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The Evanston Environmental Association’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival will showcase 16 of the world’s best environmental documentaries – featuring stories about anti-fracking heroes, beautiful birdsongs, a courageous (but cold) surfer, a slimy snail and one of the nation’s greatest environmental victories.

The EEA, the independent nonprofit organization that supports the Evanston Ecology Center, is the Chicago area’s presenter of selections from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the nation’s largest environmental film fest. The films will be shown at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 and 20 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

General admission is $7. Individual EEA members are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets priced at $7. All other EEA membership types are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets priced at $5. Tickets are available at evanstonenvironment.org/filmfest.html or by calling 847-448-8256, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

“We want people to have fun and at the same time be educated and inspired by these beautiful films,” EEA Board Secretary Karen Taira said. “The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is about inspiring people to become environmental heroes.”

Different films, ranging in length from one to 36 minutes, will be shown each evening.

Feb. 6 Films“The Curious Snail” “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten”“Birdsongs – Yosemite Nature Notes”“The Colorado River”“Our Power – Black Mesa, AZ”“The Wilderness Act: 50th Anniversary”“River of Eden”Feb. 20 Films“Bounce”“Sticky” “The New Environmentalists, Home Rules”“Monarchs & Milkweed”“Catch It (Surfing)”“Sea Change”“I Heard” “Dryden – The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game”