Join Pack Rat Outdoor Center for our 3rd annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, benefitting the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust!
Watch inspiring and educational films on nature from the comfort of your own home, bid in our silent auction on incredible items from outdoor brand names and other local Northwest Arkansas businesses, listen to guest speakers from the films & community members, and catch the world premiere of the Pack Rat Film Contest 2020 winner!
When: December 4 • 6:30 pm CT Open Lobby • 7:00 pm CT Films Begin
December 5-9 recorded version available
Where: VIRTUAL-ly anywhere
Why: To watch some amazing films and support the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust
Tickets are only $10 and are available now!
To learn more about the NWA Land Trust: www.nwalandtrust.org
Detroit Hives - East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity.
Daniel- Every day you can see Daniel riding his bike along Highway 50. While he's out there, he's picking up trash and doing his part to make the Lake Tahoe area better for everyone. Daniel nearly died as a child from a fall and was in a coma for 8 months, and although he still suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI), that hasn't stopped him from making a difference.
Sniper - In New Zealand, Yellow-eyed Penguin numbers have dwindled. Finding these penguins in the dense bush to monitor and conserve the population is tricky. But former ranger Leith Thomson has a way - Sniper. She is one of the 80 certified Conservation Dogs in NewZealand. Now every penguin counts and Sniper is on an adventure to protect these critically endangered birds.
There's Something in the Water- Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species offloating fern: Giant Salvinia. There’s Something in the Water is an 8-minute animated documentary featuring interviews with peoplewho live and work on the lake, demonstrating the damage that has been caused, and how everyone can work together to try and fix it.
Who's Your Farmer - Farming is a practice that impacts our health, our environment, our communities and our world. Knowing from where our food really comes and how safely it is grown is becoming increasingly difficult. This film explores farming in Alabama through the eyes of local farmers all across the state that care about the land, the water, and the people they feed.
PROC Film Contest Winning Film
Mi Mama - Nadia Mercado grew up in a working-class community with her single mother, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and three sisters. In this film, Nadia recounts the ways that her mother helped shape the woman she is today: a cardiac nurse, an outdoor athlete, and a woman who is dedicated to helping the Latinx and POC outdoor communities.
See Animals - This short, animated film shows unwelcome changes in an uncertain future.
(Re) Connecting Wild - This is the remarkable story of the decade-long effort by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and its partners to improve human safety by re-connecting a historic mule deer migration that crosses over both US-93 and I-80 in rural Elko County, Nevada. Witness the wildlife crossing structures along I-80 from construction to the restoration of safe passage for migratory mule deer to more than 1.5 million acres of summer and winter habitat.
Herd Impact- North Texas couple, Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell, let nature dictate how they graze their cattle. They are having tremendous success in regenerating their land and their lives; providing a healthy habitat for migratory birds while raising one of the largest herds of cattle in Texas.
Spawning Hope- Coral biologists are concerned about the genetic health of many endangered coral. Spawning Hope follows a team of scientists as they attempt to use cryopreserved coral sperm to introduce coral DNA to new populations of elkhorn coral. If this technique works, it could have lasting impacts on how conservationists are able to protect and restore endangered corals from near extinction.
If you have an idea for a clinic you'd like to see at Pack Rat, let us know!