In a recent press release, the Environmental Council of Rhode Island announced they will host the third Rhode Island Nature Video Festival on February 22nd at the University of Rhode Island campus in Kingston. The event will start at 2 PM in Doody Auditorium in Swan Hall.
The annual event originally began as a way to see what kind of nature videos were being made in Rhode Island by Rhode Islanders. This year 15 film makers submitted their footage and the show includes 25 short videos. The videos focus on scenes in nature and include trail camera videos, nest cam videos, tours through natural areas of Rhode Island, drone videos, narrated videos showing wild animals doing amazing things and a video showing sunrise and sunset colors along the shore.
Founder Greg Gerritt said: “I started making nature videos about eight years ago and after a few years I wanted to see what others were doing and compare notes and techniques. We showcase fabulous RI videos, and we also bring the video makers together to talk videos, and answer questions from the audience. It is a great way to spend a wintry Saturday afternoon while we wait for spring to return much of the life to our countryside and parks.”
The Festival is Family Friendly and FREE. Registration at the website is encouraged, but we shall accept walk ins at the event. RSVP Today! [environmentcouncilri.org]
Here are just a few examples of what’s in store:
Tonight on Fox News! [drive.google.com] (0:59 minutes)
Coyote Chillin’ [youtube.com] (4:35 minutes)
Dolphin Fun on Block Island Sound [vimeo.com] (5:05 minutes)
Wood Duck Babies [youtube.com] (5:01 minutes)