This event is hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Wenatchee Outdoors. This event is part of Wenatchee Outdoors Wenatchee Moves campaign, happening the first two weeks of October.
Join us online along with Sarah Shaffer and the WenOut team on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 PM, to watch two short films and have a conversation about the human need for connection with the great outdoors through many avenues including human-powered recreation. The two films that will guide our conversation are, “The Important Places” by Gnarly Bay and “Unfenced” by Patagonia. Where have you been the closest to nature and noticed how infinitely small we are compared to the great outdoors? What actions can we take to preserve lands that remain undisturbed in our region?
ABOUT “THE IMPORTANT PLACES”
In this heart-warming short film acclaimed photographer Forest Woodward and Brendan Leonard chronicle a father-son journey down the Colorado River. The trip simultaneously illuminates the beauty and fragility of the canyon and of life as Forest grapples with the reality of his rapidly aging father and struggles to find his own path.
The Red Desert in southwest Wyoming is the largest unfenced area in the continental United States. In order to raise awareness about this threatened ecosystem, several Wyoming conservation groups have banded together to organize a trail race that brings runners, local stakeholders, and concerned citizens together to experience this place and see exactly what is at stake.
Please note there is adult content that includes brief nudity and strong language in “The Important Places.”
Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Thank you to Wenatchee Outdoors for partnering with us on this event. This film is a part of the Wenatchee Valley Museum’s Environmental Film & Speaker Series. Sponsorship support from foundations, community sponsorships, and individual giving allows us to offer these programs free to the community. This series helps connect our community to the world around us, raise awareness of issues impacting the environment upon which we all depend, and identify actions our community can take to improve and sustain our world and our Valley.
Please consider supporting the Wenatchee Valley Museum by joining us as a member and donor. Your support makes possible the programs, exhibits, and preservation of our local history that is an essential part of our community. Learn more at: https://www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/donate/
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