Big Green Screen Newsletter - June

Welcome to the Big Green Screen Theatre’s newsletter! There are many exciting new things happening at the Big Green Screen and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Keep reading for more info!



Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in immersive large format, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and, most importantly, putting forward the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for natural selection. Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.



With our new movie comes a new daily movie schedule! Missed Prehistoric Planet? You still have a chance when taking advantage of our group and educator specials





June 1 - October 31 10AM-6PM Daily

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC illuminating this issue and its local implications. This exhibit will explore what actions are being taken to address this complex issue. This exhibit will feature a large artwork funded by Erie Arts & Culture to highlight the issue. The exhibit will also include local efforts to address this issue and speakers. Partners sponsoring this exhibit are the TREC Foundation, DCNR, PA Sea Grant, Regional Science Consortium, Erie Arts & Culture, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, and Environment Erie. Admission to the TREC is free. No registration required.