RTPI To Host Screening Of ‘Albatross’

A scene from the film “Albatross” is pictured.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host a special event featuring the film “Albatross” along with a plastic pollution discussion on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

“Albatross” features one of the largest flying seabirds in the ocean. In creating the film, Chris Jordan documented images of the albatross and albatross’ habitats. “Albatross” also elucidates these birds’ way of life and the negative impact that human activities are having on the birds.

Prior to the film screening, Kara Bemis will give a talk on the topic of plastic pollution. Her presentation is sponsored by 5 Gyres, a national non-profit organization focused on the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Bemis will share current data on plastic pollution — including information specific to the Jamestown area — and will conclude by suggesting changes people can make to reduce plastic pollution. For more information on her presentation, visit www.karabemisyoga.com.

The screening and discussion take place during Earth Week, a time to celebrate nature and to recommit to making healthier choices for the planet.

For more information about the film, visit albatrossthefilm.com. More information about other events at RTPI can be found at rtpi.org or by calling 665-2473.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is located at 311 Curtis St., Jamestown.