NTFF2020 is going to be another MUST ATTEND film festival!
Since the beginning of June, the NatureTrack Film Festival has been watching the submissions pour into NTFF’s FilmFreeway page. The team has been very excited to view the entries and astounded by the quality of filmmaking. It is clear to see that nature provides a boundless opportunity to share amazing adventures, conservation efforts, and exotic locales.
Viewing the hundreds of submitted films each year is an intense educational experience on a variety of subjects, and this year it will be even harder to choose the best of the best for the 2020 NatureTrack Film Festival, but our team is up to the task!
Submissions are open until September 30 – and we’re looking toward our wider audience to help share the information far and wide so that we reach all corners of the earth with our “call to action” to Directors who focus on producing nature-based films. We know there are still more amazing stories out there!
A festival with one cause…
Kids puzzling the mysteries of nature; that’s NatureTrack’s story and we make it happen over 4000 times a year. We transport students outside, successfully engage their enthusiasm to focus on wild things like bird songs, animal tracks, and bones. We load their brains with nature, relating field science to school standards. They return to their teacher more curious and better grounded to ask the intelligent questions and make better decisions tomorrow about our planet. FREE NatureTrack field trips fill the school budget gap with ingenuity and wonder! We even cover the costs of getting there.
Founded by Sue Eisaguirre, NatureTrack introduces school children to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County. Our mission at NatureTrack is to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources. Since its founding in 2011, NatureTrack has provided nearly 18,000 outdoor experiences for K-12 students in Santa Barbara County.
Demand for the curriculum coordinated program has increased every year with teachers praising the docent-led excursions that align with classroom instruction.
Sue was inspired to bring her outdoor vision indoors and onscreen at the NatureTrack Film Festival so more people could enjoy and appreciate what her docents and students practice and experience in their outdoor “classrooms.”