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JUN27

Film Premiere: “Clear Water, Clean Water?”

  • Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us at the North Florida Springs Environmental Center on Wednesday, June 27th, for the premiere of Schoolyard Films environmental documentary “Clear Water, Clean Water? – Exploring the Floridan Aquifer” along with a “behind-the-scenes” look from the executive director (multi Emmy-Award winning freelance and BBC wildlife cameraman), Tom Fitz. After the film, we will be having dinner with the filmmakers at The Great Outdoors Restaurant.

Film Trailer: https://player.vimeo.com/video/271617181

Evening Schedule:
5:30 – 6:00 PM – Wine & beer at the North Florida Springs Environmental Center

6:00 – 6:30 PM – “Clear Water, Clean Water? – Exploring the Floridan Aquifer” Film Screening

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Dinner with film director and producer at The Great Outdoors Restaurant

More info on the makers of “Clear Water, Clean Water? – Exploring the Floridan Aquifer”:

Executive Director:

Tom Fitz is a multiple Emmy Award-winning cameraman whose work has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, NHK, Tokyo Broadcasting, and others. His programs have also been displayed in museums and other non-broadcast venues. Tom has over 30 years of experience in natural history camerawork and his projects have taken him all over the world. In ’04 Tom began producing his own films too, earning numerous awards. He currently divides his time between freelancing with the BBC’s Natural History Unit, other wildlife and commercial productions and overseeing the daily efforts at Schoolyard.

Tom has filmed Narwals in the high Arctic, swam with Pygmy Sloths in Panama, and his latest project, based right here in High Springs; Cave Diving in the Floridan Aquifer. We will premier “Clear Water, Clean Water? – Exploring the Floridan Aquifer” (20 Minutes) and a Making-of short film about the production. Tom’s non-profit educational film company, Schoolyard Films, provides free films and study guides for schools on conservation and environmental topics. Tom has fantastic work to share and a story (or two) to tell…

About Schoolyard Films:

“At Schoolyard Films…we believe that educating today’s students about the natural world–and the challenges it faces–is of critical importance to tomorrow’s healthy environment. Our films are produced specifically for use in K-12 classrooms, and each one comes with three study guides for teachers, which correspond to state and national science standards.
We offer 100% of our work free of charge to students and teachers throughout the nation. Ultimately, we hope to educate and inspire, while promoting environmental awareness and good stewardship of the planet.”

This is a free event!* For questions please email [email protected] or call our offices at (386) 454-9369

*Dinner cost is not included, those attending dinner after film screening will have to pay their own bill.