Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) is proud to present the third annual Tahoe Film Fest which will present environmental films in Incline, Truckee and Northstar November 30 – December 3, 2017. A stacked list of independent films are scheduled for this four-day event ranging from local to internationally awarded features. Go check out one or buy the all-access pass and see as many as you can. Here are some examples of what is in store:
"Josephine's Demons" talks with local children in Truckee and highlights the struggles that children are facing today.
"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is Al Gore’s new documentary to continue his fight against the world’s climate crisis.
The final Tahoe Film Fest event is the 2017 SWEPPY Awards where SWEP will award one of their partners for their role and contributions that make their program possible. This event is held on December 2, 2017 at Margs Taco Bistro. A night of food, drinks, a raffle and of course, the SWEPPY winner!
Sierra Watershed Educational Partnerships (SWEP) collaborates with local teachers, school districts and community partners to address pertinent environmental issues. SWEP programs emphasize service learning because of the multiple benefits to both students and communities. Students benefit by participating in meaningful learning activities that are relevant to their life experience, developing higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, problem solving, and decision-making, and exploring future career pathways. Communities benefit from service learning projects because the service activities in which the students engage address a specific community problem or meet a particular community need. An additional benefit is the creation of young community members with a strong sense of civic responsibility and the skills, experience, and leadership to accomplish community good.