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DOEE & National Geographic Society to Present 'The Birds & the Bees' on April 18

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Free environmental film event brings global issues into local focus for Earth Day

(WASHINGTON, DC) April 6, 2016 – On April 18, the Department of Energy and Environment will team up with National Geographic Society to host an evening of short environmental films that bring global issues into local focus. Artists, scientists, advocates, and everyday people share stories that cross boundaries and give a new voice to our planet and to our wild, wonderful city. Celebrate the earth, the Anacostia River, and the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee! Learn about the BioBlitz coming to DC in May and how to get involved. Join the conversation in a Q&A with representatives from the films:

  • A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee [DC premiere]
  • Nature is Speaking [DC Premiere]
  • Rules for the Black Birdwatcher
  • The Anacostia River: Making Connections
  • Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries [Premiere]

Attendees will receive complimentary reusable bags and pollinator plant seeds. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please RSVP online at http://birdsandbees.splashthat.com.

WHO:                 Dr. Catherine Workman, National Geographic Society

Tommy Wells, Department of Energy and Environment

Dr. Will Turner, Conservation International

Dr. Neil Losin, Day’s Edge Productions

Clay Bolt, Natural History Photographer

Rich Hatfield, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Krista Schlyer, Conservation Photographer and Author

WHAT:                  The Birds & the Bees: Celebrating Nature in Film

WHEN:                  Monday, April 18 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
                               (Film program begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion)

WHERE:                National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium

1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC
*Closest Metro: Farragut North Metro Station*

This event is made possible in cooperation with Conservational International and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Press interested in attending the event should RSVP to Julia Robey Christian, [email protected].

CONTACT: Julia Robey Christian, PIO, (202) 741-0842 desk, (202) 450-7878 cell, [email protected]