Wednesday, March 24, 2010

National Academy of Sciences DC Environmental Film Festival

National Academy of Sciences
DC Environmental Film Festival

Division Street
Friday, March 26, 6:00pm

A quest to visit the most remote place from any road in the lower 48 states is chronicled in this film. The film explores the concept of wildlife corridors, the potential for greening our highway system, and the fusion of high-tech engineering with the best and brightest environmental research happening today.

A panel discussion facilitated by Christine Gerencher, Senior Program Officer for Aviation and Environment, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences will follow the screening. Participants will include Joe Burns, National Transportation Ecology Program Leader; Patricia White, Director, Habitat and Highways Campaign, Defenders of Wildlife; and Bill Branch, an ecologist with the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Last Call for Planet Earth
Saturday, March 27, 6:00pm

Twelve leading architects and urban planners from around the world including Thomas Mayne of the United States, Kengo Kuma of Japan, Markku Komonen of Finland, Jaime Lerner of Brazil, Ivan Harbour of the United Kingdom, and Massimiliano Fuksas of Italy, share their vision on architecture that respects nature.  Focusing on people who care about the future and who want to make a difference, the film is a reflection on the value society places on the built environment and how architecture influences society.

A panel discussion facilitated by Architect and National Building Museum Curator
Susan Piedmont-Palladino will follow the screening.

Both screenings take place at the Keck Center
No charge
Photo ID and Reservations Required or 202.334.2415

More Information

National Academy of Sciences
The Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Room 100
cpnas [at]
Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, arena exit or Judiciary Square, museum exit

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