April 26, 2018

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Banner

NYU Washington, DC, in partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy, hosted the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. NYU DC was the only location in the District that showed a screening of this nation-wide film festival.

This screening featured films of all lengths and styles that covered multiple topics, from climate change to environmental justice.

There was also a panel discussion on women in the outdoors featuring Stephanie Flack, former executive director of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Jeanne Braha, executive director of Rock Creek Conservancy, Deborah Landau, conservation ecologist at the MD/DC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and April Martin, co-chair of DC EcoWomen.

Along with the screening and panel, there was a contest with prizes from Patagonia, Parks Project, Peak Design, and Sportsrock Climbing Centers.  

Jeanne Braha

Jeanne Braha

Stephanie Flack

Stephanie Flack

Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau

April Martin

April Martin

About Our Partner

Rock Creek Conservancy exists to restore Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect.

Rock Creek Conservancy is the only organization dedicated solely to Rock Creek and its parks. The creek meanders 33 miles through the Washington metropolitan area, crossing federal lands as well as district, city, county, and state boundaries. Although parkland borders much of the creek, the surrounding development threatens the health and beauty of these natural areas. Rock Creek Conservancy is uniquely positioned to foster outreach, education, and efforts to overcome threats to Rock Creek.

The Conservancy works through a combination of education and advocacy. Their strategy is to build partnerships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and residents to work together to preserve Rock Creek for present and future generations.

Rock Creek Conservancy is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and files IRS Form 990 each year. 


About the Festival

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires people to heal the earth. Wild & Scenic is a call to action. Festival-goers are transformed into activists dedicated to saving our threatened planet.

These environmental and adventure films illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival raises resources for SYRCL to recover California’s wild salmon and protect the Yuba River. In addition, SYRCL’s Film Festival On Tour is a national platform for environmental advocacy.