Kids of all ages are invited to attend the Saturday & Sunday Morning Kid Films sessions in downtown Grass Valley. Tickets are $8 for adults or children and will be sold (if available) at the box office at the theater (cash only, please). The following films will be shown:

An Education: A Father Daughter Trip of Discovery
A Journey to a Foam Free Future

Worse Than Poop!
Medieval Monsters
The Importance of Lios
Distress Call
The Adventures of the Fast Food Fighters
The Creature Show Episode 1: Salamandar Rain
Parker’s Top 50 Favorite Things About Northwest Rivers

PLEASE NOTE: Saturday & Sunday Morning Kid Films requires a separate ticket, even if you possess a weekend pass. You may buy your in advance online, at the SYRCL office, or at the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, and we recommend you do buy early… they will sell out!


Teen Workshop: How are YOU Changing the World?
Saturday, 1pm-3pm
The Center for the Arts

Every person makes a difference, and teens have the power to change the world. Join us for the WSFF teen summit, moderated by activist, Julia Butterfly Hill. Julia will share her story, including the two years she lived in a redwood tree to save a forest. Julia will encourage teens to share their experiences and how they’re making an impact. The discussion highlights teen involvement in outdoor education, adventure travel, restoration, and activism. This is an open discussion event, encouraging sharing, questions, and networking of youth leaders from around the globe.

FREE to the public.


Soundscape Ecology Walk
Inspired by Bernie Krause, the musician and acoustic scientist who pioneered the field of soundscape ecology, nature sound walks will follow each screening of Nature’s Orchestra, the 2016 Official Selection film about his work. A naturalist and guide will take participants on an easy hike along the Tribute Trail. Stops along the way will provide opportunities to record nature sounds. After the walk, head back to Fest HQ where an Adobe Audition computer station will transfer the recordings onto a spectrogram. While not limited to youth participation, this activity is recommended for youth!

Saturday, January 16, 12:45pm: Meet in front of Nevada City Veteran’s Memorial Building
Sunday, January 17, 12:45pm: Meet in front of the Miners Foundry

FREE to the public.


Yuba Poetry
Saturday, 2pm
Commercial Street, Nevada City

Fourth grade Grass Valley Charter School students perform original Yuba River poetry and song. Their poems highlight their experiences with salmon and their desire to be advocates for a healthy river ecosystem.

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