While you’re sitting in your house, surfing the web or watching your kids play yet another game of Fortnite, you wouldn’t believe the excitement going on right outside your door. BACKYARD WILDERNESS, a 40-minute, exuberant, beautifully shot 3D film for parents and kids alike, will take you there, from the vernal ponds where tiny amphibians lay their eggs to the suburban woods where the laws of the jungle are on full display. You will be dazzled not only by the many creatures in your backyard, but also by how easy it is to be a suburban explorer. The message of the film is perfect for both your X-box addicted shut-ins and your budding naturalists: get up, stretch your legs, shut off the T.V., put away the screens and your homework, and go outside!
Inspired by the message of BACKYARD WILDERNESS to get up out of your chair and explore? Then take yourself and your renewed inspiration out into the park immediately after the screening. Our naturalists will be on hand to help you find treasures right outside the theater. You’ll identify trees, flowers, birds, insects and rodents.
Before joining us, please download the iNaturalist and SEEK apps, which will help you count and classify your discoveries while also providing important data for research teams and park management.
Tickets are limited for the post-screening BioBlitz experience.
Presented in collaboration with The American Museum of Natural History.
Special thanks to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.