The Environmental Youth Forum (EYF) is an educational component of DocLands, offering a unique interactive learning experience for students in grades 1-12 that utilizes film to foster awareness and activism around a range of environmental and global issues, with an emphasis on innovations, solutions, and youth engagement. EYF programs are open to school groups only, and admission and bus transportation are FREE for all participating schools.
Prior to the necessary school and theater closures, this year’s EYF was originally scheduled to take place over five days at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and the David Brower Center in Berkeley. It included the program of inspiring and enlightening films listed below along with a host of guest speakers, live presentations, and two special interactive spaces:
Active Cinema Room
A series of exhibits and hands-on demonstrations by local and regional environmental organizations with resources for students to engage directly with the issues they’ve learned about on screen. Grades 1–12
Immersive Media Studio
A selection of environmentally themed VR experiences and interactive web documentary projects for students to explore. Grades 6–12
We hope to share some, if not all, of these films and interactive experiences with our educational community once school is back in session this fall. To get on our mailing list for updates or to get your school involved, email [email protected].