Event Schedule - Earth Day Texas

Event Schedule

Friday | 10:00 AM

Amor De Abuela - A Grandmother's Love

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. More power from the sun hits the earth in one hour than humanity uses in an entire year. These stories allow people to step inside a world they would not normally get to see and better understand what’s at stake if these communities don’t get access to reliable power. A Guatemalan family’s life is transformed when their grandmother gains
access to electricity and light.

Chasing Coral: The VR Experience

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

This remarkably sobering VR is the powerful result of Jeff Orlowski’s project of the same name, about the quest of a group of filmmakers and ocean scientists to provide visual proof of climate change. This exclusive underwater experience follows Zackary Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documents the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

Flight of the Butterflies

3D Short Film, Family Friendly, Free to Attendees
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
4:00 PM
Location:
Texas Discovery Gardens

Every 30 minutes, we’ll screen this amazing film about butterflies. The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with
breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES.

Infinite Scuba, Sponsored by INTEL

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

Take a relaxing 5-minute vacation in Belize with legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle in Infinite Scuba® VR. You’ll swim with colorful reef fish, sea turtles, groupers, and even a whaleshark. No two dives are the same! This beautiful, immersive VR experience is based on Infinite Scuba®, the awardwinning video game in which players do what real divers do – identify wildlife, find artifacts, clean up the reef, and take photos to share with friends, while learning about dive science, local culture, and environmental issues.

Out of the Blue

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

A family of fishermen in Mexico sacrifices their livelihood and saves open ocean sea life from overfishing. Narration by Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Friday | 8:00 PM

Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest

Outdoor Screening
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday
Start Time:
8:00 PM
End Time:
9:45 PM
Location:
Band Shell

A woodcarver (Robert Redford) delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His family sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.

Pete's Dragon

Outdoor Screening
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday
Start Time:
8:00 PM
End Time:
9:45 PM
Location:
Band Shell

Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.

Saturday | 10:00 AM

Amor De Abuela - A Grandmother's Love

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. More power from the sun hits the earth in one hour than humanity uses in an entire year. These stories allow people to step inside a world they would not normally get to see and better understand what’s at stake if these communities don’t get access to reliable power. A Guatemalan family’s life is transformed when their grandmother gains
access to electricity and light.

Chasing Coral: The VR Experience

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

This remarkably sobering VR is the powerful result of Jeff Orlowski’s project of the same name, about the quest of a group of filmmakers and ocean scientists to provide visual proof of climate change. This exclusive underwater experience follows Zackary Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documents the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

Flight of the Butterflies

3D Short Film, Family Friendly, Free to Attendees
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
4:00 PM
Location:
Texas Discovery Gardens

Every 30 minutes, we’ll screen this amazing film about butterflies. The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with
breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES.

Infinite Scuba, Sponsored by INTEL

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

Take a relaxing 5-minute vacation in Belize with legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle in Infinite Scuba® VR. You’ll swim with colorful reef fish, sea turtles, groupers, and even a whaleshark. No two dives are the same! This beautiful, immersive VR experience is based on Infinite Scuba®, the awardwinning video game in which players do what real divers do – identify wildlife, find artifacts, clean up the reef, and take photos to share with friends, while learning about dive science, local culture, and environmental issues.

Out of the Blue

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

A family of fishermen in Mexico sacrifices their livelihood and saves open ocean sea life from overfishing. Narration by Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Saturday | 11:30 AM

Film4Climate Competition Winners

Short Film Program
Category:
Film
Date:
Saturday
Start Time:
11:30 AM
End Time:
12:30 PM
Location:
Women's Museum

In 2016, Connect4Climate launched the Film4Climate Global Video Competition, a trust fund from the World Bank to communicate climate change. They received more than 860 videos from 155 countries during a 3-month submission period. Join us for a screening of these Film4Climate Global Video Competition winners.

Saturday | TBD

Frogs

Narrative Feature - Horror Content
Category:
Film
Date:
Saturday
Start Time:
Coming Soon
End Time:
Coming Soon
Location:
Coming Soon

A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians,birds, insects, and reptiles. *Horror content.

Sunday | 10:00 AM

Amor De Abuela - A Grandmother's Love

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. More power from the sun hits the earth in one hour than humanity uses in an entire year. These stories allow people to step inside a world they would not normally get to see and better understand what’s at stake if these communities don’t get access to reliable power. A Guatemalan family’s life is transformed when their grandmother gains
access to electricity and light.

Chasing Coral: The VR Experience

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

This remarkably sobering VR is the powerful result of Jeff Orlowski’s project of the same name, about the quest of a group of filmmakers and ocean scientists to provide visual proof of climate change. This exclusive underwater experience follows Zackary Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documents the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

Flight of the Butterflies

3D Short Film, Family Friendly, Free to Attendees
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
4:00 PM
Location:
Texas Discovery Gardens

Every 30 minutes, we’ll screen this amazing film about butterflies. The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with
breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES.

Infinite Scuba, Sponsored by INTEL

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

Take a relaxing 5-minute vacation in Belize with legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle in Infinite Scuba® VR. You’ll swim with colorful reef fish, sea turtles, groupers, and even a whaleshark. No two dives are the same! This beautiful, immersive VR experience is based on Infinite Scuba®, the awardwinning video game in which players do what real divers do – identify wildlife, find artifacts, clean up the reef, and take photos to share with friends, while learning about dive science, local culture, and environmental issues.

Out of the Blue

Virtual Reality Experience
Category:
Film
Date:
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Start Time:
10:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Grand Place

A family of fishermen in Mexico sacrifices their livelihood and saves open ocean sea life from overfishing. Narration by Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Sunday | 2:00 PM

Nature's Orchestra: Sounds of Our Changing Planet

Documentary Feature and Workshop
Category:
Film
Date:
Sunday
Start Time:
2:00 PM
End Time:
3:15 PM
Location:
African-American Museum

NATURE’S ORCHESTRA follows Bernie Krause on a soundscape expedition in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To record habitats that are neither disturbed nor destroyed by human activities, nature sound recordists have to travel far. Along with animal voices, including migratory bird songs, the barking of a fox, and a grizzly’s sniff, the expedition records the melting of permafrost and other evidence of climate change. Traveling across the planet to every continent since the late 1960s, noted
musician and soundscape ecologist Dr. Bernie Krause has recorded more than 15,000 species – marine and terrestrial. Over half of the soundscapes Krause has recorded are now silent or can no longer be heard in their original form.

Sunday | 3:00 PM

Before the Flood

Documentary Feature
Category:
Film
Date:
Sunday
Start Time:
3:00 PM
End Time:
4:30 PM
Location:
African-American Museum

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? BEFORE THE FLOOD, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand.

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EDTx 2017 confirmed and planned event programming. Additional programming will be posted weekly through April 1, 2017 and the confirmed event schedule will be posted at that time.

EDTx Sponsors
  • Brighthouse
  • NBC Channel 5
  • Billingsley Co.
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Associa
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Shell Oil
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