2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program

Check out our K-12 Film Festivals & other youth engagement & activism opportunities!

Wild & Scenic for the Next Generation: Sharing the Festival with Schools

Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s school programs present film programming for 2,500 students from our local community and neighboring counties. SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival Education Team curates age-appropriate, engaging and inspiring content for K-4th, 5th-8th and 9th-12th grade film screenings. Essentially, each student audience gets their very own film festival!

In years past, students have had the opportunity to see their films on the big screen- K-8th graders at the Del Oro Theatre, and High Schoolers at Nevada Union High School’s Don Baggett Theater, and in Yuba County. An important part of our school programs, the Wild & Scenic education team creates film-specific, standards-based curriculum for participating educators from local elementary, middle, and high schools for further classroom enrichment.

Our Wild & Scenic education team offers a wide array of low-cost programs for audiences throughout our community. We shape learning experiences meant to spark intellectual and cultural connectivity while promoting the overarching value of the arts to society. Youth and teens explore the nature of creativity in all its forms through encounters designed to hone critical thinking skills while shaping their understanding of the world.

Interested in bringing the 2022 WSFF School Programs to your students? Choose the program option below that works best for your classroom

Option 1: Schoolwide Assembly

Have a SYRCL staff member MC the program at your school!

Program Dates: 2/1/22 – 3/31/22

Program Details:

  • Select either K-4, 5-8, or 9-12 program
  • Assemblies run 1 hour
  • Includes a companion curriculum & at home activities

Site Requirements:

  • A large space for an assembly
  • Necessary equipment (screen, projector, sound capabilities)
  • At least 50 students in attendance 

Cost: 

  • $4/participant for groups under 100
  • $3/participant for groups over 100
  • Title I Discounts are available

Register Today! Email Monique Streit at monique@yubariver.org to sign up your school

Option 2: Virtual Classroom Screening

Purchase  an online screening of the selected school program to view in your classroom

Program Dates: 1/14/22 – 3/31/22

Program Details:

  • Select either K-4, 5-8, or 9-12 program
  • Programs run between 40-50 minutes
  • Includes a companion curriculum & at home activities
  • Once you unlock the session, you will have 48 hours to view the films with students

Cost: $60/classroom (up to 30 students)

Register Today! https://yubariver.salsalabs.org/2022wsffschool/index.html
Once you register, a unique code and access link will be emailed to you

Thank you to Nevada Union High School and Sierra Theaters for their generous partnership, and to Yuba Water Agency for their sponsorship.

Questions? Contact us!

Monique Streit
River Education Manager
(530) 265-5961 ext. 218

K-4 School Program

Theme: The Connection Between Nature and Us

Films: Finding Salmon, Life in the Slow Lane, El Mago Georges, Shaba, Sea Creatures Strike Back, Cracked, Friendship Garden, The Magical Forest and the Things

5-8 School Program

Theme: Human Impacts & the Changing Environment

Films: The Facemask, I’m a Child, The Bird Nerds of Mono Lake, I Am Cheo, Goodbye Home, Protecting the Monarch Butterfly, If You Give a Beach a Bottle, My Last Day of Summer

9-12 Grade School Program

Theme: Becoming an Activist

Films: An Alaskan Fight, The Interconnectedness of All Living Things, Youth: Not On Our Soil – A Climate Justice Reality, Hidden Wild