By Megan King: "Safeguarding Boulder's Birds of Prey" tells the story of Delyn Drake, a second-year raptor monitor for the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department, monitors peregrine falcons. Through participating in this program, she has gained a better understanding and a new appreciation for the seasonal raptor closures enacted by OSMP to protect nesting habitat for local birds of prey.
By Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath: Power in Numbers demonstrates how a network of homeowners in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia educate and empower themselves by building a community to equip their homes with alternative, solar energy panels.
By Sam Sheline: In the mid 2000s, the deadly chytrid fungus pushed many of Panama's unique amphibians to the brink of extinction. Golden frogs are the country's national animal, a talisman of good luck, and extinct in the wild. Biologist Edgardo Griffith saved the beloved frogs and then had to come to terms with losing them in the wild. There may still be hope for the country's largest salamander, which comes out on the slopes of the country's tallest volcano on rainy nights. Although a new threat looms on the horizon for the salamander, and many see amphibian extinctions around the world as a warning of more mass extinctions to come.
By Kent Wagner: For thousands of years the Dayak tribes of Borneo have depended upon the rainforests which surround them. Today deforestation, due to logging, mining and industrial palm oil cultivation, is erasing those ancient forests. As the forests disappear the Dayak are vanishing with them.
By Vanina Harel: Vey nou Lagon is an inspirational film that follows Georgie, a traditional artisanal fisherman and his family as they tell us the story of the Mauritian lagoons and show us the current state of the ocean.
By Nick Zachar: Saba: The Unspoiled Queen is a short documentary showcasing an island nation that should be looked upon by the rest of the world as a model of conservation excellence. The passion that the island's residents have for their natural treasures and the lengths they go to protect the resources that support their livelihood is inspiring. Come along as we meet a few Sabans who will show us the incredible beauty that the island has to offer both above and below the waves.
By Shannon Lawrence: Musecology is a documentary exploring the intersection of music and the environment through the lens of string instruments and the woods used to make them, known as tonewoods. Adults and children around the globe have enjoyed music through violin-family instruments including violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. Nowadays, tonewoods are increasingly hard to obtain due to species endangerment and poor timber regulations. Our treasured musical sound starts with a seed. Are we at risk of losing our music and culture in these falling forests?
For decades, agricultural run-off from farms has been a source of criticism by environmental groups concerned about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. However, with the guidance of scientists, environmentalists, and the general public, farmers are beginning to make broad changes in agriculture to address the water quality and longevity of the delicate resource. Meet two farmers and several experts on this issue as they describe how Maryland agriculture is farming forward.
"A Convenient Truth" was the first runer-up in the 2008 Environmental Film Festival sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Schools, Discover the World of Communication, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and AFI.
The Oyster's Decline was the winner of the 2008 Environmental Film Festival sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Schools, Discover the World of Communication, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and AFI.
September 20th, 2008 was International Coastal Cleanup Day. Join volunteers as they partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Ocean Conservancy to clean up the Anacostia River in the Nation's Capitol!
Students describe their own "sense of place" and connect themselves to the environment they explore. Shot entirely by high school students in the Florida Keys and edited by graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.
Students explore their intercultural sharing and common connection to the ocean. Shot entirely by high school students in the Florida Keys and edited by graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.
Students reflect on the importance of environmental stewardship across many cultures. Shot entirely by high school students in the Florida Keys and edited by graduate students at American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking.
It seems like there is so much information about bottled water these days. But what about tap water? As a part of the Take Back the Tap movement, this PSA was produced for the I Heart Tap Water Student Video Contest.
Plastic Bag PSA
Garbage Nap PSA Nothing like a nap on the beach. Never mind all the debris that's washed up on the shore.
Sarah and Helenah traveled with Sandy to Florida to produce a promotional video, Guardians of the Everglades, which accompanies a traveling art exhibition of the same name to honor everyday heroes who have committed their lives to the protection and conservation of the Everglades.
Helenah, Zach and Amanda worked with Sandy to produce TV spots against county referenda to allow "Big Box" stores and development that would overcrowd county schools in Queen Anne's County, MD . The referenda were defeated!