Join us monthly for an exciting environmental film screening and discussion series.
March Screening: Dammed to Extinction
Join us on Fri., March 20 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of Dammed to Extinction. For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern, as salmon numbers plummet orcas starve. The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams 500 miles away on the largest tributary to what once was the largest Chinook producing river on earth. Studying whales is science. Removing dams is politics. Defiantly mixing the two, says Balcomb, has become the most important work of his storied career. Meanwhile, the race to extinction for salmon and orcas speeds up, nipping at the heels of the plodding, clumsy pace of political change in the Pacific Northwest, where dams and hydropower reign as king.
Watch the Trailer
How to Attend
Advance registration is required to attend the screening and is included with purchase of admission to Phipps through the link below. You will receive a ticket receipt to present at the admissions desk in print or on your smartphone on the evening of the screening. Phipps is open until 10 p.m. every Friday.
About the Series
Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Screenings for the Environmental Film Series take place on the third Friday of every month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps.
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Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where notedJoin us each Saturday and Sunday in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers that will deepen your connections to the beauty and wonders of nature, all free with admission!