Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jackson Hole Wildife Film Festival kicks off International Earth Week

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival will be held on Sunday, April 18, noon-7 p.m., in the Center Theater at the Center for the Arts, 265 S. Cache St., Jackson. Free and open to the public.

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival kicks off Jackson Hole's local celebration of International Earth Week with a day-long EarthFilm Festival in the Center Theater.

Films will target families (noon-2 p.m.), focus on plastics (2-4 p.m.), and look at our local Sustainability Project (4-6 p.m.), including the premier screening of the film "One Less Bottle," and a screening of Teton Gravity Research’s latest film. "Generations."

Several speakers also will be presented throughout the day. Dancers' Workshop will perform a recycling/plastics-inspired piece. A student percussion ensemble will perform a work using recycled five-gallon plastic buckets. And the Art Association will lead a recycled art project for kids and sell hand-made ceramic bowls – thereby reducing the use of disposable bowls.

Jackson Whole Grocer will sell concessions throughout the day, local conservation groups will have information booths in the theater lobby, and the Jackson Sustainability Project will give an update on its progress and goals.

In addition, a small "herd" of elk (see photo above)– constructed from recycled plastic bottles by an estimated 350 students from throughout the valley – will be exhibited during the festival, before they "migrate" to the EcoFair at Powderhorn Park the following weekend, and then to the Recycling Center.

Contact the Wildlife Film Festival for additional details at or 307-733-7016.