Each day at 4 p.m. in the Ross Hall
The United Nations mandated Yann Arthus-Bertrand to produce the official film for the launch of the International Year of Forests, 2011. Following the success of his film Home, seen by 400 million people, the photographer created a 7-minute short film on forests filled with aerial images from Home and the Earth from Above television series.
Global warming is creating a serious situation among the forests of North America. With climate change and warming temperatures over the past two decades, a new threat to our trees has emerged–the Pine Beetle. Currently there is no way to stop the beetle on a scale as large as this.
In the summer of 2010, a group of professional and citizen scientists explored an area of forest surrounding the shores of Follensby Pond in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Their mission: to count and identify as many species of flora and fauna as possible in two 24-hour periods. Follow our group as they search for violet variable dancers, bald eagles, moose, peppered moths, and more, while also contemplating the intersecting disciplines of science and philosophy.