Sternberg Museum's Wildlife and Conservation Film Festival begins Thursday

Sternberg Film Festival

06/01/16 sry
HAYS, Kan. - Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History's two-day Wildlife and Conservation Film Festival begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 2. Admission is free.

The documentaries explore wildlife, wild places and their interactions with human civilization.

The museum will have scavenger hunts for children during the films. Get enough answers right, and win a prize. Prizes include day passes to the museum, discounts on registration for summer camps (must be for the same youth who completed the scavenger hunt), and two free slots (one adult, one youth) for the museum's fossil shark tooth hunt event on June 4th.

Thursday, June 2

6:30 to 8 p.m. "Racing Extinction" (90 minutes)

Racing Extinction is a 2015 documentary by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos about the ongoing man-made mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it.

8:10 to 9:35 p.m. "The End of the Line" (85 minutes)

Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

Friday, June 3

6:30 to 8 p.m. "The Messenger" (89 minutes)

The Messenger is an artful investigation into the causes of the mass depletion of songbirds. This visually reveals how the issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for the planet.

8:10 to 9:35 p.m. "Queen of the Sun" (83 minutes)

Taking a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of honey bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

Films will be shown in the lobby of the museum, 3000 Sternberg Drive. Refreshments will be provided.

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