Plastic Free Delaware launched a new film program for schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in Spring 2022. The Wild and Scenic Film festival on Tour has been curating and touring inspiring film festivals across the country since 2003, and we are the first to bring their new grade-centered film programs to schools on the east coast...for FREE!
The Wild and Scenic Film Program for Students (WSFP) provides a 40-50 minute program of artistic, inspiring, grade-centered (K-4, 5-8, 9-12) films to schools with paired curriculum designed to incite creative thinking and foster a sense of personal responsibility for environmental protection. The wide range of topics include climate change, water, social justice, diversity, plastic pollution, land use, zero waste, environmental protection, recreation, sustainable agriculture and food production. We then recommend local environmental organizations for hands-on activities to deepen the impact and encourage continued local involvement.
Thank you for your interest in WSFP! Please see the overview of the film programs and the associated curriculum below. Contact Cat Stenta, (302) 530-0519 or email@example.com, for more details.
THREE examples of how you can screen the films, on your own time:
1. As an assembly - each teacher can then use the curriculum in their classrooms and then head outside for recommended paired hands-on-activities
2. In class - ONE day to watch the films, ONE day to use the curriculum, and ONE day to have a hands-on activity
3. As a take-home activity - the films and curriculum with paired outdoor exploration... at home!
After you've decided to show the program and received approval from your school, please complete the AGREEMENT form linked below and you will gain access to the detailed curriculum, the films (a vimeo link) and our curated resources for connections to your local organizations for hands-on experiences.
Happy Earth Day, every day!
“Thank you, Cat! The class watched the film festival during science this week and my students loved it. They were particularly inspired by “If You Give a Beach a Bottle” and “Goodbye Home”. This is all leading up to a project in which students will write a persuasive letter to an audience of their choosing, convincing their readers to make a change to live more sustainably. The films really inspired them and open their eyes to the idea that climate change affects everyone, all over the world. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the next WSFF!” - Corryn Rau, science teacher, Newark Center for Creative Learning
“The students loved the variety in which the topics were presented; narrative, animation, different countries, documentary, fact-based, short. Here is one of the students' projects as a response to the films. They were asked to choose a topic based on the films and design a poster, flyer, or PSA announcement in the mediums of their choosing. I think this one by Gabby G. is a "humdinger."” -Nina Silverman, art teacher, Sanford School
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program is partially funded by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a Delaware state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival School Program is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the
Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com
2022 WSFF SCHOOL PROGRAM
Find the lists of the 2022 films sets below.
Available through June 2023
Available through June 2022
Below you will find links to download the list of 2021 films and curriculums.