Independence Local Schools News Article

Biology Society Attend Environmental Film Festival

The Independence High School Biology Society enjoyed an evening at the Cleveland Museum of History on Sunday, January 4 at the Environmental Film Festival and EnviroFair. Considered one of the nation's premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this annual collection of award-winning films inspire people to work towards the creation of a positive future for the next generation. The films illustrated the Earth’s beauty and also showed the challenges facing the planet, and some unique ways in which communities in diverse parts of the world are working to protect it. 

"This is my second time going to the Environmental Film Festival and the films continue to reinforce my stand on the environment and inspire me to keep spreading awareness to others,” said Senior Josie Lee, Independence High School.  “The dust film in particular has made me more aware of the ecosystems around me.”

Students were able to talk one-on-one with representatives from Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Museum of Natural History education department, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, Lake Metroparks and the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society.

"It was a positive learning experience that inspired me to put action into the environmental community around me," sais Sophomore Elizabeth Bizon, Independence High School.

"The Film Festival is always so inspiring to me,” said Senior Kana Wisniewski, Independence High School.  “I love seeing people of all ages and from all around Ohio come together to celebrate the environment. The festival is also a way for people to get together and work for a future focused on sustainability and the preservation of nature for generations to come.” 

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