Sunday 9/26

Families and Educators Day! 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM

 |  12:00:00  |  Free

Join us for a FREE day of films and activities geared toward parents, educators, kids, and anyone who thinks that how kids EAT, PLAY, and LEARN is important!

A concurrent EcoKids activities and films session will take place in the CinéLab during each feature-film session.  Athens Clarke County Green Schools will be offering Green School credit for attending the films and discussions; teachers can go home with free plants and seeds for their school gardens!

Thank you so much to our food sponsor for this event: Earth Fare of Athens!

Film Schedule:

  • 12:00 PM Lunch Line (with The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger)
  • 2:00 PM Play Again (with Save the Future)
  • 4:00 PM A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW and "...And This Is My Garden" (with A Tree and a Flower)
  • 6:00 PM What's On Your Plate? (with Lighter on the Planet)

Special events after the films:

  • Panel Discussion after Lunch Line with representatives from Clarke County School District, Athens Farmers Market, and Georgia Organics
  • Q & A Session after Play Again with Tommy Tye from The Institute for Wild Intelligence
  • Roundtable Collaborative Discussion after "....And This is My Garden" and A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW with Clarke County School District staff and teachers sharing how gardens, outdoor learning, and real-life problem solving skills can be used to help engage students and support curriculum goals

EcoKids Films and Activities in the CinéLab:

  • Activity Centers all day featuring films, art and puppetry
  • 12:00 PM Hula Hooping with Canopy Studio and Music with Miss Bette!
  • 2:00 PM Storytelling with Tommy Tye from The Institute for Wild Intelligence
  • 3:00 PM Mindfulness with Children with Mattee Barkdoll, LMSW, from Athens Regional Medical Center's Mind Body Institute
  • 4:00 PM Yoga with from Rachel Greb from YogaSprouts
  • 5:00 PM Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • Films All Day: A group of child-friendly "EcoKids Short Films" will be shown on a loop in the lab all day. EcoKids films include: A Tree and a Flower, Mashed, A Dog Goes from Here to There, India Explains Solar Power to Rudy, The Hybrid Union, Lighter on the Planet, Cravings, Smart Machine, and Wishful Thinking.
EcoKids Film:Wishful Thinking
Feature Film:What's On Your Plate?
Short Film:The Hybrid Union
Short Film:The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger
Short Film:Smart Machine
Short Film:Save the Future
Feature Film:Play Again
Short Film:Mashed
Feature Film:Lunch Line
Short Film:Lighter on the Planet
Short Film:India Explains Solar Power to Rudy
EcoKids Film:Cravings
EcoKids Film:A Tree and a Flower
Feature Film:A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW
Short Film:A Dog Goes From Here to There
Feature Film:...And This Is My Garden