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College Prepares for Celebration of Earth Day


Chasing Ice Poster

COOS BAY, OR – Several departments throughout Southwestern Oregon Community College, as well as community partners Coos Watershed Association and the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve have assembled activities in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.

Chasing Ice Film Documentary Showing:
Submarine Deluxe presents Chasing Ice, a film by Jeff Orlowski. Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time lapse cameras to capture a multiyear record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his wellbeing in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon powered planet.

You’ve never seen images like this before...it deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen.”   – Robert Redford

Chasing Ice will show at Southwestern Oregon Community College on Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 pm, Hales Center for Performing Arts on the Coos Campus. The film is free.

Volunteer Fair:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Empire Hall Lobby.

Stop by to see what volunteer opportunities are available in our area to participate in for Earth Day and all year long. Contact Karina Smith at 541-888-7316 for more information. 



Published Jul 25, 2013 (Updated Jul 30, 2013)


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