Weeklong Eco Film Camp for West Side youth

School of Nursing, San Anto Cultural Arts will teach youngsters about climate change dangers through video production

WHAT:

In partnership with San Anto Cultural Arts, the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is presenting a free Eco Film Camp for area youngsters from ages 13 to 19. A grant from the Nursing Advisory Council of the School of Nursing is funding the weeklong camp. The youngsters will learn about climate changes and their risks to vulnerable populations in the community. Through San Anto Cultural Arts, they will take this knowledge and create short films on related topics.

WHO:

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students, medical students and public health students from the Health Science Center will teach an EPA curriculum designed for students on climate changes. Topics to be covered include reducing carbon footprints and understanding weather changes.

Youngsters age 13 to 19 from the West Side and throughout San Antonio will learn the basics of filmmaking so they can create public service announcement videos on climate changes and dangers to vulnerable populations. The videos will be shown in August at a red carpet event at the Historic Guadalupe Theater.

WHEN:

Eco Film Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, June 16-21.

WHERE:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1321 El Paso St.

NOTE:

There are two field trips beginning at 1 p.m. on June 19 and 20.

1 p.m. June 19: Witte Museum.
1 p.m. June 20: San Juan Acequia.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 29,000 graduates. The $765 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.



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