Science on Screen®: Chewonki Foundation’s Owls of Maine Program & The Eagle Huntress

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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)!

Director: Otto Bell) Run Time: 180 min. Rating: G

Release Year: 2016

Language: Kazakh

Starring: Alma Dalaykhan, Nurgaiv Rys

Please join us at The Gem for our second Science on Screen event! This will happen Thursday, Feb. 20th, during the February vacation. We will have Chewonki’s Owls of Maine program at 1pm followed by the film ” The Eagle Huntress” at 2:30pm. There will be a half hour break from 2pm to 2:30pm

1pm: Emma Balazs will present the Chewonki Foundation’s Owls of Maine Program: Habits and Adaptations of Maine’s Native Owls 

Three live owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl.  Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light!

2:30pm: The Eagle Huntress

Film Synopsis: Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.

This event will be free for ALL students thanks to the Science on Screen grant received by The Gem.

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

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