April 15, 2015

Celebrate Mother Earth with Free Films, Art, National Parks Lecture

WNC Earth Week Activities
WNC Earth Week Activities

Western Nevada College celebrates Mother Earth with a variety of activities and free film screenings at the Carson City and Fallon campuses. The events are designed to generate conversation and enhance understanding about the environment.

In addition, Geology Professor Winnie Kortemeier will offer a free lecture - "Geology of America’s National Parks" on Friday May 1.

Tuesday, April 21 -
Two films from Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy Award-winning documentary film series on climate change.

"Dry Season" - Noon-1:30 p.m. WNC Joe Dini Library
Explores the devastating effects of drought and deforestation in the U.S. and across the world as it relates to climate change, uprisings, war, and unemployment.
Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screening.
Admission: Free.

End of the Woods" 6:30-8 pm - Marlette Hall - Cedar Building 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger accompanies a “Hot Shot” team into a forest fire while looking into evidence pointing to global warming. With warming winters, bark beetles lay waste to American forests.
Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screenings.
Admission: Free.

Thursday, April 23.
Plastic Paradise: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
A film that changes the way we think about plastic.

Noon-1:30 pm.,
WNC Joe Dini Library
and 6:30-8 p.m.
Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100
Admission: Free.

Viewers will never think about plastic in the same way again. Journalist Angela Sun takes viewers on a journey to see the long-term effects of plastic debris on marine life on and around the Midway Atoll islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Thursday, April 23: WNC Carson City
6:30- 8 pm in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building.
Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screenings.
Admission: Free.

Friday, May 1
“Geology of the National Parks” Lecture
7 p.m.
Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100

Dr. Winnie Kortemeier will show beautiful images of America’s National Parks and share information about the tectonics of these national treasures.
Admission: Free.

Fallon Campus Events
Monday, April 20
Film - "Switch: Discover the Future of Energy
3-4 pm. Virgil Getto Hall, 302
6-7 p.m. Virgil Getto Hall, 302

Award-winning nonpartisan film that explores most of the world energy sources, examining their pros and cons and future effectiveness.
Admission: Free.

Wednesday, April 22
Recycled Art Show
Virgil Getto Art Gallery
Admission: Free.

Thursday April, 23:
Film - A Dangerous Future: Years of Living Dangerously
5 p.m .in Virgil Getto Hall
Admission: Free.

2014 Emmy Award-winning documentary film series on climate change
While Matt Damon investigates heat waves in the U.S., Michael C. Hall journeys to Bangladesh where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the nation. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman investigates three Middle Eastern nations - Syria, Egypt, and Yemen to witness how climate change has factored into political uprisings and war.

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