The ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH FORUM is a two day event, held at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, featuring a collection of challenging and engaging films, speakers and exhibits by local environmental activists.

Through the screening of dozens of films on multiple screens, this two day forum offers some of the newest and best thinking about environmentalism. It introduces students to environmental-related opportunities and concerns such as green jobs, green lending and moral dilemmas that arise from issues such as global warming, war, over-population, genetically modified foods, etc. The forum has an “active cinema” component wherein representatives from a wide range of environmental groups provide information about the work of their organizations. At tables in our “active cinema” room.

FREE ADMISSION FOR SCHOOLS WITH THE AVAILABILITY OF FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR SCHOOLS IN NEED.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The EYF divides its two days by grade range: Monday is for grades 1-6 in the morning, and grades 6-8 in the afternoon. Tuesday is for grades 9-12. Films and issues are tailored to the age ranges. We also tailor the time commitment. On Monday, teachers sign up to attend as discrete events. On Tuesday, we have designed the entire school day for attendance and ask that schools attend for the full day. Between films, discussions, workshops and our Active Cinema tabling room, there is plenty to do.

CLICK HERE to view the 2014 Environmental Youth Forum programs.