Wednesday, July 10th, at 7:15pm
Beginning in the 1960s, young scientists driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works, headed out into the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools. They discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures. Adapted from the groundbreaking book by Sean Carrol by filmmaker Nicholas Brown. (84 mins)
Post-film discussion: Greg Bockheim is the Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Zoo’s animal collection, conservation programs and operations.
“The Serengeti Rules celebrates not only the diversity and beauty of the natural world but also recognizes the transformative power of curiosity and knowledge.” – Kimberly Myers, Los Angeles Times
“A celebration of scientific excellence and an account of a discovery which has ramifications for natural environments the world over, The Serengeti Rules makes for compelling viewing.” – Wendy Ide, Screen International