July 31 at 8:00 pm
Movie Under the Stars: Microplastic Madness
BRWC/FOB is proud to host this film called Microplastic Madness in celebration of Plastic Free July and World Ranger Day. This family-friendly documentary follows 56 fifth-grade students from Brooklyn, NY, who dive deep into the root causes of plastic pollution. In this inspiring story, they take on the roles of citizen scientists and community advocates. They collect local data, lead community outreach, and use their local data to suggest a change in policy by testifying and rallying at City Hall. Armed with facts and fueled with confidence, they turn their focus back to their school cafeteria and take action to eliminate all single-use plastic.
In addition, the film stars Dan Meharg, former National Park Service ranger with the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (1998-2003). In the documentary, Dan is working at Gateway National Recreation Area. Dan is coming back to the Blackstone River Valley to attend the screening in celebration of World Ranger Day!
The Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone is hosting the screening at its 12-acre property, Sycamore Landing, at 100 New River Road in (Manville) Lincoln, RI. The property is bordered by the Blackstone River in the rear and the Blackstone River Bikeway in the front.
Come early to picnic (bring your own food). Bring your bikes or canoes/kayaks to explore the river or the bikeway. Or, enjoy our many nature trails on our 12-acre site. We’ll have games and activities and other special guests including Max Man from Rhode Island Resource Recovery, Melissa from 15 Minutes Field Trips, and more.
The screening will begin at sunset, just after 8:00 p.m. The film is 75 minutes long. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Seating will be on the lawn.
Before coming to the screening, be sure to explore our GearHeads Junior Ranger program at BlackstoneGearHeads.org. We’ll have Junior Ranger badges on hand and will host a special pinning ceremony before the film.
This documentary is being screened by the Providence Children’s Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award Best Documentary in its 2020 festival.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/
Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Bonnie Combs at bcombs@