Steinhardt’s Environmental Education Program to Host Film Screening in Celebration of Earth Day, April 21st

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host a series of film screenings in celebration of Earth Day. The screenings will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 7-9 p.m. at 19 University Place, Room 102 (between E. 8th Street and Waverly Pl.)

The three films, which focus on elephants and rhinoceros conservation in Africa, are:

  • “We Are Rhino” (South Africa, 23 mins.), a short film by Spencer Austin that explores three approaches to rhinoceros conservation;
  • “Boots on the Ground” (South Africa, 30 mins.), the story of filmmaker and anti-poaching ranger Matt Bracken’s quest to end African poaching; and
  • “Quiet Giants” (Zimbabwe, 30 mins.), a celebration of the African elephant by Ralph Stutchbury.

A discussion and Q&A with “Boots on the Ground” producer Matt Bracken, an anti-poaching ranger in South Africa, and WCFF founder Christopher J. Gervais, an environmental scientist, will follow the screening.

Tickets may be purchased ($6 for NYU students, $9 for the general public) through the event’s website. Seating is limited. Contact WCFF at 917-558-5205 or with questions or for more information. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212-998-6797 or

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development to promote environmental literacy and sustainability by working with educators in K-12 classroom settings, graduate students, and faculty in colleges and universities.

The mission of the WCFF is to engage, inform, and inspire people on the importance of preserving global biodiversity through an annual wildlife conservation film festival and biodiversity conference, with year-round film screenings, field trips, receptions, and workshops.

(Image courtesy of Ralph Stutchbury)