Catch a Screening of America's First Forest
Nature enthusiasts, head to the Museum of History to catch 'America's First Forest', a documentary about the man who started the first forestry school and launched the conservation movement.
The NC Museum of History in Raleigh will present a free screening of "America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment," the first in-depth documentary film about legendary forester and educator Carl Schenck. The film tells the story of the German forester who managed over 100,000 acres of woodlands at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville and established the first forestry school in the United States, in addition to helping launch the American conservation movement.
Catch a screening of "America's First Forest", followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session. Arrive at 6:30p to talk with local forestry education and outreach groups. After the film, the panel discussion will feature James G. Lewis, executive producer of "America's First Forest," historian, and editor of Forest History Today, Brian Haines, public information officer of NC Forest Service and Joann Meyer-Cox, CF/CFA and owner of Meyer-Cox Forestry Consultants, LLC. Science comedian Brian Malow will serve as moderator.
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Friday, June 17th, 7:00p - 9:00p