Science on Screen®: Life in the Intertidal Zone, Tide Pools & Kelp Forests

Sat, Jun 4
  • Sat, Jun 4

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Sat, Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm: Science on Screen Event Read More ›

Run Time: 90 min. Release Year: 2020

Please join us for The Gem’s FREE Science on Screen Event on June 4th at 4pm. We welcome Chewonki Foundation’s Traveling Natural History Program: Tide Pools. This hands’ on presentation will be followed by the film My Octopus Teacher, winner of the 2021 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

4:00 to 5:00pm: Chewonki Foundation’s Traveling Natural History Program: Tide Pools

The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Which species can endure the waves, tides and temperature changes of the rocky coast? Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species.

5:00 to 5:15pm: Break to order food and drink. The Gem’s pizza oven will be on and we’ll have ice cream sundaes for the kids!

5:15 to 6:45pm: My Octopus Teacher: A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

A huge thank you to:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who is 12 years and older. Masks are highly recommended.