Upcoming Events at a Glance
2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Join us for two nights of incredible environmental and adventure films!
Trail Creek Outfitters locally hosts the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival for two nights of different environmental short films.
Thursday, February 26
Friday, February 27
Friday night is sold out! Thank you!
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Films begin at 7:00 p.m.
Chester County Historical Society
225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380
The 2015 theme is “A Wild Life” and features stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.
Proceeds from the event equally benefit The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center.
Tickets on sale now!
$25 for one night; $45 for both nights.
Friday night is sold out! Limited tickets still available for Thursday night.
Ticket price includes Dogfish Head beer, Paradocx wine, and light hors d’oeuvres catered by Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe.
Questions? Contact Kay Dixon at 610-268-2153, ext. 303, email@example.com.
Presenting Sponsor: Dogfish Head
Thanks to our local sponsors: ... Diver Chevrolet ... Whole Foods Glen Mills ... The Market at Liberty Place ... Exelon Generation ... WH2P ... Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe ... Buckley, Brion, McGuire, & Morris LLP ... SIW Vegetables
Food Donors: Triple Fresh Market ... Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe ... Terra Foods ... State Street Pizza & Grill ... Buddy’s Burgers Breasts and Fries ... Yo’r So Sweet Creperie ... George & Sons’ Seafood Market ... The Whip Tavern ... The Farm at Doe Run
Media Sponsor: Fig Magazine
Free Science Talk
Common netspinner caddisfly (Hydropsychidae)
Where: The Meeting House at Stroud Water Research Center. Get directions.
When: Thursday, March 19.
Education Open House: From 6 to 7 p.m., our educators will hold an open house for teachers, students, scout leaders and parents to answer questions about our stream programs including a tour of our indoor and outdoor classrooms.
Talk begins at 7 p.m.
Natural Stream Engineering – How Plants, Animals and Insects Structure our River Systems
Presented by Melinda D. Daniels, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Fluvial Geomorphology
We all know that beavers build dams, but did you know that they also build floodplains and valley bottoms and cause carbon to be stored for thousands of years?
Did you know that grasses, shrubs and trees can cause islands to form in rivers? Did you know that some rivers export more fine sediment overnight than they do during the day because of nocturnal crayfish, fish and animal activity?
Did you know that tiny insects, called caddisfly, spin sticky webs that glue gravels together and help them stay put on the stream bed during floods?
If not, come listen and learn about the amazing ways in which living organisms influence the way our rivers look and behave with examples from both near and far river systems.