Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College Rocklin Campus
$5 Students, Seniors, Natural History Museum Members; $10 General admission.
The Sierra College ECOS Club, together with the Sierra College Natural History Museum and the Associated Students of Sierra College, is sponsoring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Sierra College in Rocklin as a part of our Earth Week activities. During this one-evening event, we will show a diverse collection of environmental films that delve into themes including water, energy, climate change, conservation, wildlife, community activism, environmental justice, and adventure.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival (http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/) was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003. Over the past 10 years it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival in the nation. The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the nationwide tour to over 100 cities. With the support of their National Partners: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Mother Jones, the festival can reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.
Join us on the evening of April 24th and be inspired, entertained, and bolstered to work towards a more sustainable world.
Advance tickets available at (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/607019). Tickets also sold at the door and at the ECOS Club Booth on campus during Earth Week Events.
As part of the new Sierra Science Speaker Series, the Nevada County Campus welcomes Steve Rothert in a discussion titled "Restoring Salmon to the Upper Yuba." This presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday evening, April 8, from 6:30–7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12. Come early and enjoy a meet-and-greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm.
Summary of presentation: Since before 2000, river advocates, scientists and dam owners have been studying and litigating whether and how to restore salmon and steelhead trout runs to the Yuba River above Englebright Dam, which has blocked fish from reaching the upper Yuba since 1940. River advocates have been inspired by the vision of restoring salmon to their home waters in the Sierra Nevada to spawn for the first time in nearly a century, while dam owners objected for fear of the costs they would incur in such folly, and scientists wondered if it could even be done. After numerous studies over 15 years and costing more than $10 million, we believe the data say “Yes we can”. This presentation will tell the story of what salmon seek in spawning habitat, what the North, Middle and South Yubas offer them, and how we might get salmon returning from the ocean up there to spawn and their offspring back out to the Pacific.
About the speaker: Steve Rothert earned his B.S. in ecology from UCLA and his M.S. in river sciences from UC Berkeley. He was the director for the Southern Africa Program for International Rivers Network based in Botswana, was Director of the national Hydropower Reform Coalition, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the fisheries program in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Steve joined American Rivers in 2001 and in 2002 began serving as Director of American Rivers' California Regional Office. In addition to overseeing office operations, he manages American Rivers' programs in California related to hydropower reform, anadromous fish restoration, dam removal, climate change and water supply.
This presentation is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Parking is $3 on campus and can be purchased at the kiosk machine at the main entrance to the campus. For more information about this presentation and others in this series, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani at: firstname.lastname@example.org.