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Environmental Youth Forum

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 1118 4th Street San Francisco, CA, 94158 United States (map)

Now in its tenth year, the Environmental Youth Forum (EYF) was created to address the growing—and ongoing—need for a dynamic, engaging approach to teaching environmental awareness and activism to a diverse youth population. A unique educational experience that is both enlightening and entertaining, EYF emphasizes innovations and solutions.

This three-day event for students in grades 1–12 features:

  • Film screenings
  • Post-screening conversations
  • Live presentations
  • Exhibits
  • Panel discussions
  • An Active Cinema Room, where representatives from local, regional and national environmental groups engage with students one on one

Each program informs and motivates students to react and respond, by addressing the questions:

  • What are our current environmental challenges?
  • What are some solutions?
  • What can I do?

CFI is excited to connect EYF with our new DocLands Documentary Film Festival (May 3–6), now in its second year, bringing our educational audiences and our festival audiences together as one community. As part of its connection with DocLands, EYF will now feature several DocLands titles, providing students with access to more high-quality films and filmmakers than ever before. 

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Earlier Event: April 30
Giants vs Padres
Later Event: May 3
The Color Purple