During the 2013 Global Change Teacher Institute at Michigan Tech, Evan Kane, soil scientist, U.S. Forest Service Research Station, talks about part of his research experiment on peatlands and the effects of climate change on their ability to hold carbon. Kane will be the facilitator for the Green Film Series discussion on the film Dirt! tonight, Apr. 16, at Michigan Tech.* (Keweenaw Now file photo)
HOUGHTON -- The 2015 Green Film Series will present the movie Dirt!, followed by discussion, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Apr. 16, in G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building, Michigan Tech. Dr. Evan Kane, Soil Scientist, U.S. Forest Service Research Station, will be the discussion facilitator.
This 80-minute film brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
It is also a call to action: "When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. From that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked." How can we affect that relationship for the better? (2009)
Cost: Admission FREE. Enjoy refreshments and facilitated discussion. $3 suggested donation.
The Green Film Series is co-sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Keweenaw Land Trust.
* Click here to read our story on the 2013 Global Change Teacher Institute.