February 12, 2021
The ‘E’ in Eckerd is for environment
A most unusual school year continues to surprise with the College’s first Winter Term in decades with no international courses. The rapidly changing world has forced the Eckerd community to adapt, but the constants remain a source of comfort and pride. Even in a pandemic, Eckerd students, faculty and staff have turned to the natural world for study, recreation and conservation efforts. Our campus wide immersion in concern for the health of the planet shines through many of our endeavors, including the return of the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival. The reimagined festival will feature online access to Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda, a black-and-white documentary about a sow and her piglets, from February 26 to 29, and a virtual discussion of the film with Assistant Professor of Animal Studies Erin Frick on February 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Almost every moment at Eckerd is a chance to engage with the environment. We’re proud to share the ways our community continues to excel at positive interactions with nature.
More details and film schedule can be found at https://www.environmentalfilmfest.com/