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Our Mission

at Schoolyard Films is to educate students in K-12 schools about the natural world and the challenges it faces by providing schools with high quality natural history programming and study guides that reinforce state and national science standards - all FREE of charge.

Schoolyard Films

Schoolyard Films

Tom Fitz Filming for "Florida's Wild Side"

Tom Fitz Filming for "Florida's Wild Side"

Our Vision

is to be the resource teachers turn to for engaging films that bring the natural world into the classroom. Through Schoolyard Films we will educate and inspire, while promoting environmental awareness and good stewardship of the planet.

Schoolyard Films

Schoolyard Films, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity. Tax deductible donations pay for our work. With little overhead costs, the vast majority of our funding goes straight to our film production budgets. This enables us to make the best quality programs we can, and deliver them for free via the internet. We also believe in public outreach, and offer personal presentations to many schools in the state of Florida.

Wood Duck Mother and Chicks

Wood Duck Mother and Chicks


Executive Director

Tom Fitz is an Emmy Award winning cameraman whose work has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, NHK, Tokyo Broadcasting, and others. His programs have also been displayed in museums and other non-broadcast venues. Tom has over 20 years of experience in natural history camerawork and his projects have taken him all over the world. In '04 Tom began producing his own films too, earning numerous awards. He currently divides his time between freelancing with the BBC's Natural History Unit, other wildlife and commercial productions, and overseeing the daily efforts at Schoolyard.

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