Second showing set for movie “Before the Flood”


The second, free community showing of the National Geographic Channel film about climate change, “Before the Flood”, will be in the First Presbyterian Church basement social room, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.

For two years, “Before the Flood” followed a camera crew around the world, visiting five continents and speaking with scientists, world leaders, environmental activists and local residents about apparent climate change in their midst, while visually recording the evidence, a news release states.

Following the local showing of the film, there will be a moderated discussion with the audience about this complex issue and what can and is being done about it.

The moderator for the discussion this Saturday afternoon will be Deb Bogard. Bogard is a teacher with the Delaware City Schools. Her teaching interests include environmental science, technology integration in the learning environment, and engaging students in authentic scientific research. For several years, she and her students collaborated with scientists at the Delaware Research Station of the US Forest Service in studying the Emerald Ash Bore, where her classes were instrumental in making new discoveries about that highly destructive invasive pest. Deb is on the Ohio Academy of Science Junior Council and is the director of the Delaware City Science & Engineering Fair.

She was the 2016 recipient of the Colonel George F. Leist Distinguished Teaching Award.

This film showing and moderated discussion is the second of four public showings of this film in the First Presbyterian Church on Saturdays in January. The two remaining showings will be: Jan. 21, 2 p.m. and Jan. 28, 7 p.m. The film showings and discussion are co-hosted by the Earth Care Team of the First Presbyterian Church, Sustainable Delaware and the Delaware Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

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