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Wed Sep 22 12:17:42 PDT 2010
*Earth Island Presents**
* Earth Island Presents...
*The Center for Ecoliteracy
*invite you to join us for
*'A Simple Question:
The Story of STRAW --
Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed'
*Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m.*Tickets:*
$10 -- $20, Youth tickets under 21 years old $5 -- $10.
Purchase tickets *now* <http://earthisland.org/events/restoration>
or atthe door on the night of the event
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theater
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way in Berkeley
We'll screen The Bay Institute's award-winning film (30-min.)
A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW -- Students and Teachers
Restoring a Watershed.
Join us for this this remarkable and inspiring documentary is about
fourth grade students in Marin County and their inspired teachers
taking on the challenge of saving the endangered California
freshwater shrimp and restoring a watershed.
Earth Island Institute's director of Restoration Initiatives, Ariana
Katovich will host a dynamic panel discussion with; Zenobia Barlow,
Executive Director and Cofounder of the Center for Ecoliteracy,
Sandy Neuman, the Principal at Brookside Elementary School when the
film was made, and Laurette Rogers Watershed Education Director for
the Bay Institute.
The award-winning film 'A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW --
Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed' is part of the How On
Earth project <http://www.how-on-earth.org/> . How On Earth is
sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative SF.For more information call
Media Inquiries: Kevin Connelly at press at earthisland.org
<mailto:press at earthisland.org> 510-859-9155.
Location: Brower Center <http://www.browercenter.org/> is located
in downtown Berkeley across from the UC Berkeley campus one block
from Downtown Berkeley BART
Parking available at Oxford Garage
Kittredge, under Brower Center).
*About Earth Island Institute:
*Earth Island Institute <http://www.earthisland.org> grows
environmental leadership through education and activism. Our
projects, publications, and initiatives support the biological and
cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Earth Island was
founded by environmental visionary, David Brower [1912--2000], in
1982. Today, we are the organizational home to a diverse network of
more than 50 issue-focused environmental education and advocacy
*About Earth Island Institute's Restoration Initiatives Fund:
*Restoration Initiatives <http://restoration.earthisland.org/>
supports community based wetlands restoration projects throughout
southern California by funding the Small Grants Program of the
Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project to restore wetlands,
educate communities, and build organizational capacity.
*About Center for Ecoliteracy (CEL):
* CEL <http://www.ecoliteracy.org/about-us/vision-and-mission>
supports and advances education for sustainable living. We believe
that schools play a pivotal role in moving us beyond our growing
environmental crises and toward a sustainable society. We recognize
schooling for sustainability as a process that fosters abundant
living on a finite planet and makes teaching and learning come
alive. We bring a passion to our work that stems from our conviction
that the best hope for learning to live sustainably lies in
schooling that returns to the real basics: engaging with the natural
world; understanding how nature sustains life; nurturing healthy
communities; exploring the consequences of how we feed and provision
ourselves; caring about the places where we live and the people and
creatures in them.We are inspired by the growing movement of
educators, parents, and community members who embrace this vision.
* About The Bay Institute:
* The Bay Institute <http://www.bay.org/about-us/mission> was
founded in 1981 by pioneers of a new advocacy approach which viewed
the entire Bay-Delta ecosystem as a single, interdependent
watershed. They claimed that environmental reform benefiting the Bay
must recognize the importance of events in the farthest reaches of
the watershed just as urgently as those along the Bay shoreline, and
that reduced freshwater flow was the biggest factor in the decline
of the estuary's fish and wildlife resources. Our mission is to
protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and
its watershed from the Sierra to the sea.
*About San Francisco Film Makers Collaborative:
* San Francisco Film Makers Collaborative
<http://www.filmmakerscollaborative.org/> mission is to produce
innovative films and public information campaigns that foster
education, awareness, and civic participation to help create a more
sustainable, peaceful and just world. We strive to create compelling
viewer experiences that provide balanced, thoughtful debate, build
credibility, increase media exposure, educate the public, and
catalyze citizen involvement resulting in positive change.
*About Earth Island Institute Presents...
*Earth Island Institute Presents... hosts a monthly speakers series
on the third Thursday of every month in the Richard and Rhoda
Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Please mark
your calendars and keep apprised of our upcoming events at
earthisland.org/events. Join us every month for these insightful
conversations with inspirational thought leaders discussing the most
pressing environmental issues of the day.
Save the date and join us for the 11th Annual Brower Youth Awards on
October 19th at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco as we honor six
new environmental activists!BYA 2010 Opening Reception Online Ticket
($100 each) Purchase Form <http://earthisland.org/bya/VIPtix> .BYA
2010 Award Ceremony Reservation (free) Online Registration Form
Earth Island Institute
at the David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704-1375 USA
Phone: (510) 859-9100 / Fax: (510) 859-9091
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