Led by the producers of The Island President and An Inconvenient Sequel, this is a cross-curricular professional learning opportunity to bring science and social studies educators together to address climate change in their schools. After viewing short clips from both films, educators and filmmakers will engage in a discussion about how communities across the globe are responding to rising sea levels and increasing natural disasters.
Come join Tom Fitz - Producer / Cameraman, and Liam Fitz - Narrator, for the World Premiere of Schoolyard Films' newest release for 2017, "Coral Reef Rescue." The film takes an upbeat look at a downbeat topic - coral reefs. Home to 25% of all marine species, coral reefs protect the coastlines of more than 100 countries and provide 500 million people with jobs. They are also taking a huge hit from climate change, ocean acidification, and other pressures, but there IS hope! Join us as we team up with Mote Tropical Research Lab and the Coral Restoration Foundation, both in the Florida Keys. Their ground breaking work with accelerating coral growth in the lab, creating nurseries in the ocean, and replanting back to the reefs is nothing less than fantastic. Their efforts creates hope for the future of sustainable coral reefs around the globe. (17 Minutes)
Thank you so much to all of you who supported us in the Great Give!!
We know it was a bit challenging with their website crashing. That's the power of all those good intentions! SO many people tried to give, not only in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, but across the country for the national "Giving Day", that their technology failed.
Still, you didn't fail us, and we are really grateful for your support!
Though it's still a little unclear how much we raised at this moment, the bottom line is we will be closer to our goal of finishing our Coral Reef Rescue film and teaching children about the coral reefs and how they are imperiled. We will also showcase the amazing work of scientists in the Florida Keys who are fighting to spread innovative ways to save these vital reefs.
Please go to the bottom of our About page if you'd like to help get this film from the editing room to the classroom!
Thanks for being there for us!
Due to the overwhelming generosity of the people in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, the Great Give website is running very slowly. If you have trouble donating to Schoolyard Films please persevere! We appreciate your support!!
Donate online at
1-844-Give Day (844-448-3329) or 561-375-6600
Are you concerned about coral bleaching? Our latest film CORAL REEF RESCUE will be online soon to teach children K-12 about the problem of our dying reefs and what's being done to save them.
Would you help us get the film from the editing room to the classroom? Every donation helps!!
The GREAT GIVE has been extended!
Now ending Wednesday, May 4th - 2:00pm
The more money we raise, the more funds will be partially matched by the bonus pool from the Community Foundation and the United Way.
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HELP US RAISE $10,000 IN 24-HOURS TO COMPLETE OUR CORAL REEF RESCUE FILM & SPREAD THE WORD TO TEACHERS AT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS!!
Schoolyard Films is a nonprofit that counts on community support to be able to make our beautiful, educational, environmental films. Kids won't protect nature if they don't know or care about nature. We explain the science and natural history, but also teach students about stewardship, to get them engaged in conservation and active citizenship.
We're based in Jupiter, Florida but reach out to the world with thought-provoking films that we make available online at absolutely no charge. So any child, in any school, worldwide can see them. We also give teachers curriculum-based study guides that make the lessons even more powerful.
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Schoolyard's latest film is out and available to download or stream today!
Join us this Wednesday for the Premiere of "Polar Bears Unplugged"
November 18, 2015 7:00-8:30
Jupiter High School - 500 Military Trail
This short film features activist and former Jupiter High School student Kylee Sipowski who shows we can all do something to help the planet! Scenes shot at Jupiter High School.
Schoolyard Executive Director Tom Fitz will present the film and tell us tales about his many years as a top notch underwater cinematographer, working with the best in the business!
Schoolyard Films' "Phoebe's Humpback Whale Adventure" has been chosen as an Official Selection for the 13th annual "Wild & Scenic Film Festival" which will take place from January 15-18, 2015 in Nevada City, California. If you are a wildlife film buff (and who isn't?) ...look into attending this great annual get-together showcasing the very best in new environmental, adventure, and wildlife films!
Link: Wild & Scenic Film Festival (www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org) for schedules and information!
From Wild & Scenic's Mission Statement: "We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action."
Schoolyard Films is proud to be a featured selection at this year's event! - SYF Team
Come join Schoolyard Films at the CAST (Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching) in Dallas, Texas, in November 2014! We will be exhibiting and sharing films in Booth #458 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and Conference Center during the conference. We look forward to meeting you there in person!
From CAST: Since Texas has a reputation for bigness, it is not surprising that the Lone Star State's Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) is widely regarded as the largest and best regional science teachers meeting in the United States. 6600 science teachers attended our 2013 conference in Houston, and we expect even bigger numbers at CAST-2014 in Dallas...
Schoolyard Films will be exhibiting at the NSTA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 7 - 9 !
Schoolyard Films is attending the Jackson Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson, Wyoming. Connect with Glenn about the latest films from Producer, Tom Fitz and SYF. "Horseshoe Crabs - Prehistoric Predators" (2013) and "Phoebe's Hawaiian Humpback Whale Adventure!" (…soon to be released!)
Schoolyard Films will be exhibiting at FMSEA (Florida Marine Science Educators Association) Conference at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of FAU (Florida Atlantic University) in Ft. Pierce, Florida.