Conservation Themed Films To Show On Saturday At The Second Conserve Sauk Film Fest | Regional news



Launched in 2019, the Conserve Sauk Film Fest drew around 220 people in its first year, Bula said. She hopes to see at least 100 this year, but noted that with concerns over COVID-19, organizers have tried to space out the various film screenings and discussions to avoid overcrowding. Unlike last time, the festival is not holding a film competition this year.

In campus buildings, participants must wear masks that cover both the nose and the mouth.

Participants will be able to participate in lively discussions on the films and their themes, attend live presentations from local and regional experts, and connect with local conservation and environment organizations, including representatives of Friends of the River. Baraboo, the UW-Extension and the International Crane Foundation, according to a press release from UW-Baraboo.

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“We think it’s really helpful to try to bring people together to have conversations about these topics,†Bula said. “Whether it’s trying to find solutions or celebrating the success of the efforts so far, it’s really important to keep having these discussions. “

Assistant professor David Olson, who teaches biology and sits on the organizing committee, said he was pleased that the campus is once again hosting the festival, according to the press release.

“Our campus is in such a beautiful location in the Baraboo Hills, I think it’s the perfect setting to learn a lot about conservation, exploration, restoration, education and all the important work and care of the land and the environment that people make around the world, “he said.” It will be a wonderful day to share with all who come. “


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