Friday, July 27, 2018
'Love Thy Nature' film screening & history hike
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. • Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
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We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnect hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And it shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our wellbeing but also to solving our climate and environmental crises.

“Breathtaking ... Enthralling! It will replenish your hope in mankind and nature. A must see for everyone, young and old!” Avi Offer — Rotten Tomatoes

Join us for this partner program with Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and National Park Partners. Chief Historian Jim Ogden from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will lead a Civil War history hike from 6:30-8:00 and we'll start the movie at 8:30 (or as soon as it's dark enough!). We'll be outside, so bring your picnic blanket, chairs, food and drink, bug spray, etc. We'll have bathrooms and 317 acres of natural beauty ready for you. All are welcome, but the suggested donation for this event is $10-20. All proceeds above the cost of the film and event will be split between the two nonprofits.

Lupi's will be on-site with pizza for purchase.

If you'd like to camp, there will be a separate fee of $10 per tent payable on site.

More about the film:

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature – and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

Neeson is the voice of “Sapiens” (our collective humankind) who, in the past few hundred years, has come to believe that we have transcended nature. Yet, experts uncover how a new era of nature-connection might soon be dawning: “Biomimicry” scientists look to the natural world for the most brilliant inventions, social ecologists unveil how nature restores our communities, and doctors are finding new ways in which nature heals the body, mind, and brain.

The winner of 27 awards, Love Thy Nature soothes our urban angst with the dazzling spectacles of our world, while showing that a renewed connection with nature is key to our personal health and the health of our planet. And Sapiens’ journey reveals how a relationship with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches us at the very core of what it means to be human.

Running Time: 76 mins

PS: Recommended for children age 5 and older. While the younger ones won't understand everything, the core message, imagery, and sounds will do them a world of good.

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About National Park Partners

Our mission is to support the National Park Service in preserving the history and culture of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park and Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, educating the public about their significance, and promoting the park as a national treasure.

 

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