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Family Film at the Refuge on Sunday Afternoons This Winter
Beginning in December, and continuing through the winter months, a series of free, family movies with environmental themes will be projected on the “big screen” at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge visitor center in Newburyport on select Sunday afternoons. Why not spend a few hours on a cold winter afternoon enjoying a great family-friendly film with an environmental theme?
To kick the series off, “Happy Feet” will be screened on Sunday, December 14th , beginning at 1:30 PM. As described in Smithsonian Magazine, “the main message of Happy Feet”, a 2006 Disney feature film, is that it’s okay to be different, but environmental themes work their way in as well. The film focuses on a young penguin, Mumble, with a talent for tap dancing–something none of the other penguins can do. It follows his adventures and quest for acceptance throughout the plot, but the environmental aspect shows up when Mumble is blamed for the scarcity of fish in the ocean, a nod to overfishing. In addition, one of Mumble’s friends wears a set of plastic six-pack rings around his neck like jewelry, only to later be choked by the piece of trash. “Happy Feet” is an example of the environment showing up in movies that are not directly about the environment.”
Admission to the movies are free and preregistration is NOT required. Space is limited to the first 75 attendees who show up! Childern need to be accompanied by an adult. The Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will supply free popcorn and bottled water. Donations will be greatfully accepted. Future film offerings will be announced through the refuge web page: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river/.
|Sunday, January 4th||Finding Nemo|
|Sunday, January 18th||The Lion King|
|Sunday, February 1st||Arctic Tale|
All programs are FREE but space is LIMITED and advanced registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated. Please call 978-465-5753 (press “0” to talk to a staff member) to register.
Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from a staff member. Please note that outdoor programs may be cancelled if there is inclement weather. Visit us on the web for more information http://parkerriver.fws.gov