Environmental Film Series- The Penguin Counters

Nov 6, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Penguin Counters documentary

The School of Environment and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment invite you to the Autumn 2017 Environmental Film Series, with lively discussions led by leading OSU and local experts. This showing is "The Penguin Counters" (2017).

Discussion Leaders for this film are Becky Ellsworth, Curator, Shores Department, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Melisa Diaz, OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Antarctic researcher.

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Free pizza and beverages at 6:45.

Famed as a place that ‘wants you dead,’ Ron Naveen and his ragtag team of field biologists embark on a journey to some of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health on penguin populations one nest at a time. But penguins aren’t the only stars. During the fifteen day voyage to the rookeries, Ron discovers that the ashes of Ernest Shackleton’s best friend and colleague Frank Wild are on board his ship, along with descendants of both the Wild and Shackleton. What’s unique about this film is the verité style of filmmaking on a scientific quest in the Antarctic, skillfully embedding an important environmental message with a good yarn. Special permits allowed unprecedented access to remote penguin colonies in all their chaos and splendor.