Andrews’ Wildlife of the Oldman River Valley DVD release to raise funds for Outdoor Learning Classroom at Helen Schuler Nature Centre
The Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society is proud to present the official DVD release of the local documentary Wildlife of the Oldman River Valley filmed by Rick Andrews.
The screening and DVD release will take place on Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. at the Lethbridge Public Library (main branch) in support of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre’s Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project. The special event will feature a screening of the film, a Question and Answer session with wildlife photographer and filmmaker Rick Andrews, and an opportunity to purchase a copy of the Wildlife of the Oldman River Valley DVD.
All proceeds from the event and DVD sales will go towards the Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project. Concept designs for the project will be on display at the event.
Those interested in a DVD for their collection are encouraged to pre-order their copy online at www.NatureCentre.ca.
At its heart, Wildlife of the Oldman River Valley is about connecting people with nature. The film takes viewers on a 43-minute journey through the diverse wildlife in Lethbridge’s river valley.
“Through my photography and filmmaking, I always try to connect people to our natural world, because quite often we will only care about the things that we are emotionally connected to,” explains Andrews. “The programs delivered by the Nature Centre in the outdoor learning classroom will help create this connection, and what better way to learn about the natural world around us than being totally immersed in it.”
The Helen Schuler Nature Centre’s new outdoor classroom will replace an outdated structure with a multi-functional space that allows for group gatherings, presentations, and quiet reflection.
“We had over 51,000 visitors at the Nature Centre last year, and our current outdoor structure has reached the end of its life-cycle,” says Curtis Goodman, Resource Development Coordinator with the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
“The Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project will replace the aging structure with exciting new features and universal accessibility, so that we can continue to provide exceptional programming and places of reflection for our visitors. We are honoured to have the support and talents of Rick Andrews for this project.”
To learn more about Wildlife of the Oldman River Valley, or to pre-order the DVD, visit https://naturecentre.ca/merch/wildlifedvd
Those wishing to secure seats at the screening on Sept. 29, are encouraged to do so before seats sell out at https://naturecentre.ca/events
Detailed information on the Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project is available at https://naturecentre.ca/outdoor-classroom-andamphitheatre-project/