OANRP, IPC to host 'Planet Earth' movie night
April 6, 2012
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, or OANRP, and Island Palm Communities, or IPC, have teamed up to present one-of-a-kind movie nights taking place throughout Earth Month.
Prior to dimming the lights for a featured showing of the Discovery Channel's blockbuster series, "Planet Earth," keiki will be asked to help "build" a forest as part of Natural Resources' "Who is Caring for Our Hawaiian Forests?" challenge.
"This is just a fun way for kids to learn about forests unique to Hawaii," said Kimberly Welch, OANRP. "They'll learn about plants and animals found in the islands, understand how to identify threats to the environment and help find solutions to save Hawaiian forests."
Following the activity, families will be treated to a showing of the "Planet Earth Forest" episode, which tells the story of seasonal forests and plant survival.
Forests cover vast expanses from Siberia to Tasmania and still remain largely unexplored. Infrared and low-light cameras peek into the lives of elusive woodland inhabitants, such as snub-nosed monkeys, amur leopards and Siberian tigers.
For families who have not seen "Planet Earth," the series will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time and unprecedented high-definition production techniques.
Family members of all ages are sure to enjoy it.
Planet Earth Movie Nights
Planet Earth Movie Nights will be held at Schofield Barracks and Aliamanu Military Reservation. Visit www.islandpalmcommunities.com/Go/EarthMonth for more information.
Planet Earth Showtimes
•3-4:30 p.m, April 18
Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks
•3-4:30 p.m., April 11 and 25
Aliamanu Community Center