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  • April 08, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

"The Conservation Lecture Series at NCTC presents the film "Backyard Wilderness" on Monday April 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center 

"Backyard Wilderness" will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, this 45 minute film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy. We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that can transform you forever - you just need to step outside.

A Q&A Skype interview with filmmaker Susan Todd will follow the film.  Andrew Young and Susan Todd are the Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winning co-founders of Archipelago Films, creating groundbreaking media about the most urgent social and environmental challenges of our time.

This film is co-sponsored by the Friends of NCTC, American Conservation Film Festival, and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.  No tickets or reservations required.

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