Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 5:15PM - 7PM

Applewild School Alumni Center Theater
90 Prospect Street
Fitchburg, MA

A Belief in the Future: Fostering Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement in the Next Generation

A screening and discussion with Marion Stoddart and Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong. Join us for Community Sharing at 5:15PM, followed by the screening of The Work of 1000 at 6:00PM, and a panel discussion at 6:30PM.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

DETAILS: On Thursday evening, April 7, at Applewild School's Alumni Center for the Performing Arts, 90 Prospect St. in Fitchburg, the documentary film "Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000" will be screened. Following the showing of the film will be a panel discussion entitled "A Belief in the Future: Fostering Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement in the Next Generation."

Marion Stoddart will be one of the panelists, along with Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong and Applewild School science teacher Dr. Julia Miles. Maura Lyons, also a science teacher at the school, will moderate. The panel will discuss how adults can foster in children a knowledge, love and respect for the environment, and engage them in protecting it for the future. The event is free and open to the public, including educators and families with children in fourth grade and up.

The event will begin at 5:15 pm with refreshments and an opportunity for guests to learn about the work of a variety of environmental, recreational and gardening groups during the community sharing. The groups include the Nashua River Watershed Association, Nashoba Paddlers, North County Land Trust, Fitchburg Greenway, MA Audubon Society, Doyle Conservation Center, Fitchburg Farmers' Market Association, Burbank Campus Organic Community Garden, Farm to School, Neal Anderson on Rain Gardens and Applewild students presenting their work on composting, recycling, green gardening initiatives, and Project Refill, Not Landfill. For more information visit www.applewild.org or call 978-342-6053, x215

Sponsored by the Applewild School. For more information visit www.applewildschool.org