Amazon Alive: Jungle of the Mind & Meet the Sloths
This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.13-03-2014 12:00:00 13-03-2014 12:00:00 America/New_York Amazon Alive: Jungle of the Mind & Meet the Sloths | 7:30pm The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to partner with the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival to bring some of its Festival's films to Stamford. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is a unique conservation, cultural, and education event that uses film media to promote global biodiversity. There will be a Q & A discussion after each of the films moderated by Christopher Gervais, Founder and CEO of WCFF. The first film, Amazon Alive: Jungle of the Mind, tells the story of the enormity and complexity of the Amazon Rainforest using key animals such as jaguar, leaf-cutting ant, giant otters, fresh-water stingray and its biodiversity. The forest took millions of years to evolve to what is today.(45 minutes). The second film, Meet the Sloths, takes place in a sleepy corner of Costa Rica on the Caribbean coast near the Panama border is a peculiar sanctuary. The only one in the world devoted to saving injured and orphaned sloths. Meet the sloths is a humorous documentary following a handful of resident sloths over the course of a year. (50 minutes) http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=157400 Stamford Museum and Nature Center Stamford Museum and Nature Center
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Venue Description: The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to bringing art, agricultural and natural sciences, and history to the community. SM&NC offers family fun through exhibits, educational programs, and special events. At the Overbrook Nature Center, visitors can explore more than 80 acres of nature trails or join in an informative program with one of the center's naturalists. Opened in the fall of 2006, the Wheels in the Woods Trail #7 is an accessible nature trail that meanders alongside the Poorhouse Brook and through the established hardwood forest. Heckscher Farm offers the sights, sounds, and smells of active farm life. The Animal Embassy Building houses a collection of non-releasable exotic animal ambassadors. There are a variety of programs designed for children to develop an understanding of wildlife and their environment. Each Friday, weather permitting, visitors can enjoy viewing the moon, planets, and deep space objects through the 22-inch research telescope at the Observatory. Nature's Playground in the woods is a great place for kids and parents to scale a spider's web to a tree house with a lookout, then wind their way down a tubular slide or zoom down the otter slide. Seating with tables for picnicking or projects and benches are provided all around the SM&NC.