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Film Screening: America’s First Forest: Carl Schenk and the Ashville Experiment
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
America’s First Forest explores how, at a critical time, an extraordinary group of men converged at the magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina to address a critical question: Could the Scientific Revolution stop the Industrial Revolution from destroying America’s forests? By introducing scientific forest management to America and establishing the Biltmore Forest School—the nation’s first forestry school—German forester Carl Schenck helped launch the American conservation movement. Public television aired the 55-minute film for the first time in April 2016.
Now in DVD format, the Forest History Society has allowed for special public showings by partner organizations. The free screening is sponsored in part by the Iroquois Chapter of the NY Society of American Foresters, Catskill Forest Association and the Catskill Mountain Club. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Light refreshments will be available. Well-behaved children are welcome.
Event Duration: 1-2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Leader(s): Collin Miller
Bring: A goodie to share, if you’d like!
Location: Open Eye Theater: 960 Main St, Margaretville, NY 12455
Dogs allowed: No
Questions about this event can be directed to: Collin Miller at email@example.com.